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Preppy the Whale | A Finished Mini Quilt




so i've had Elizabeth Hartman's Preppy the Whale pattern for what seems like forever. well this week, i decided that i needed a new mini quilt for sewing room and the mini quilt from Preppy the Whale would be the perfect size.

for this mini, i decided to work with a limited color palette and what better than my two favorite colors. i knew i wanted lighter shades and move to a darker shade and these fabrics worked perfectly. plus i was able to use a few more of my Lizzy House prints along with some Studio E swirls and Cotton+Steel. for the background i used an old standby, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Indigo.


for the quilting i kept it pretty simple with a diamond crosshatch using my favorite Aurifil color Dove Gray (#2600).

lately i have been playing around with a chunky or wide binding. this is now the second quilt that i have added the chunky binding to and i think i'm in love. the little extra binding really adds a framing quality to the quilt. i have only added it so quilts with borders, so i need try and add it to a quilt with points and try out my idea that i have. for those curious i cut my strips at 3.5 inches, stitched it on with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and it has given me a nice 1/2 binding. since this isn't so wide i still did a double fold binding.

this was just the creative outlet i needed this week as my hubby is trying a new shift at work and this has taken some getting use to.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Preppy the Whale
Dimensions: 16 inches x 22 inches
Quilting: Diamond crosshatch
Fabrics: Lizzy House, Cotton+Steel, Studio E, and Essex Yarn Dyed Linen

Comments

  1. So cute. 'Love your work and the pattern. You did an excellent job on the quilt.

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  2. So cute!! I love those little whales.

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  3. Fun! I've had my eye on Preppy for years but have never actually bought the pattern. Seeing your mini has me thinking it's time to take the dive. Great mini!

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  4. Mini Preppy the Whale is perfect. I love the wide binding! The cross hatch quilting is just right too!

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  5. That will be a nice addition to your sewing room!!

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  6. Your quilt is so cute! I love the fabric choices, and the quilting makes the design pop. Great job on a finish!

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