May 18, 2017

Pretty Posy Mini Goes To Market

I recently had the opportunity to play with some of the new Cotton and Steel thread when Kelly Nagel from Sulky sent me the Flower Shop thread box so I made a mini quilt, Pretty Posy.

Cotton and Steel thread

I wanted to do some machine applique and used the Thistle Indigo print from Alexia Abegg's collection by the same name, Flower shop as inspiration.  Cipher in Natural was used for the background.


I pulled fabrics from other Cotton and Steel fabric collections to match the thread colors in the Flower Shop thread box.  Aren't the spools cute?


My favorite color in the collection is No. 1815 Japanese Fern, the one I used to applique the leaves.


 The applique is all done, now how to quilt it?


I decided to free motion and echo around all the elements.


Here's a couple of close-ups.  Bow Ties in Grass was used for the bias binding.



And another look at all the colors in the collection.



I used the Indigo Thistle print and incorporated the label into the backing.


Here's a close-up of the label I created using the handwritten quilt labels tutorial I posted last month.


If you are going to Spring Quilt Market in St. Louis, look for Pretty Posy in the Sulky of America booth No. 2829 and Kelly will have Pretty Posy at Sulky's Schoolhouse session.

Linking to...
Show Off Saturday with Caroline at Sew Can She



20 comments :

  1. I didn't realize that C+S had a thread box. Those colors are beautiful. This is an adorable little mini. The fabrics and thread look great together.

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  2. Beautiful mini, Paige. I hope you get some photos of it on display at Market!

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  3. a lovely set of threads, and you have the fabrics that go with them all there. The binding is a great finish .

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  4. Wonderful applique and I love how you made the fabric design into the applique pattern!

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  5. Very clever, you made a great job Paige. The threads are lovely, and of course a perfect match for the fabrics too. Lovely binding.

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  6. Just lovely Paige . I too didn't realise c&s did threads as well as their fantastic fabrics . Your appliqué is lovely

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  7. Good Morning Paige,
    I love Pretty Posy. Your applique is just perfect as is the quilting. ~smile~
    Roseanne

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  8. How flattering for you to be invited to make something for quilt market! It's a tribute to your great design and technique skills. You've made something that showcases the threads very well - I didn't know C and S made thread too! Great work, Paige! I hope someone at market takes a picture of it hanging in the booth. It's always nice to get the overall picture of one's quilt when it's away from home.

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  9. What a sweet mini to test C+S thread on! I love it! The spools are really fun with the different colors!

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  10. What a cute little mini! Great test of the thread. Glad that it worked out so well!

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  11. Your applique is perfection, and I love the choice of colours and quilting. An altogether successful mini, well done you!

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  12. It's beautiful, Paige! Your appliques always come out so perfectly!

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  13. Very sweet quilt and how fun to have it hanging at market!

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  14. Your Posy Quilt makes me smile, so bright and cheerful. You always shine when presented with a project.

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  15. Hi Paige! Your satin stitching around the applique pieces is so beautiful! And I am still very interested in your binding tutorial! I see several have commented on it which is what you said has a lot to do with all your ribbon winning!

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  16. Lovely mini Paige ! Your machine appliqué looks perfect. I love that you used a fabric design as inspiration.

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  17. What a sweet finish, Paige. Perfection as usual! Has someone sent you a photo of it at market? If so, be sure to re-post it.

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  18. what a fabulous quilt! I love the design and the colours. And it's great to see someone acknowledging that Aurofil is not the only thread company!!

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