Friday, May 11, 2018

Petite Point Finish!!!

I am so super excited to share my newest finish this week!!!  You might recall my dilemma of how to finish this quilt off back here, well, I went with the no borders and finally got it quilted and bound and I just love, love, love it!!!!

This quilt is made of over 600 strings in scrappy reds and pinks!!!   And I can say that my blood, sweat, and tears went into this quilt, because I was actually cutting these strings when I lopped a bit of my finger off ;)  But it's all good, because I was so super excited to make a small dent in my pink and red scrap bins :)  (I think I can say it was totally worth it)     I started this quilt at the Winter Quilt Retreat  and Barbara and I had such a great time taking a class together.  Since then I have been working on this in little bits sewing time between other projects.  (and Barbara just finished her quilt top too, so fun!!!)

This was such a fun pattern to make!!  The pattern is Petite Point by French General and you use a Creative Grids Hexagon Trim Tool  to trim to the fun hexagon shapes.  It's like making a pineapple quilt gone hexagon, so fantastic!!!  And as you can see from the pattern, I took this quilt in a totally different direction, giving it a super scrappy feel, and I just love how it turned out.   Scrappy quilts are just so much fun!!!

When it came time to quilt it, I decided to just so simple loop de loops.   There is so much piecing in this, I didn't want the quilting to distract from all of those tiny little pieces.   And I just love doing little loop de loops, they are just so fun and relaxing and I don't quilt them as often as I would like to :)

I bound it in the nice dark red I found in my stash and love how perfectly it finishes off the quilt!!!  And I was so excited to have this gorgeous Tula Pink Bumble print in my stash to back it in.  It is the perfect shade of pinks and reds and works so fantastic for this baby quilt!!!   I added a little bit of polka dot's for a fun little bit of interest and to make the backing wide enough.   Love it!!! 

 And that is my Petite Points quilt!!!  I made my quilt smaller than the pattern and it finishes at  45" x 47".   It is going to be the perfect size to snuggle a precious little angel in ;)   I am just so glad that I got to take this fun class, especially with Barbara.  It isn't often that we get to take a class instead of teaching it and it was a super fun treat!!!

Thanks so much for popping in today and sharing this finish with me!!!  I can't say how much I appreciate having this little space to share my love of quilting with all of you ;)  

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Weekend!!!

Linking this finish to Amanda's, Sarah's, and Myra's :)  
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  1. As always, that is stunning! Isn't it amazing what a bin of scraps can turn into?

  2. It is gorgeous! Enjoy your finish!

  3. Hi Melissa,
    What a super finish! Those fabrics and colors go together so wonderfully, and you quilting is fab! WOWEE - over 600 string pieces. Holy moly, that is enough right there to make me speechless. Is there a special little angel in mind for this? They will surely feel all the love you sewed into it!
    ~smile~ Roseanne

  4. Very cool quilt!! Congratulations on you finish!

  5. Beautiful quilt and in such cheerful colors! I'm so glad you included a close up view of the block; I wondered how it was constructed.

  6. Another beautiful quilt! I love the Tula Pink backing fabric :)

  7. Very pretty, love all the fun bright pink and reds.

  8. Well that is quite amazing!! I started a pineapple quilt years ago and never have finished it: so many pieces!! :-) Kudo's to you! Hugs, H

  9. It looks awesome Melissa!! Love the quilting and all the beautiful shades of color in there.

  10. And we love having you share your work with us. A beautiful feminine quilt.

  11. I love how your quilt turned out! Nice balance of pinks and reds and the backing and binding is perfect for it. Congrats on a beautiful finish!


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