I know this post may seem a little “Groundhog Day-ish”, given last Friday I was here revealing a mini quilt! Today is another mini quilt finish, and another mini quilt that will be going to live with someone else, and another mini quilt made using AMH! Hmmmm. I see a pattern here!
When the call went out on IG a couple of months ago for participants to take part in an AMH Mini swap, I didn’t think too hard before jumping in. I mean, I seriously have enough AMH to make a hundred mini quilts, so why not put them to good use and make just a couple?
It has taken me until this week to decide which pattern to use for the quilt, inspiration hit when I made these bee blocks for Cathy from my MQG Artistic Licence Bee….
We used a pattern by Lady Harvatine, called The January Block. You can purchase it HERE. It was actually lots of fun to put together, and I knew it would look fab with AMH!
Example A – Fab yes? If it wasn’t being shipped off far away, I would be leaving it right where it is there, above my bed! I’m wondering if the husband would be ok with a quilt hanging above us…… there could be another mini on its way…..
There are 34 different AMH prints in this mini – if you include the binding and backing. Add to that, around 20 different low volume prints I pulled out. It all adds to the beauty of it!
Once I had the blocks put together (and let me tell you, squaring and lining up four of these blocks to all connect together is rather interesting!) and basted, I did my usual trick of sitting at my sewing machine and wondering how to quilt it? I started with some swirls and added pebbles in between in the centre circle. Whacked the walking foot on to go around in circles for a bit and then continued with some straight lines, echoing the curves. Organic quilting on the corners and in the diamonds add a super amount of texture! And more swirls and pebbles on the half circles. Phew. I think the quilting actually took longer than the construction of the blocks! I used two of my go-to Aurifil thread colours – 2600 Dove Grey and 2310 Sandy Gold.
The Navy binding is one of my all time favourite AMH prints, from her Field Study line. It almost killed me cutting it up, but that’s what it’s for yes?? I have to now gather a few goodies to bundle up with this mini, and then send off to its recipient! I’m feeling very organised, because the shipping deadline is weeks away. Winning.
Finished size is 24″ x 24″ – so it’s a little on the larger side of a mini. But I really don’t think its new owner will complain?
What have you finished this week? I’m linking up – You can too!