May I introduce you to my mini quilt of the month for the month of August?
Last year, I was working with my thirties yo-yo quilt. It is still a work in progress, but in the meantime, I had some precious scraps that will not work for that quilt. There are so many wonderful ways to use the scraps, but I decided to make a boro quilt.
Here's the video that I used. I even pressed the quilted quilt, which I don't normally do.
Collages have a tendency to look awful until they are finished. It is a fine balance to take the time to make a pleasing arrangement, but avoid the overthinking that would make it look predictable and boring.
Once it was stitched down, it probably would have looked fine with a binding, but I decided it needed something more. Collage quilts are quite popular right now. I see quilts designed by Laura Heine everywhere right now in my internet surfing. I decided to add a focal point. I probably should have chosen a more interesting focal point, but I had the big piece of green fabric and I thought of circles. It was late at night when the circles turned into a tree.
The tree applique and some other stitching form the quilting stitches.
The circles puff a little bit to make it look dimensional.
The threads are leftover pieces from the quote quilt. I added some stitching that goes a different direction just to secure more of the long edges. I like how the tree makes you look at the other shapes again to try to figure out what they are. Is that a mailbox? A sign? Or another tree?
In true Shasta style, here is the back.
It is approximately 9" x 12".