Wednesday, October 31, 2012

modern maple mini quilt

I'm joining in with the fun over at Amy's Creative Side & The Bloggers Quilt Festival! 

I'm entering the modern maple mini quilt I completed this fall & have hanging on my wall. 
I have to tell you here at the beginning that I am rather new to quilting, I've only made a few mini's & baby size quilts so far. I love the feeling of satisfaction after one is finished!!

Anyway, I was just introduced to this block pattern a few weeks ago when I saw a few of them popping up over on Flickr. I was so intrigued I had to make a few myself!!:) 
Since fall was already half over I knew I wouldn't have time to make a whole quilt so I just made up four blocks & sewed them together to make a mini quilt. 

I used essex linen for the back ground & a red FMF print, Sandy Garvis yellow print, brown Lizzie House print & a Micheal Miller print. I also used a bit of text print in the background of the MM print for a bit of visual interest. 

Again I  used two different binding scraps I had & love the other extra bit of interest it added!

Because this quilt is so small I was inspired to hand quilt it & I sure am glad I did! I love the texture it adds to the quilt.


Here's a detail shot of the quilt where you can really see the hand quilting & the texture it brings!

..............Bloggers Quilt Festival stats..............

finished quilt measures 18x19

hand quilted by me: Karen Peachey

Best category: hand quilted, wall hanging, doll/mini quilt


  1. I love the prints you chose for this, it's so perfect for fall!

  2. Such a fun mini adn nice hand quilting. I really like it

  3. Beautiful! I'm a sucker for a maple leaf.

  4. Your quilt turned out great! Love the neutral background behind the leaves and the scrappy binding.

  5. This is so fabulous and the hand quilting is lovely!!! Perfect for fal:-)

  6. I voted! Super job on that hand quilting. :o) You did an amazing job on this cute little quilt.


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