Monday, February 20, 2012

Fi's Mini and other things

Mini quilts have been on the brain lately. I've had a lot of gifts on the to-do list lately, and besides that, they're just fun to make. It's so gratifying to start and finish a project in a few days. A mini lets me play with a new technique or beloved scraps. The blog world has been equally enamored with mini quilts lately, and there's even a fun contest going on right now at Ellison Lane. I'm trying to finish the mini I hope to enter for her contest, but for today, I wanted to share the one I made for Fi. Fi is a fellow Houston Modern Quilt Guild member. For birthdays in the guild, each member makes a gift for the person who has the next chronological birthday.

Fi's mini

I made this scrappy HST mini quilt for her gift, and included a S'mores chocolate bar and a charm pack of fabric.

I used a no-bind method to quilt this mini.

In a nutshell, you assemble the top, then quilt a few foundation lines through just the top and the batting, to secure it.
Then, you assemble (right sides together) the top/batting and back.
Leaving a gap to turn inside out, then flip right sides out, top stitch the perimeter to close the gap.
Then, quilt away! That's the last step! No binding!

Stitching and back

A close up of the yellow stitching.

I got to use some fun fabrics in this piece. The HSTs are from my triangles on a roll trial run, and I used a small piece from my Pezzy Prints jelly roll (a prize from Brenda's blog!).

I'm linking up with Megan today!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

AMH Good Folks - complete!!

I'm also excited to share that I now have a complete FQ set of Anna Maria's Good Folks fabrics! I love this line, and have tracked down all of the prints, bit by bit. The last several fat quarters are a result of a swap with Leslie. I cannot thank her enough!

Later this week, I plan on sharing a little wedding chatter with you. We're at the two month mark!
I've also got a few received goodies to share.

7 comments:

  1. Love the Anna Horner! Can't wait to hear some wedding updates.

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  2. Cute mini!! I'm excited for wedding chatter! Can't wait to hear about it, you must be getting so excited!

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  3. you are going swap crazy! love the mini. and congrats on tracking down all the good folks.

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  4. love this mini and i loooooove that yellow thread. is it aurifil? what thread do you usually use? just curious... ;)

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  5. Congrats on your fabric stack, Jacey! Any plans yet...

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  6. I like the idea that a mini allows one to use up scraps so well (of course, I know that others can do a huge quilt with scraps but some of us need to start small!). I like this one too!

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  7. Yay! I'm hoarding my Good Folks! I love that line!!

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