Orange Segment: Mini Quilt #27

This mini is a continuation of my series within a series focusing on a single color in each mini.  Green was entirely free motion quilting, and Yellow and Violet were quilted exclusively with straight lines.  For Orange I decided to combine techniques and use both straight-line and free-motion stitching.Orange Segments

The piecing of the quilt top uses straight white lines to divide the small sections of orange.  Curved lines break up the overall composition of the piece and the expanse of white in the center of the composition left ample room to bring in a strong texture with the quilting.Orange Segments front detail

Quilting this piece started by using a walking foot to define the graphic areas of the quilt.  I extended the straight lines of the white fabric dividing the smaller orange segments to give an architectural element to the project.  The straight line designs continue through three of these segments.  Free motion quilting pulls together the rest of the quilt.  Two Types of orange variegated thread add dimension and texture to the quilt.Orange Segments back view

Binding for this project is scrappy, drawing on several fabrics included in the quilt top design.Orange Segments back detail

Quilt Stats

Title:  Orange Segments

Size: 20″ x 20″

Techniques:  Machine piecing, Improvisational piecing

Quilting:  A combination of straight line quilting done with a walking foot and free motion quilting, both done on a Bernina 1008

Fabric:  White Kona cotton and assorted orange cotton prints

Batting:  Warm and White Cotton Batting

Thread:  Pieced with white Gutermann Mara 100, Quilted with two different colors of WonderFil 50wt variegated cotton thread

Binding:  Scrappy orange binding, cut 2″ in width, machine sewn to the front, hand stitched to the back

What was new?

Orange and White color scheme

Combining straight line and free motion quilting

Quilt 27 / 50

Quilt 27 / 50

Goal #4 is finished!

Goal #4 is finished!

 I have linked this post up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.  Please drop by to see all of the fantastic projects being shared!

14 thoughts on “Orange Segment: Mini Quilt #27

  1. I really love orange and white together, and the high contrast thread looks so great in the middle of the quilt. Your playful extension of the piecing through straight line quilting gives the quilt wonderful depth. I am really impressed with your series of minis! Do you have plans for them?

  2. Allison CB says:

    Okay Cassandra you have to change the name of your blog since this is clearly a very dramatic piece! Very very nice! Love what you did!

  3. Rochelle says:

    Again, I am in awe of your quilting abilities. I love looking at the back as much as the front. Each little section has different quilting designs and they look so perfect. You are an inspiration.

  4. Tish says:

    I have to say I’m really enjoying your series of mini quilts. I think this one has a wonderful balance of straight lines and fun free motion. Can’t wait to see what comes next.

  5. Rhonda Laws says:

    Words escape me…this is stunning!!!! Simply stunning!!!! Thanks for sharing and playing along in the FAL. Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.

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