Monday, October 26, 2009

mini four: Lines and Circles

I'm cruising along with all my mini quilts and have another completed to show you today. My husband said they should all be the same so nobody is fighting over one or the other. But what fun would the be?!



I loved making the strip-pieced, applique candy corn this summer and wanted to try something like it again. When I came across an awesome doll quilt by Amber from One Shabby Chick , I knew it would be perfect for the honey bun strips I have.

Her straight line quilting really made the design! I hardly ever do lines, so this was a great chance to practice that skill as well.



I used the same light weight, fusible interfacing as before. Once the circles were turned, I just ironed them in place and top stitched right inside the edge.


For the circles that are not whole, I just made them whole - quilted as they hung off the edge - then chopped off the extra after adding the binding.


I couldn't resist adding a gnome to this one as well. Thank you Amber for the awesome inspiration - this was a blast to make and will look wonderful at our advent tea!

16 comments:

Amber said...

It's very cute - thanks for the email! I'm sure everyone will love them all!

Doris said...

The little gnome fits right in there! Love this little quilt...

Rene' said...

Another great mini quilt. I've enjoyed seeing them progress and look forward to the next one.

Michelle said...

It is so beautiful. I wish I could be at your tea. You should have a spot the gnome contest like they do on The Amazing Race.

Angela said...

super cute! i love seeing all of your mini's!

Dee said...

they look like ornaments! too cool! you're so neat to be doing this!

Tonya said...

I love it! The circles are great, and I am such a huge fan of straight line quilting. How far apart are you lines? They look really good.

CitricSugar said...

I truly believe that this fabric line is the prettiest Christmas fabric line ever created ever and that there is nothing that it can't do....

However, I am also really inspired by what you do with it, too!!

Kelly said...

This one is my favorite so far, I love it!

Kris said...

I love the circles! ... but you probably already guessed I would say that :)

One Flew Over said...

The quilting looks great and really compliments the circles!

Leslie said...

those circles rock!! i am pretty sure your husband is right....there is going to be some fighting over these pretty little quilts

The Quilt Buddy said...

Oh yeah...I would be totally fighting over this one! I mean move out of my way fighting!

Diane said...

These are so cute... I can't wait for the next one, but, I think your hubby may be right... I hope it does not end up in a brawl with ladies rolling on the ground fighting over these (giggle) the pictures that come into my head, oh my!

jaybird said...

i think this one is my favorite of your minis so far!!

Aunt Spicy said...

Stunning, just stunning!