My Tomorrow Mini Quilt is my response to the Project Quilting 14.4 prompt.
Project Quilting is a series of challenges hosted by Persimon Dreams that requires a project to be made with your interpretation of the challenge rule. Read all about Project Quilting on Kim’s blog. This is the 14th year of this and I heard about it and decided to join in and challenge myself, especially with the quilting design side of things. I am also trying to do most if not all of the quilting on my domestic.
What was the rule?
RULE 3: YOUR PROJECT MUST BE INSPIRED BY A BOOK YOU’VE READ.
How it works
You have one week (until noon the next Sunday) to meet the challenge.
- Every challenge piece must be a FINISHED project seen through from INCEPTION to COMPLETION during the challenge timeline.
- Each piece must stand alone as DONE to count toward prizes.
- Your project does not need to be a traditional quilt, but must meet at least one of these requirements: include patchwork, include appliqué, have 3 layers stitched together by hand or machine.
Tomorrow mini quilt (project quilting 14.4)
Did I stick to the rule?
This mini quilt was inspired by a favourite series when I was growing up, Anne of Green Gables. This is one of my favourite quotes from the book. A reminder that we can start fresh and keep going. There are many tomorrows and we can aim to live better each day.
I have other favourite quotes but I chose this one, it seemed pertinent at the time.
The words were marked free hand with a Sewline Duo pen because I couldn’t find my Sewline Styla pen. Either way the marks come out really well. You can see some variation in my letters, let’s call that poetic license.
Green fabric was used as a nod to Green Gables, and you will find a certain string of pearls quilted in as well. One of my favourite parts of the book.
This was quilted on my domestic machine rather than the longarm.
I used the Janome hopping foot to quilt this entire mini. Free motion quiting the letters first, and I outlined them all at least 2 times, then traveled to the next one. I wanted a bit more thread build up to define the letters better.
Loops in the background just to push it down a little.
- cotton fabric and scrap of wadding
- 8×8 inches
- green cotton fabric for top and backing, from my shop
- Same fabric for the binding
- Rasant thread white #X2000, and a sage green #0453
- Title – ‘Tomorrow’