I finished the ampersand mini quilt yesterday! I love the way it looks... greens and blues are my favorite and they really pop against the silvery-gray background...
I like the way the free form stitches contrast with the clean shape of the ampersand... I'm not even sure how many different colors of thread I used in this piece! I made sure to include light, dark, and medium tones. The ampersand shape is outlined in black and I also used gray thread that matches the fabric to outline the design and the edge of the quilt.
Once I brainstormed the idea for this little lovely I had to do it! And once I got started stitching I couldn't stop! It's the French knots... I always get hooked on French knots : )
I'd love to do another quilt like this... do you have any favorite symbols or typography elements? I'm not sure what to make next, so I'd love to hear some suggestions!
This piece is now listed in my shop (and don't forget about the discount code and blog reader bonus that is available until July 24th!).