Friday, 2 November 2018

Little quilts from little pieces

Small quilts are some of my favourite quilts to make. They take very little fabric, allow me to try out different techniques and colour schemes.
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/607069846/straight-furrows-patchwork-quilt-doll
Straight furrows mini quilt - FOR SALE HERE
 This quilt began as a collection of 2.5" squares from a quilt guild retreat. In quilter lingo, these are called mini charm squares and this particular collection is very charming!
Mini charm squares
 I paired them with an off-white tone on tone fabric and sewed them into half square triangles. And the off-white seemed just a little too plain and I used one of the pre-programmed decorative stitches to accent the lines in the quilt.
Decorative stitching
 Because I didn't get these fabrics from my own stash, I needed to find a border that would coordinate with the charm squares and I first found a lilac for an inner border and then found a brown fabric for the binding that isn't an exact match, but it does work with the overall colour scheme.
Adding borders
 The quilting is in-the-ditch along the lines formed by the off-white fabric so it emphasizes the diagonal lines and the decorative stitching.
Adding binding
and the final product! This little quilt works just as well both portrait and landscape, and is perfect for any quilt collector!
https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/607069846/straight-furrows-patchwork-quilt-doll
Straight furrows mini quilt - FOR SALE HERE
Do you like to see these little mini quilts? Are you a quilter and would like more detailed instructions on how to make your own? Let me know here in the comments.

Thanks,
--Ann