Hello Quilters! You might remember I was on The Moda Bake Shop back in September with a Color Play Quilt ~ large orange peel style… Well they asked designers to make a mini quilt based on their original quilt, and here’s mine… aren’t these colors so fun?
I was so lucky to score some fabric from Moda’s Basic Mixologie collection to make my mini! Gorgeous!
This mini quilt is 22 1/2″ x 22 1/2″ ~ perfect gift size or mini swap size!
I had so much fun quilting this quilt… I added some extra batting behind the center motif which makes the grey peels pop out… hard to see in pic but it looks pretty sharp. You can see how I added it to my mini in the original MBS post.
For all the top stitching I used this Aurifil 12 weight thread. I actually bought it to try it out for hand quilting but you can use it in your machine too! I’ve used it in my machine before but mostly to add fun stitching to my quilt labels before I applique them on.
I think it looks Amazing! ~ I really love this look!
If you want to try it, get yourself some 100/16 Top Stitch needles for your machine to accommodate the thicker thread. I’m not sure what is recommended for the bobbin but I used a 5o weight that matched without any trouble. Do a little test run on a fake quilt sandwich to get your tension mastered before going to town on your quilt.
This is a raw edge applique quilt but after I appliqued the shapes, I loved the thread so much that I went around each shape on the outside of the applique! Lookin pretty! Look at this close up from the tutorial…