Stained Glass Windows Mini Quilt // Finished Modern Quilt

Stained Glass Window--Fab Little Quilt Swap

I just finished this mini quilt for the Fab Little Quilt Swap on flickr.   I know I said I wasn’t doing any for a while, but the swap mamas used flattery to their advantage, and here is the finished product, “Stained Glass Windows”!!! I had a great time making this and it is my first time sewing curves–a swap item may or may not be the perfect time to try something like this. The jury is still out.

Stained Glass Window Detail

I signed up for Rachel’s Curves Class after seeing a few of her excellent preview projects, and figured it would be easier to take the plunge with a little hand holding. I think curves are just like anything else–zippers, sewing with non-cotton fabrics, etc. They seem scary, you try it out, realize it isn’t too difficult, and go on from there.

Stained Glass Windows was inspired by a scrappy color wheel from Rachel’s class, and a suggestion from Elizabeth to invert the color wheel similar to a doll quilt in progress by Norma of Petit Design Co.  The quilting is perhaps my favorite part–I outlined the “cathedral window” three times, both inside and outside the window. Note: the map fabric is from Etchings by 3 Sisters from Moda.

Stained Glass Window Quilting
Stained Glass Window 2
Stained Glass Window Back
I used one of my favorite Loulouthi prints for the back,
and the polka dot binding is from Cosmo Cricket’s Circa 1934.
Linked to Finish it up Friday @ crazymomquilts 
Finally–can you believe this was made almost entirely of scraps? Excited to link up to Rachel’s Festival of Scrapiness!
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  1. Posted March 13, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    That is GORGEOUS! Amazing job, Katie!

  2. Posted March 13, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Permalink

    I totally love this mini, your partner is super duper lucky!!

  3. Posted March 13, 2012 at 5:46 pm | Permalink

    This is incredible! I love that middle fabric, so perfect. I agree the quilting is great, simple and effective :)

  4. Posted March 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Agree with others! Awesome

  5. Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    I love this! Kind of want to hang it on my wall. Amazing.

  6. Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I love it!! You would have never guessed it was your first time doing curves :)

  7. Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Really beautiful and wonderful fabrics!

  8. Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    I love the fabrics you used on the front! May I ask where they came from?

  9. Posted March 13, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Permalink

    wow. just wow.

  10. Posted March 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm | Permalink

    Lovely! Fab use of the garden/house plans in the center– with the color wheel it is really sketchy and dynamic! Nice use of 1934 for the binding too!

  11. Posted March 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Permalink

    You did a beautiful job. You have a lucky partner

  12. Posted March 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    This is very cool! Great job. Love your fabric choices.

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  15. Posted March 14, 2012 at 2:48 am | Permalink

    This is just gorgeous!! I love it!

  16. Kristie
    Posted March 13, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful design and awesome use of scrappy fabrics, Katie!

  17. Diane
    Posted March 14, 2012 at 1:11 am | Permalink

    Beautiful! Love the quilting to momic the pattern.

  18. Posted March 14, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    this is so beautiful!!

  19. Posted March 14, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    I love it. What a modern/individual approach to a classic block idea. The colors and photography are spot on. Nice Katie.

  20. Posted March 17, 2012 at 2:59 am | Permalink

    Where’s the ‘awesome!’ button when I need it?! WOW!!

  21. Posted March 26, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    It’s beautiful! The colors are wonderful.

  22. Posted March 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Very cool as an inversion. And, yes, lovely colors!

  23. Posted March 26, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful! I love the colors, the fabrics and the quilting!

  24. Posted March 27, 2012 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    so gorgeous! i think we take scraps for granted way too often!

  25. Posted March 28, 2012 at 3:23 pm | Permalink

    Wow, I love the colour wheel done this way. super cool!

  26. Posted March 29, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    That’s a real beauty. Love your way with color and design.

  27. Posted March 29, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

    Love the design and colors. What a great little quilt.

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