Thursday 25 October 2012

A teeny tiny quilt

I bought a single fat quarter of an older Anna Maria Horner print a while ago.  I used quite a chunk of it to make my pincushion, and didn't really have enough left over to make a big project.  So I decided to go teeny tiny - 1 inch finished squares, mixed in with a checked linen fabric.

Surprisingly, I really enjoyed making the tiny patchwork.  I quilted it with very simple straight lines, in the ditch, and diagonally in every second square.  I used a turquoise quilting cotton left over from this quilt, to pick up on the turquoise in the fabric.

The back is the same linen from the front, but you can see the check pattern a lot better with a bigger cut.

I used a double fold binding, which is not that advisable with a little item like this.  It would probably have been neater if I had made a single fold binding, but the front still looks pretty tidy.

I used to think mug rugs were a bit lame, to be honest, but I don't think I would have the patience to make a full sized quilt with 1 inch squares, so this was a good chance to play with patchwork I might not otherwise would have done.  I think I will take it to work to add a splash of colour to my desk.

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