Friday, November 11, 2011

FO: Magnolia Lane Mini

New project

Back in May, I started a new project using Oh Fransson's Map of the States tutorial. It's the block we used back in February, for do.Good Stitches, and I enjoyed it so much, I thought I'd do it again.

Using mostly Laura Gunn's Magnolia Lane line, which I love, I added a few coordinating stashed fat quarters. Unfortunately, I lost steam and only finished three of the blocks and then the project sat. Until last month, when I accepted that I would probably never make enough MOTS blocks for an entire quilt. As much as I love them, they're not the fastest block to complete.

FO: Magnolia Lane Mini

So, a mini was born.

I added my favorite shade of Painter's Canvas - the hunter green - to finish out the front.

Magnolia Lane Mini - the back

For the back, I used a leftover piece of Magnolia Lane along with Kona Brick. To quilt, I wasn't quite ready to try free motion, but I made a semi circle in the corner, and then from there quilted diagonal lines radiating from it, sort of like sunshine, I suppose!

FO: Magnolia Lane Mini

For a little FMQ experimentation, I added my initials and the year in the corner. I've never really labeled my quilts, but I'd like to start, and I like the way this little addition looks. I really love the yellow border I chose. I was initially going to use Kona Brick (same as the side back piece), but the yellow really pulled everything together (I think it's Kona Curry?).

I was extra motivated to finish this last night (although it's not yet been washed!), so that I could link up with amylouwho's mini party. I'm also submitting the mini to Celebrate Color this month!

Celebrate Color

21 comments:

  1. it's beautiful! i love the quilting and that shade of green is gorgeous. congrats.

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  2. Yeah, it's so beautiful, Jacey! What a great way to use those blocks. The quilting is fabulous. Well done!

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  3. I've been seeing KONA Curry around alot lately - I like it! Very fun little quilt you made!!

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  4. As always, a beautiful quilt. You are so talented!

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  5. I love it - and that shade of green is just beautiful!

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  6. Hi Jacey! :o)
    Love your mini!
    hugs. Trish

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  7. It's so nice and beautiful! What a great finish! :)

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  8. Beautiful! Love the color combos. I'm so glad you linked up - your blog is terrific.
    ~Kristina

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  9. I love that line--I have some yardage to make dresses from it, but I didn't get to them before I got pregnant again.

    Anyway, the green print you chose for the background is just perfect, and so is the binding color.

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  10. gorgeous, gorgeous quilt!! I love the rich greens.

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  11. The colors are so rich and the layout so creative, it's just beautiful! Love the way you quilted it, too. It really adds a lot!

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  12. Love this mini Jacey! Painter's canvas is one of my favorite almost-solids...it looks so great with everything! Love your little FMQ label in the corner too :)

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  13. Magnolia Lane is one of my favorite fabric lines. Your quilting is awesome! Very original design, great job!

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  14. Gorgeous! That hunter is such a lovely deep green. I love how it makes the brighter golds and blues pop.

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  15. Jacey - this turned out great! I love the quilting, and am inspired by your willingness to adapt a project that wasn't how you'd originally planned. I know I have more than a few blocks laying around that I thought would be a "big" quilt, but in reality, probably won't happen. Great idea to turn them into a mini!

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  16. i am just catching up on my blog reading... my reader had over 300, i mean come on right! i love this mini though and i really hope you win a prize with celebrate color. the quilting is so great jacey! p.s. i need to see a picture of your jewelry!

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  17. It's the perfect solution to a few blocks that will never make it to a full sized quilt. That green you chose (and the yellow border) brings it all in together making for quite a fabulous little piece! Well done!

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  18. Really beautiful! I love those fabrics, too and the layout and quilting are so pretty, happy and relaxed! Now I want to try a mini quilt, too! :-)

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