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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It's a very cute mini!ReplyDelete
Oh I love your cherry mini quilt. How perfect this would be to make a table runner. thank you for sharing and inspiring. quilting dash lady at comcast dot netReplyDelete
It's a charming little quilt. I love the process you went through to determine the best stitching for the applique.ReplyDelete
What a sweet "cherry" of a quilt! I have to laugh at the fights we have in our heads some days. Glad I'm not alone in that venture!ReplyDelete
Job well done, you stitching looks fabulous. This book looks really fun. I just might be needing to find one myself. Did I not just say, I need no more new books???????:-O
Of course..it is sew cute! :)ReplyDelete
This is adorable, Lea Anne! Great finish.ReplyDelete
What a darling little quilt and who doesn't love cherries!!! It turned out so cute.ReplyDelete
Looks like a fun book. And your quilt is perfect for a cherry lover.ReplyDelete
What a darling little mini! It is sure to brighten up any room in the house.ReplyDelete
Your little cherry mini is so cute. It makes me smile for sure.ReplyDelete
This is so cute. In the first photo I didn't realize how tiny it is. Thank you for sharing it.ReplyDelete
What a cute project! Love it!ReplyDelete
Love tiny and this piece has such charm! The colors are so rich and who can't love good cherries.ReplyDelete
Your mini quilt is so cute!ReplyDelete
Adorable little cheery quilt. I like the stitching and may just use it in one of my projects.ReplyDelete
Kudos to using up more of those scraps! -Anita @ Domestic FelicityReplyDelete
Super cute quilt! Perfect to brighten up a retro style kitchen.ReplyDelete
Very cute, cheery quilt, Lea Anne! I love the cherries too!ReplyDelete
Your quilt is adorable, Lea Anne. I really love the background you used with the little children in that pale pink. So sweet!I have this book, also, and just drool over the cute little patterns, but I have yet to make anything out of it. It's one that I like to look through and admire, as I do with most of my books, magazines, and patterns. Good for you for actually making something wonderful from it.ReplyDelete
Very pretty project! Lovely colors! Thank you for sharing! Enjoy your weekend! :-) :-) angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcomReplyDelete
Really cute! What line is the fabric backing? I really like it!ReplyDelete
I'm glad to see that your team of Me< Myself and I won out in the end. It is a sweet piece and the work was so worth it ( so easy for me to say)ReplyDelete
What a sweet mini! You're right that the machine stitching adds a lot to the applique.ReplyDelete
You sure made a happy little quilt with their pattern! So delightful and colorful on this dreary snowy winter! The snow is still slanting in, and piling up. Your little quilt shouts "SPRING" and we have hopes that this current weather WILL end and spring will come!ReplyDelete
Sweet cherry mini. A good choice for your dusting off project.ReplyDelete
Hi LeaAnne, what a cute mini. It feels so spring-like. You did a great job with the applique!ReplyDelete