10 minute block

This is my first 10 minute block quilt, worked up in romantic, soft florals.  I sewed the blocks over Easter weekend from a pack of pre-cuts that I have been hanging on to for years.   The fabrics speak to me  but I did not have enough of this set for most of my projects.   This little baby quilt was the perfect project to finally break them out of their little tin.

I'm also trying some new techniques.  The center is stitched in a  simple free-hand flower petal of sorts in the blocks, TT in the centers. New to me is the CH woven border that I'm not so sure about yet.   But that's why I'm trying it on something small.   I used a remnant of a poly batting for this little quilt to get lots of dimension but now I'm quilting it flat in the border!  I initially thought I would do a 1/2" crosshatch but it looked too open, so had to fill in to 1/4".   Maybe should have worked this out with a smaller arc to get a deeper curve, my CH looks rather flat.  But that's OK, straight lines, highly curved - they all work.   I was not even sure this would work out at all on the small 3.5" border.  But all in all, I think it will be a cute finish.    Note the main arcs are measured and marked with blue washout marker.  They get stitched out first then you just have to go back and fill in using the ruler, first one direction for the CH, then the opposite wedges so you don't get crossed up on which direction to stitch.   The darker lines you see will wash out when it is all complete.


Nancy said…
Very pretty! I saw a You Tube video on this block... a fun one. You've chosen well with your quilting motifs.