Today we finish the #autumnjubilee2020 Embroidered Mini quilt. When we left off two weeks ago, your assignment was to stitch out four designs of your choice from the available designs on your machine.
Measure your embroidered elements with a square up ruler to determine the largest size.
Then add 1-2 inches all around. Cut all your embroidered pieces all the same size.
For mine, the optimum size was 5-1/2 inches.
So I trimmed all four to that size. Then I set them out to see what size sashing would work the best. I auditioned a 2-inch sashing, with the embroidery blocks set in a square.
Then I auditioned doing them as a row like a bell pull.
So, audition your blocks, and determine how you like them set, and what size sashing will look best. I decided an approximate 2:1 ratio looked best for mine, so my sashing will be 2-1/2-inches finished. You could also use the Fibonacci sequence to decide 1-1-2-3-5-8 etc. So, I cut my sashing strips 3 inches wide.
One of the things that makes this project pop is the black background on the sashing and border print, contrasting well with the ecru background of the blocks. Measure, cut and sew just like you do for borders.
Quilt top assembled.
Quilt as desired.
I used custom quilting on this, as I needed to stipple in the fullness around the embroideries. I added feathers in the sashing. The project is small enough to do by free motion on your domestic machine. See my post on Free Motion Quilting the Orizuru Crane.
I put feathers in the sashing, with a focal point in the middle.
The binding is the same fabric as the border.
All finished and ready to hang or use as a table topper.
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Have you made a quilt with embroidery before?