Green: Mini Quilt #22

June 5, 2015

Since I completed Graffiti Feathers a few weeks ago, I have been thinking about creating a series of very simply pieced modern mini quilts based on a single color and white.  I like the idea of the simplicity of the quilt top allowing the quilting to really shine.  I am planning six of these quilts, one for each of the primary and secondary colors (red, yellow, blue, orange, green, violet) of the color wheel.  The first I am going to share with you is Green.

Green Graffiti Mini Quilt

I was inspired by the thin vertical lines of grass for this design.  Where I am this time of year, the grass is extremely vibrant and growing from all of the rain, so I wanted to incorporate green strips of various lengths across the bottom of the quilt.

Green Graffiti front view

For the quilting, I decided that I would take another stab at graffiti quilting, this time being inspired by a wild, grassy field.  The bottom of the quilt is done in variegated green Wonderfil thread.  Since I wanted the top of the quilt to recede a bit to mimic the sky, I switched to white cotton machine quilting thread, but continued to use similar quilted imagery.  I like to think of it as looking for shapes in the clouds!

Green Graffiti front detail

Green Graffiti Quilting Detail

The change in thread color really makes the back look interesting too.  The binding for this one is two pieces of the green fabrics used on the front alternated around the edge.

Green Graffiti front detail

Quilt Stats:

Title:  Green

Size:  20″x20″

Techniques:  Machine piecing

Quilting:  Freemotion Graffiti quilting on a domestic Bernina 1008

Fabric:  Assorted green cotton prints and white Kona Cotton

Batting:  Warm and White cotton batting

Thread:  Pieced using white Gutermann Mara 100, quilted with white cotton machine quilting thread and 50wt Wonderfil Tutti cotton thread in variegated green (color TU30)

Binding:  Green cotton prints, cut on the bias in 2″ wide strips, machine stitched to the front, hand stitched to the back

What was new?

Working in a short series of similarly themed mini quilts

Using a color combination of only green and white

Mixing graffiti quilting with a graphically pieced design

Quilt 22 / 50

Quilt 22 / 50

Goal #8 is Finished!

Goal #8 is Finished!



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    Kamila@ Work-With-Patches
    June 5, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Great quilting 🙂
    Greetings from Poland

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    Crafty Ashley B
    June 5, 2015 at 11:12 am


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    Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl
    June 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

    I really like how your quilting pulls together your design idea and makes it feel so much more organic. Lovely!

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    June 5, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Another beautiful small quilt. Great quilting and love the two tone idea.

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    Kristen Jones
    June 6, 2015 at 12:54 am

    I absolutely LOVE everything about this quilt! I’m not really a fan of green but this is beautiful! Your quilting is spectacular also! You’ve converted me to a green color lover…..:)

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    June 6, 2015 at 3:55 am

    This is great. And that quilting! I especially love the little spider. Can’t wait to see the rest of the series

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    June 6, 2015 at 6:53 am

    I LOVE this idea – of course, I’m partial to anything that involves white but, I LOVE this idea. And, I love what you’ve done with it!

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    June 6, 2015 at 10:09 am

    What a lovely piece and in my favorite colour.

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    June 13, 2015 at 6:40 pm

    I really like this idea. I’m looking forward to the rest of this series!

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    July 12, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Wow – very cute, and I love the quilting!

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