It's the Modern Mini Quilt Challenge, and I've been looking forward to sharing my Sir Robot wall hanging. This guy was originally supposed to be a quick easy project that I could finish in one weekend, but he took a bit longer because I ended up using him as a test subject for many things, not the least of which was figuring out how to re-calibrate the tension on my sewing machine after it had been sent away for service.
This wall hanging measures 20" x 22" and was the prototype for my Sir Robot quilt block pattern. I wanted to surround the robot with quilting designs that would compliment its straight lines and blocky shapes. I used circuit board for the background, and straight line quilting in the borders. At first, I'd planned to fill the borders with giant cogs, but I was recently reminded, working on another project, how difficult it is to quilt proper straight lines. I decided to practice those instead.
For the body of the robot, I used a cogs quilting design from the Free Motion Quilting Project. I love it! I'm especially happy with the heart, which is hand appliquéed and became nice and puffy once I quilted around it. Its puffiness makes it the focal point of the quilt.
One of the questions I wanted to answer with this mini quilt was: if you join multiple pieces of batting, are those joins visible in the final quilt? Sadly, the answer in this case was yes, so I will probably not be using this method on a large project.
For binding, I combined leftover binding scraps from six earlier quilts, and I think that fits the project really well. Here is the completed wall hanging!