Friday, March 10, 2017

Mini Bolt Quilt

I recently saw a fun tutorial over at Caroline's blog called Mini Bolt by Down Grapevine Lane and figured it would be fun to make. I pulled out some really vintage Robyn Pandolph fabrics to use. These were leftover scraps that I had when my girls and I made our Memory Quilt many years ago.

This quilt takes no time to make and the instructions are super easy to follow. When it comes to the quilting I decided that I could use some practice with feathers and orange peels. Since the quilt was so small (9x12), I took a piece of tracing paper and outlined the quilt top so I can get a better idea of what the quilting will look like. Once I was happy with the quilting on the tracing paper, I just kind of went for it.

I used a light pink Aurifil thread #40. I did a lot of backtracking. I felt a bit rusty when it comes to machine quilting on my domestic sewing machine since I mostly quilt larger quilts on my longarm. I do love how it turned out and have a video to share with you on the quilting process. I also did a video to show my quilting process here and here. I also taped the binding portion and will share that as soon as I get the video edited. The binding is a part of this tutorial that I shared a few years ago. This is my favorite binding method.

Just a note, Craftsy is having a huge sale on all of their classes until March 13. All classes are under $20. I've taken some longarm quilting classes and they're definitely worth it.

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sunny said...

What an adorable quilt! I think I have just the perfect fabric to make one. And I love your idea of quilting practice. Thanks for the inspiration!

jann said...

Thank you for showing this...I haven't started my version yet so I was interested in your comments. Great colors and quilting! I'll be watching for the binding lesson.

Crafty Ashley B said...

So pretty! Love those fabrics!

Sara en Marie said...

Very pretty! I like the quilting. I would like to learn to machine quilt, for now, I do only straight or wavy lines...