Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Chubby little finish!! Woohoo!!


Woohoo! I love this little mini, especially in the snow nestled against my daffodils. It just screams "SPRING IS ALMOST HERE ! "
   I decided to use a gray pindot for the sashing and binding. And since I was having tension issues with yet another sewing machine, I took the plunge and tried some big stitch quilting! And guess what? I LOVE hand quilting!

 I really like the texture that it gives to the little quilt. And it was so much fun. I used Aurifil12wt Variegated# 4668 for the hand quilting and an Aurifil 50wt dark gray for the binding. I REALLY like the variegated thread. I didn't mark the quilt. I just tried to keep approx 1/4" away.  And hopefully my stitches will get a little more even with practice.


I wanted to brighten up all that gray sashing with a little border print hidden away in my stash just waiting for the perfect project to use it on. I LOVE these little pots of flowers!


I think they add just the right touch. Oh, I wish I had some Aurifloss in these bright and happy colors to outline the flowers!~  I added a strip to the top and bottom.


 And a bright and pretty print from Rashida Coleman Hale for the backing and the hanging sleeve.


This Chubby Churn Dash was so fun to make! I ventured a little outside of my comfort zone with all the bright prints but I am so glad that I did!


If you would like to make your very own Aurifil Mini of the Month Chubby Churn Dash you can find the pattern here! And be sure to enter your mini into the Aurifil Flickr Group for your chance to win a 12 Large Spools Box of beautiful Aurifil thread!



      This was so fun, I think I want to go back and do some more big stitching in the sashings and borders!
Happy Stitching yall!
   Linking up with Kathy for Slow Stitching Sunday! Be sure to pop by and see all the other beautiful projects being shared!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
xo jan

20 comments :

  1. This is such a pretty spring like quilt. Nice job with the hand quilting.

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  2. Oh this is exactly what I needed to see on a snowy Sunday! Beautiful job! I love the Aurafil 12wt for big stitch quilting. It is wonderful to work with!

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  3. This is such a lovely quilt. Love your choices of fabric and the border is just perfect!!

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  4. Your mini is adorable! love your use of the flower pot fabric and your wonderful foray into hand quilting using those great stitches!

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  5. What a gorgeous quilt the border is just perfect and your hand quilting compliments it perfectly!

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  6. What a fun little quilt! The big stitch quilting is perfect for this little sweetie!

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  7. I love how it turned out and I love the boarder adds a lot to the quilt. I just picked up my background fabric Friday and have not had a chance to work on it again. Everything cut out except the background and sashing.

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  8. Such a pretty quilt and glad that you are enjoying the hand quilting! :)

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  9. Awww, such a pretty little mini Jan! Love the little flower borders, just perfect.

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  10. Very cute--I love the addition of the border print to make it a rectangle. I was lucky to win a box of thread from last years sew along--can't beat an awesome box of Aurifil!!

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  11. Love the colors and the border of your mini!!

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  12. It is gorgeous Jan! How fun to try out a new technique and to love it! You must be feeling very spring like - nearly there...?!

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  13. That border fabric worked so well! Lovely. A great little touch of spring for when this winter is lingering.

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  14. That looks great! I love the lovely flower pot border and the quilting is so sweet. its very cheerful and springy.

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  15. great little mini, thanks for the link. love your fabric choices too.
    Colleen @ piecemakerquilts.wordpress.com

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  16. Thanks for visiting my blog!
    I love this little quilt, it looks so spring-y! Just what is needed right now :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Liefs, Audrey

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  17. So, so cute, and the border print is perfect.

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  18. So cheery and bright, love it. What kind and size of needle do you use with the Aurafill 12wt. ?

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