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balancing act

It has been a while since my last post. Like everyone else, I have been busy doing, making and being. I packed Christmas in all of its bins yesterday, so it is now time to catch up.

balancing act--frontI made this mini-quilt to celebrate a friend’s 50th birthday–which was back in October. Laurie is forgiving.

I enjoy using these solid-colored squares (left over from this project). I like how their teetering composition is echoed in the column of suspended chairs. The skewed quilting adds to the sense of imbalance.

IMG_0969On the back, I used more of the squares to create a sturdy column. The bold grey and white fabric is a scrap bit from the backing of Daughter #2’s bedroom quilt. I didn’t want to cover up the top part of the column with a hanging sleeve, so I used extra sections of the binding to create loops. I think this hanging system works well with a mini-quilt.

I forgot to measure it before I gave it to Laurie, but I think the dimensions were approximately 12″ x 14″–diminutive and charming like Laurie.

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3 thoughts on “balancing act

  1. Very cool quilt! Thank God for forgiving friends…

  2. Dana Silver on said:

    Very pretty !

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