Here it is! I finished this beauty this morning and it couldn’t be a more perfect day for pictures!
I originally saw this layout at the Heritage Park Quilt Festival in Calgary in 2011 and I started making the blocks. Finally, 2 years later, there were all finished and I was able to start quilting! I used 50wt Aurifil colours for both the quilting and the piecing… have I mentioned that I love Aurifil? I’m totally addicted to them! The colours are beautiful, the weight of the thread is perfect and it quilts so beautifully with my Bernina!
I had lots of fun quilting this one! It’s so nice to do detailed designs when you only have a small project to work on. I started with a feather pattern in the corner pieces, then I added a swirl in the points with pebbles in the background. For the centre pie pieces I did echo circles and then finally flowers in the centre squares!
I made a tiny label for this quilt with an iron-on transfer and some coloured fabric pens. In case it’s hard to read in this picture, the label says,” Mini quilts are tiny treasures”.
I am not a fan of making binding that goes around inside corners so instead I sewed the backing and batting right-sides together and turned the quilt inside out so avoid the binding. I like it this way though because the quilt is already pretty busy and I’m not sure what I would have bound it with anyways.
This mini quilt looks so nice out in the sunshine, but for the rest of the spring it will be here, to make my kitchen bright!