Custom Quilting a Modern Mini Series Quilt

2023 custom quilting mini quilt Jul 19, 2023
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I received a stunning table topper from Barbra in Kelowna, and I must say, her quilting talent is exceptional. She crafted this masterpiece using blocks from the mini-series curated by Alison Glass and Giuseppe Ribaudo of Giucy Giuce. What makes it even more special is that this composition is entirely unique; I haven't seen anything quite like it before. Nevertheless, with its uniqueness came certain challenges. I was determined to do justice to the piecing, and it definitely required some thoughtful consideration.

If you're curious to see how it all came together, you can watch the video by following this link: YouTube Video

For more information about the MINI SERIES, you can check out this link: Mini Series

Barbra ingeniously arranged her blocks in a captivating hexagon shape, which presented fascinating opportunities to explore other shapes. Throughout the creative process, I brainstormed various ideas, considering different possibilities before finally settling on my ultimate design.

After much thought, I chose a dot-to-dot medallion-style design for the table topper, aiming to create an intricate pattern that complemented the overall composition. My primary objective was to ensure the table topper laid flat and stable, preventing wine glasses from tipping over. To achieve this, I opted for a dense filler design throughout the quilt,

My goal was to showcase the brilliance of Barbra's hexagon-shaped topper while providing a practical addition to any table setting. Combining the dot-to-dot medallion design with strategic dense fillers, I was confident the table topper would be both visually striking and perfectly functional.


I started by quilting out all of the structure of the dot-to-dot design and the stitch-in-the-ditch.  I will tell you, with all of these little pieces I was going a little cross-eyed.  I didn't ditch everything just some of the lighter pieces where the thread wouldn't show too much, as stitch-in-the-ditch is notoriously difficult on paper piecing. 


As you can see in this photo I added some extra matchstick quilting inside of the dot-to-dot.  After looking at it for a while I thought It just looked a little too busy, so I removed this detail.  The little holes will go away with a little friction and time. 

Here are just a couple more eye-candy photos. 

If you haven't seen the video I would love you to go watch it.  You can find it here. 

If you have any questions or thoughts please feel free to leave me a comment on the YouTube video.

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