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"