Sunday, 17 April 2016

More Miniature Quilts and a Table Runner

This great red and gray Christmas fabric line is called Holiday Magic and is designed by Jan Shade Beach and produced by Henry Glass Fabrics. This keeping track of designers and fabric manufacturers is for me, a very new thing. As my fabric collection grows, it helps me to know who produces a fabric line as it makes it easier for me to find coordinating fabrics at a later date if I need more.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/287515187/merry-christmas-table-runner-red-gray
Holiday Magic Table Runner
 I've made a few wall quilts already with these fabrics, but used some strips to make a large table runner (shown above).
https://www.etsy.com/listing/274001442/red-gray-log-cabin-quilt-scandinavian
Holiday Magic Log Cabin Mini Quilt
 I've shown you this one before, but I'm really happy with how it turned out. The gray side of the log cabins are quilted with a small meander free motion quilting pattern and the red logs are quilted with a straight line star burst design which looks great in person and is hard to show via my poor photo skills! LOL!
Star burst quilting on Log Cabin Mini Quilt
 And this little quilt was shown to you before, but is now quilted and finished. The little squares are quilted in the ditch, the sashing separating the pieced bars are quilted with a free motion loop pattern and the border is done with a free motion zig zag.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/272451830/doll-quilt-miniature-quilt-purple-and
Miniature Blue and Purple quilt detail
 Because the border on this was such a strong fabric, I decided not to use binding, but finished with this with a facing, leaving the border as a focal point.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/272451830/doll-quilt-miniature-quilt-purple-and
Miniature Quilt
I am really enjoying the miniature quilts I've been making this year as they are giving me a great place to practice my free motion quilting skills and challenging me to find creative ways to quilt other than going to a basic free motion meander.

--Ann