Modern Mirrors from "Modern Basics" by Amy Ellis
InstructionsAmy Ellis' book, Modern Basics has 14 nice patterns and good instructions.
Type of item: Functional
Cotton prints, solid & batik in quilt-top; flannel on back
What was your inspiration?
Contemporary design for teenager - lovely pink fabric with tiny brown dots - and - gorgeous brown & hot pink batiks...
What are you most proud of?
Managing to quilt entire project on my 40+ year old Kenmore sewing machine! It was a huge challenge to maneuver the bulk every which way for the outline quilting. I even used pink thread for quilting on the light fabrics and brown thread on the brown blocks.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Be patient and methodical. Read & re-read instructions. Laying out blocks on a design wall (old flannel sheet attached to a blank wall with push-pins!) before sewing together. Double-check seam allowances often. It makes a difference to the outcome. Keep a seam ripper handy...