Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Maximalist Revisited

Once put my Maximalist quilt on my bulletin board, I knew it was missing something. A quilt named Maximalist needs to be, well Maximal. So I decided to add some gray on the other side. I decided to make a big yo-yo and pinch in the sides to make some dimension, like flower petals. I had some trim for the inspirational crazy quilt, and thought that would be a good center for the flower.

Here's what it looks like now. I guess it is done for now.

For the inspirational quote crazy quilt, I focused on this quote.  The ink uses a fine tip marker, and it is probably okay, but I was worried that it may not hold up.  My fine tip fabric marker is out of ink, so I decided to outline it using one strand of floss. It is a long quote so it took all week to do one quote. I will be buying another marker so I can reinforce the other quotes quicker.  By the way, the shadow under the quote is not a stain, it is the maximalist quilt.

2020:  Week 8 of 15 Minutes to Stitch

I worked on the inspirational quote crazy quilt this week. I also added a flower to the Maximalist quilt. I took my Opal sewing machine to be repaired, and bought some embellishments for the crazy quilt.  I have found some motifs I want to add to the crazy quilt and chose where I want to put them.

15 minute days this week -- 7 out of 7 days
15 minute days this year -- 7 out of 54 days
Success rate  = 100%

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Life in Pieces: 15 Minutes to Stitch


Wendy Caton Reed said...

I love it! In art, it is never over or ever done. There is always room to keep going back. I think this one is perfect now! I will link you in tomorrow's post. Love that quote and I can't believe you embroidered all that. I guess I am just not that patient. Thanks for another great mini!

Kim said...

Your Maximalist quilt makes my maximalist li'l ol' heart sing! It is gorgeous. Every fabric is perfect and the addition of the flower in the bottom corner is inspired. Love those little turquoise squares on the right hand side. I would not have thought to put them there, but oh how fabulous they look. I am in love with that floral fabric, but you already knew that. The quote is a beauty....so very true. I love visiting you each time to see what you are playing with.

Joyful Quilter said...

Nice touch...isn't it funny how you just know something needs just a little something else but trying to figure what it is can been a pain. The flower is perfect, love the added texture.

I can't believe you stitched that whole saying! Such small stitches, looks great.

tierneycreates said...

Your Maximalist quilt is awesome! I love the flower!

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

A wonderful maximal mini, with a lot of interesting elements. The embroidered saying is so special!

Tanya said...

Yes the embroidery really keeps the quote. It is a lot of work but so worth it! Even permanent markers don't always seem permanent.

Kate said...

Love the additions to the Maximalist Quilt. Congrats on a successful week of finding time to stitch. Hope this week was as good. I apologize for the very late response, the flu pretty much laid me flat this week.

Janet O. said...

My favorite part of your mini is the three bright purple squares in the upper right corner. So unexpected, but a delight to the eye when discovered. This is a great little quilt with so much eye appeal.
Great embroidered quotation--so true!

Quilting Babcia said...

Maximal is always a treat to see in a little quilt, and yours is over the top in wonderful elements to discover. I love it!