Yeah! Today is my day to share in the Dust Off a Quilt Book blog hop hosted by Bea over at the BeaQuilter Blog. In this blog hop we were asked to make a project from a book or magazine we've had in our personal quilt book libraries. What a task! We purchase these books because we love them. To pick one project was quite the chore. Those of you that know me know why I chose this mini quilt....the CHERRIES!
The mini quilt was found in the book Happy Flower Quilts. I won this book a couple of years ago during a blog hop. It's packed full of so many great projects big and small.
As you can see in the picture from the book I change the project just a bit to suit my lazier style. The pattern suggested tons of hand work that did not appeal to me. Simplifying was a must.
My tiny applique is raw edge applique using Heat N Bond Lite. Even with the fusible webbing the small pieces were very challenging.
I considered not stitching the applique in place. But after a little battle with Me, myself and I, WE decided the machine stitching could be done and would add a nice touch to the quilt.
I had fun making this one due to all the challenges that pushed me out of my comfort zone.
This quilt was almost 100% made from scraps. All except for the yellow cherry border is scraps.
You can read more about the making of this quilt
here -machine stitches video
here - making the applique shapes
here - picking the fabrics
Be sure to stop by the other bloggers participating in the Dust Off a Quilt Book blog hop.
Today's bloggers is listed below. You can find the full week list of the hop over at BeaQuilter.
Thursday Feb 21st
Anita at Domestic Felicity
Leanne at Devoted Quilter
Jennifer at Dizzyquilter
Carla at Creatin' in the Sticks
Lee Anne at Podunk Pretties - You are here!
Andree at quiltinglearningcombo
Lyndsey at Sew Many Yarns
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