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Improv Quarter Circle Mini Finished…

The second part of this little series on Improv Quarter Circles is here! A few 5:30 am wake-ups allowed me to finish the binding rather quickly.

Here is the process in which I finished my mini…

Step 1: Sandwich your mini quilt with batting and backing and baste in which ever manner you are comfortable with. I chose to pin-baste because that is what I currently have on hand. Also, audition threads if you have chosen to machine quilt your top. I chose to use the middle thread which happens to be Wonderfil Konfetti Color KT402 (orange). Konfetti is a 50wt thread and works wonderfully for machine quilting.

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Step 2: Quilt as desired!!! I desired to quilt using horizontal lines 1/2 inch apart.

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Step 3: Trim excess batting and backing. You may decide to preserve the quilt’s natural wonky edge, or square your quilt traditionally. I chose to maintain the quilt’s natural wonky edge and only trimmed off two corners that were excessively wonky.

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Step Four: Next you will want to decide how to bind your mini. I decided that I did not want my quilt top to be contained, so I chose a faced binding. Following a tutorial by The Silly Boo Dilly, below is what resulted. One portion that was quite curvy needed a bit of gathering in order to make the facing fit.

And voila, you have yourself a lovely mini ready for display! Below are some more glamor shots.

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Cheers,

Amanda

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14 thoughts on “Improv Quarter Circle Mini Finished…

    1. Thank you Pamela! This mini was fun to make and with the video tutorial that Leanne does from She Can Quilt, you will be making perfect curves (wonky or otherwise) in no time. I would like to try this technique again and see what I can come up with. I really like the way the faced binding looks. Thank you!

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    1. Thank you Marla for your comment! This mini was fun to make and I think I will explore these improv quarter circles a bit more to see where I can take them.

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  1. I have been finishing my own improv quarter circle mini quilt this week. How strange! Your quilt looks amazing and I love the colours and the faced binding. I had never heard of that, and wish I had known about it before I put the binding on mine. Oh well! Now I know, thanks! 🙂

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    1. I got the idea out of Sherri Lynn Woods’ book Improv Hnadbook for Modern Quilters, however there are many a good tutorial out there on the internet. I am excited to use the technique again!

      Thank you again for your lovely comment!

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    1. Thank you Sandi! It’s fun to make these fast finished with little ones around! I have much more circle/curve exploration to delve into, eventually! Man I love this community! Celebs cheer you on and it makes me feel so wonderful!!! Thank you again!

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    1. Thank you Sylvia. I like to go through Sherri Lynn Woods’ book when I need a little boost in creativity. There are lots of quilts in there with wonky edges and I thought I’d give it a try. It was lots of fun and something new for me too!

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