Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A test for sweet Lorna!

I have never pattern tested for a quilt mini before, so I thought I'd give it a try.  Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts is a master at designing quilts and patterns, and this is one of her latest.  When she put out the call for testers, I thought why not.  I'm so glad I did.  I immediately went over to 'Mad About Patchwork' and ordered the kit.  It is made up of all Kona solids and came quickly, with friendly service.


Above is the PDF pattern and all the pieces.

To the left are all the pieces labeled and ready to sew together.








 It's all together and basted.  Now, how should I quilt this little beauty?

 I decided on matchstick quilting in off white Aurifil with a 3.5 stitch and a walking foot.
 I used black Kona solid for the binding.



 Here is the pocket corners for the flat hanging rod.
 A little closer shot of the binding and quilting.  This mini measures 14x33.  All of the solids are Kona and the back is 'Canning Day' by Mama's Cottons for Connecting Threads.  I used 'Warm and White' for the batting.

Thank you so much Lorna, for the opportunity to test this fun and wonderful pattern!  Linking to Sew Fresh Quilts!!


13 comments:

thequiltedcat said...

Beautiful job!

Sheri said...

Very pretty! Your stitching is beautiful!

Shauna said...

so so cute, love it

Amy at love made my home said...

It is very pretty Vicki! How great that you got to try this out. xx

Vickie said...

Very very pretty !

Kim said...

Well...aren't your just a clever li'l pattern tester, you!! Once again, you have stitched a beauty. Those happy colours make my heart sing...AND that piecing...AND....oh my goodness....that quilting of yours....unbelievable. So....now you get to wear the "Crown of Pattern Testers" as well. That pretty li'l head of yours, will be getting just a li'l heavy laden with all those crowns that you are accumulating, Miss Vicki!!!

CeLynn said...

Beautiful. Love your version Vicki,you nailed your first test!

Lorna McMahon said...

Oh, ya! Like a boss! You aced this little mini, Vicki. Love the matchstick quilting. And your corner pocket hanging method. Looking forward to seeing this displayed in a future sewing room post! Sew well done!

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

That is soooo cute. I loved how you quilted it together too.

inchworming said...

Awesome job! Turned out great!

Μ ΧΑΤΖΗΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗ said...

Very tidy and nice job!!

Jo said...

Gorgeous quilt - stunning quilting. I used to love all things curly and feathery - straight lines like this are just perfect

Gemma@prettybobbins said...

Wow! What an amazing quilt!! I love the colour graduation and the finished quilt is just perfect <3 Thanks for linking up!!

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