Saturday, June 16, 2018

June - 12 minis in 12 months 2018 - Mini Charm Fun with Nest

Hello Quilty Friends! It's only mid month and I'm excited to be presenting my June mini quilt for #12minisin12months by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design and it's accompanying tutorial! Yes, the pattern is a repeat of May's mini, but as I have received several requests for a pattern I thought I'd make it up again and write up a tutorial as I went.

Ah! Nest is just as nice to work with as I anticipated. Love the blues! and greens! and grays! and cheerful pops of pink. Probably going to be sharing other projects with this lovely fabric line by Vanessa over at Lella Boutique.

This is an excellent start, but, yes, most definitely need to make more with Nest.  Here are a few of my favorite prints...


Oh! and more stripe binding!! Loving it, even more so when I get the stripes to match up, which is not as difficult as I thought it was going to be.  A bit fiddly, but very doable.

Simple quilting with a touch of cross hatch in the corners, which makes my quilty heart happy : )

Per request, I am excited to share my first ever tutorial in this little quilt tutorial. You can find it here.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Nest by Lella Boutique for Moda
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & Quilting thread:  Aurifil
Size: 23.5" x 23.5"

Thursday, June 7, 2018

May - 12 minis in 12 months 2018 - Mini Charm fun with Ella & Ollie

Spare time was in extra rare supply during the month of May so for #12minisin12months by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design a super super simple mini quilt was in order. (read - no time for picking out a pattern : ) But, simple does not mean not pretty.

Working with a mini charm pack of Ella and Ollie by Fig Tree Quilts was so much fun and yielded such pretty, pretty results. I have wanted to make with this fabric for a few months now and it felt so good to finally just do it! Simple really does have it's own rewards.

Isn't the diagonal striped binding just perfect?!?! I think I need striped binding on ALL the quilts.

Simple pattern requires simple quilting - straight-line quilting either side of seams.

Love the little bit of crosshatch quilting in the corners.

This happy little quilt brightens up our front entranceway. I'm so thrilled to have a bit of these beautiful colors and prints up on the wall to greet visitors. You can be sure there will be more projects in the future featuring this gorgeous line by Fig Tree.

PS: Stay tuned for the tutorial for this cute little wallhanging/table topper.
Coming June 2018.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Ella & Ollie by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & Quilting thread:  Aurifil
Size: 23.5" x 23.5"


Friday, May 4, 2018

April - 12 minis in 12 months 2018 - Mirabelle

Very pleased to share my April mini for #12minisin12months sew along hosted by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design.

I have had this mini charm pack of Mirabelle by Fig Tree and Co. in my stash for a few years and this year I just needed to make up into something.

Here in Minnesota spring has been late in arriving this year. So, if Mother Nature won't give me spring color, I'll make my own : )

It turned out SO pretty. I'm glad I settled on a simple layout. It was meant to have a border, but when I finished quilting it and saw my design sheet, I realized I had forgotten it.  Oops! Straight line quilting on each side of each seam to keep it simple.

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Mirabelle by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & Quilting thread:  Aurifil
Size: 18" x 18"

Monday, April 16, 2018

Second and third of twelve mini quilts 2018


Thanks to the #12minisin12months sew-along hosted by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design, my mini quilt wall is growing! So glad I jumped on board with this sew-along.

Here's my little cross & star block finished for February. This block has been on my mind since seeing Taunja's over at Carried Away Quilting - gorgeous! 

Straight-line quilting is my thing and it fits perfectly with this one-block mini quilt. I'm thinking I might need a bigger quilt made with this block.

My favorite print from Bonnie & Camille's Daysail fabric line is so cute to see up on the wall.

My finish for March was a slight variation of the star & cross block - added a square in the center of the cross. I just needed to see how it would look.

Such a pretty little finish using my favorite print form Fig Tree & Co.'s Strawberry Fields fabric line.

Again, straight line grid quilting for the quilting win. Lines are 3/8" apart. So, so much fun quilting up both of these mini quilts. They both make me smile, but I think the star & cross might be my favorite (I'm a bit partial to plus blocks : )

Quilt Stats:
Fabric:  Daysail by Bonnie & Camille for Moda
             Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co for Moda
             Bella Solids by Moda
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & Quilting thread:  Aurifil
Size: 12.5" x 12.5"

Happy day!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Winter Blues wallhanging - First of twelve mini quilts 2018

This year I'm joining in a fun, yearlong sew-along put together by Kait over at Knot and Thread Design - 12 Minis in 12 Months (over on Instagram- #12minisin12months) . My home is in need of a few small wallhangings and for some time now I have wanted to start a mini-quilt wall in my sewing corner. What a great way to stay motivated throughout the year.

This Winter Blues wallhanging is my first mini quilt for 2018. I pulled some small yardage pieces of Snowman Gatherings and Snowman Gatherings II fabric from my stash bin and settled on a super fun pattern of Sherri's (A Quilting Life) - Hope Chest Quilt.

This little wallhanging was really a lot of fun to piece. Love how you piece four blocks and get a surprise fifth block when its all together. (Hilarious/slap forehead moment - had a brain glitch when cutting squares for HST - completely forgot you got two HST from each square set. Duh! Now I have enough triangles pieced for another wallhanging just like this one : )

A little walking foot quilting and ta da! cute finish just perfect for January going into February in Minnesota. 

Fabric: Snowman Gatherings & Snowman Gatherings II by Primitive Gatherings for Moda Fabrics
Bella solid - 9900 98
Batting: Flannel
Piecing & quilting Thread:  Aurifil #2615 & #2021
Size: 24"x24

Happy quilting, Folks!