The Modern Quilt Guild recently had a Michael Miller Challenge in which all members who wanted to participate were given fabric samples (fat eights) of Michael Miller’s new Petal Pinwheels fabric line. I decided to make a mini quilt for a friend who I thought would like the colors in this cheerful fabric.
I also wanted to practice foundation paper piecing (FPP) so I chose PennyLane by 627Handworks that I linked from Wombat Quilts. It was a cute design with enough pieces that I could represent most of the fabrics.
Overall, I think it turned out pretty good, but I would change a few things next time:
– The fabric designs were too large a scale for these small pattern pieces. This pattern is lovely and may look better with solids, low volume, and blenders with larger scale pattern fabrics.
– I don’t love the pebble quilting I did in two of the quadrants of the main medallion. I like to practice my pebbling, but it turned out too busy on top of the main elements. The pebbling on the solid coral looks much better and is a better example of how pebbling can highlight low volume or solid fabrics.
– I tried my hand at 1/4″ binding for the first time. I hand sewed the back, but ended up with dog ears on most of my corners. I need a bit more practice.