Welcome again to the Mini Mania Quilt Along that I’m co-hosting with Chrissy of Sew Lux Fabric. For March we sewed the Jacks quilt, and I was so excited to use the pretty purple from Denyse Schmidt’s Eastham. Since the Jacks quilt is long and narrow, I originally planned to use it as a topper for my girl’s dresser, but then the colors were so cute I decided to hang it after all.
Since I had planned to put it on the dresser, I was going to use the backing in the horizontal direction, so Chrissy send me a cut for that. But, when I changed my mind, I wanted the kitties to be right side up, so I added a piece of the green that was extra between the two pieces I spliced together.
My machine desperately needs to be serviced, so I have been using my back up and straight line quilting my minis. But, yesterday, I decided to play with the tension and free motion quilt this one with my favorite swirls. With a few adjustments, I got it working great, quilted the whole thing and then looked at the back:
At the bottom the tension is just terrible. I didn’t even think to look until I was binding it, because I had already taken it out a few times near the top before I did get it right. Sigh. I am just going to leave this as is, since it is a wall hanging, and be glad the front is cute!
As always, kits are available at Sew Lux Fabric, for both the mini quilt I made, and Chrissy’s version, which is three mini quilts this time around:
Or, pick up a book and sew from your stash. Either way, we’d love for you to join us!
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