Modern Succulent Mini Quilt

Modern Succulent Mini Quilt, from Rachel Rossi designs. Stitched by Jennie

I love to sew, and most of the time I make clothing. There is something that I just love about quilts though. I have made a few quilts before, however since I am self taught, I don’t always know if I am following the proper techniques. So when I saw a tester call for the Modern Succulent Mini Quilt by Rachel Rossi, I was excited to learn some new techniques. The pattern teaches you applique techniques for applying all the petals for the succulent design. I also learned which needles and threads were best for this type of quilting.

Modern Succulent Mini Quilt, from Rachel Rossi designs. Stitched by Jennie

Modern Succulent Mini Quilt, from Rachel Rossi designs. Stitched by Jennie

For my first mini quilt, I decided to use fabrics in varying shades of blue and purple. I used the lightest colors in the middle and got darker as I went out. I decided to make it into a pillow for my 15 year old, who loves purple. For the back I pieced together some of the lighter colors, and then hand embroidered “Love you” on it. She really likes her new pillow, and I am so glad that I can make things that she loves.

Modern Succulent Mini Quilt, from Rachel Rossi designs. Stitched by Jennie

After completing my first mini quilt, I decided to make a Christmas version. I chose 3 shades of red and then a green for the leaves, so that it would be like a poinsettia. This time I decided to hand stitch all of the applique pieces. I am still working on the second poinsettia, and then I think I will make it into a quilted table runner. It is fun to play around with different colors and fabrics, in order to get a completely different look.

Modern Succulent Mini Quilt, from Rachel Rossi designs. Stitched by Jennie

Pattern: Modern Succulent Mini Quilt from Rachel Rossi

Modifications: I made my first mini quilt on the machine, and decided to make it into a pillow. My Christmas versions are hand stitched.

Recommendations: Play around with color schemes to get a completely different look for your mini quilt.

Fabric: Cotton fabric from Jo-Ann Fabrics

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