Sunday, March 4, 2012

Criss Cross Mini Quilt

Last week I finished up the mini quilt that I was having troubles quilting.


I ended up getting machine quilting thread and making sure to oil my machine every 15 minutes of sewing.  I also realized that it skipped a lot more when I was sewing over the white.  I'm not sure what fabric I used.  Are some better to quilt through than others??


 I found this cute Bow Peep fabric on the $5 yard cuts rack at a quilt shop nearby. I'm glad to get to use it for a quilt for a little one!  May nursery rhymes live on forever.


I really love how it turned out.  For the pattern I used Liz's Criss Cross quilt tutorial.  But just not quite as many squares.  It ended up to be just the right size for a little car seat or dolly quilt.  I love the look of this pattern for mixing a bunch of different fabrics.  


The timing was just right to enter it into this little contest. Happy Sewing!


Modern Mini Challenge




3 comments:

  1. So cheerful and colorful! Nice job!

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  2. Honestly, I think quilt shop fabrics quilt better than chain store fabrics. And I always prewash, I do think it makes a difference.

    The fabrics with metallic ink can cause skipped stitches, too.

    Lastly, I think how the fabric feels will tell you a lot. Stiff fabric doesn't quilt well. And high thread count sheets can also be a pain.

    Oh, and I'm pretty picky about the thread and needles that I use. Just don't ask me what needle to use with what thread, b/c I can never remember. I do a bit of practicing until I get the combo right, and then quilt my actual quilt. :)

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