Thursday, November 10, 2011

Mini Quilt Challenge!


We are heading out of town for the next two days so I am posting my mini quilt for the challenge a day early!

{Little House Mini Quilt ~ 11.5" x 11.5"}

I had a lot of fun making this! Especially after finishing such a huge project it was very satisfying to do a project that could be started and finished in a matter of a couple of hours. The planning took a bit longer, and the hand quilting too, but the actual sewing really was that quick!


I used a little tutorial at Comfortstitching to figure out how to construct my little house. I did the drawing as Aneela suggested, but didn't actually cut out pattern pieces like she does. Once I had my drawing, since I created it on graph paper, I simply counted the grid squares and used that to figure out how big to cut my pieces. There is nothing terribly special about the fabric I used - some were scraps from other projects, the sky section is regular old muslin, and a few of the others I picked up as cheap fat quarters from Wal-Mart of all places! They are not the greatest quality, kinda thin, but they were cute and for this project, it worked!!


I also tried hand quilting for the first time on this little project, using size 8 Perle Cotton. It was easy to figure out, and a lot of fun! I outlined the house/windows/door shapes, and then did some random swirls in the sky section. I like it and will definitely hand quilt again....small projects only though!

Linking up with {Sew} Modern Monday @ Canoe Ridge Creations


24 comments:

Debbie said...

VERY cute, Heather!! Love that you tried new techniques(!), especially the hand-stitching. It just makes it! Have a fun time away!

Pat said...

Really cute! Great job!

notes of sincerity said...

OH my heavens!!!
I love this! :o)

Kimberly said...

That's my kind of project! I love it!

Poppyprint said...

It's adorable!!

Cheree @ The Morning Latte said...

SO cute! Love the owl fabric. :o)

KellyS said...

Beautiful! Great job on this!

Kirsten N said...

Love this mini quilt Heather!! The owls are very cute:)

Toni said...

Very cute, Heather! And I admire your planning, too!

Bree said...

ack! too flipping cute!

twin fibers said...

Adorable! :)

Heather said...

That is adorable, and you did an amazing job on the hand quilting! :o)

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

You're hand quilting is so cute. And even! I tried for the first time on my mini, too and yours puts mine to shame!;-) Ha!

Lisa Ann said...

Very cute!

Nina... said...

Very sweet little house. I love the hand quilting. It adds a warm and personal touch!

janeylulu said...

This is too adorable. The swirly sky looks great!

Erin @ Why Not Sew? Quilts said...

love it, Heather! your hand quilting looks great!

Megan said...

Super cute! :) Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

kristastitched said...

so cute! love that little house. neat sketch, it hadn't occured to me these house blocks were a bit complicated!

diane said...

love the placement of the owls in this. Really cute mini!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

very cute :) I have never tried hand-quilting this way before...will have to give it a try. You did an amazing job. :)

CityHouseStudio said...

This is so pretty, Heather!
I just love the swirly hand quilting - beautiful job!

Mooberry Farmwife said...

That is beautiful! I have only made a couple of quilts, my current craft of choice is crochet.

I found you on made by ME linkup. :)

SewHappyGeek said...

How cute is that?! Thanks so much for linking up at SewHappyGeek!