Mini Quilts, what’s the point of them?.
They won’t keep you warm.
They could easily be lost on the living room wall
But then again,
Mini Quilts - do make you smile and they are such decorative and useful little creatures! Click To Tweet
And I have another mini creation to share with you.
This one is made with the Island Batik Sea Salt Sandy Collection.
The design is an original Del~Lillian Art Quilt Design, that is in it’s infancy 🙂 (basically it’s a sketch)
- Fabrics from the sea salt sandy collection
- Thermoweb Heat N Bond Lite
- Backing fabric
- Rotary Cutter, Quilting Ruler, and Cutting Mat (RCCMQR)
- 1/4″ Quilter’s Edge Tape Scissors and other necessary sewing notions
How I did it
- I began with the background and quickly discovered I didn’t like my original idea. I scrapped that!
- I ended using only two colors for the background. I used the same technique here as I did in my Improv Quilt..
- The flower stem is made with a bias tube fused to the background with a bit of 1/4″ Quilter’s Edge Tapeand sewn in place with a straight stitch.
- Fabrics to be appliqued have Thermoweb Heat N Bond Lite applied to the wrong side them
- Leaves are cut free style from a few different prepared green fabrics and fused to the background
- As a guide for petal placement, a circle is traced to the background.
- Flower petals are cut free style from two different purple fabrics and fused to the background around the traced circle
- They are appliqued in place using a narrow satin stitch with a decorative stitch down the center of each petal to add depth.
The top petals are 3 dimensional.
Two petal shapes are sewn right sides together – leaving the lower edge open for turning.
- The flower center is a yin and yang design. I drew out the appropriate size and fused it in place, covering the base of the petals.
The pieces are now machine appliqued in place using a narrow satin stitch
Superior Fantastico threads are used for the leaves and flower center.
Borders are added with corner blocks in a graduating step.
Finished sizes are as follows 1/2″, 3/4″, and 1″.
I was thinking land and Sky when I chose the colors but it kinda looks like the beach and water doesn’t it?
This was one of those inspired moments. Although I did plan to make the petals 3 dimensional, I was going to use the same decorative stitch down the center of each one before adding it to the background. But instead, I was inspired to pleat each one. This was simpler and gave it even more depth. Next time I’ll add a few more petals!
I loved using the two vibrant colors for this
Finish it Up!
- Layer your quilt.
- Quilt as desired.
- Add hanging corner pockets to back
Hang and enjoy!
Next time a pieced mini – here is a sneak peak of some of the block units.