Friday, 10 January 2014

AMH All Day Mini Quilt

I've been meaning to share details about the handmade items I made for Kelsey from Everyday Fray as part of our skills swap.  This mini quilt is my favourite thing I made for the swap, and definitely one of my favourite makes of 2013.

AMH All Day Mini Quilt - in progress

I took a photo of the back of the mini quilt once all the petals were stitched down and the piecing was done, because I thought it might be interesting to see what it looks like.

AMH All Day mini quilt 

From the front, you can see that all the coloured petals are made from Anna Maria Horner fabrics.  100 different Anna Maria Horner fabrics to be exact.  These were all from my stash.  I didn't even have to hunt very hard for them, which means I have well over 100 different Anna Maria Horner fabrics in my stash.  You can probably tell, I love AMH!

AMH All Day mini quilt

I set the petals on a variety of crisp white low volume fabrics, and arranged them in a sort of rainbow order.  I think I had about 10 days to make this mini, so I was very fast at stitching down the petals by the time I was done!  Because there was so much happening already, I kept the quilting super simple, just stitching in the ditch with my trusty Aurifil 2021 in 50 weight.  The binding is an awesome black and white pin dot - I bought a bunch on sale a while ago and now I wish I had more because I want to bind everything with it!

AMH All Day Mini Quilt - back

I had in mind that this would be on the wall, so I included a hanging sleeve (photo taken before it was stitched down).

So,  I'm sure I don't have the largest collection of AMH fabrics out there.  Anyone willing to 'fess up to having a larger stash?  Or maybe there's another designer you love - I'd love to hear about them.

Quilt Stats
Finished Size: approx 20" by 20"
Fabric: 100 different Anna Maria Horner prints, 8 different low volume prints
Backing: Tipu in Orange from Lotta Jansdotter's Bella collection
Binding: black and white pin dot from Pam Kitty Love
Pieced and quilted by: me

Linking up with finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts and Sew Cute Tuesday at Blossom Heart Quilts.

By the way, my local friends Anne and Lyndy are going to the Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival 2014 (and yes, I am consumed with envy!) in a week and a half, and would love to know if anyone else from the modern quilting blogging universe is planning to attend, and if anyone has any tips for first time attendees (and first time visitors to Japan).

37 comments:

heart of charnwood said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, lucky Kelsey! And I adore any kind of dots, they pretty much always make great binding. :o)

Little Island Quilting said...

I went to 'favourite' it on Flickr but it's not there :-(
Love it.

sharpie said...

Adrianne this is so very beautiful. You MUST tell me how in the world you balance work and this wonderful creative outlet you've established. This first year associate is dying to know your secret :)

Dominique said...

Love love love this piece, Adrianne. I don't have a stash of AMH (or any other designer for that matter) but I love how her stuff is not matchy-matchy. Just wonderful, vibrant prints taht play well together. Your mini is gorgeous, I can see why it's one of your favourites.

DeborahGun said...

gorgeous :-) I love AMH too but I don't think I have 100 of her fabrics yet! And what amazed me the most was that you managed to get such a neat row of dots for your binding :-)

Darcy said...

WOW - beyond gorgeous, no idea how you were able to part with this beauty!!!

Charlotte said...

it's so lovely! I have about 180 Denyse Schmidt fabrics, so I can totally relate to the AMH thing ;-)

ellie said...

Very beautiful AND inspiring! Thanks for posting!

ellie said...

Are you planning a tutorial for this pattern/quilt?
: ))

capitolaquilter said...

oh my, what a special quilt. I'm so glad you shared the backside before hiding it, beautiful work.

Helen M said...

Your mini quilt is beautiful Adrianne.
Confession time - so after buying all of Dowry, Hand Drawn Garden, True Colours and lots of random earlier collection fabrics I think, without counting it, I would have more than 100 AMH fabrics too.....it is beautiful.

Flying Blind... said...

Absolutely stunning!

I have a bit of a Denyse Schmidt hoard, but no way near 100 prints (I think!) x

Schulz Family said...

I love this quilt too. It makes me want to make one!!!

Julie said...

I absolutely adore this mini Adrianne. I may use it as inspiration for a swap - hope you don't mind.

Jessica said...

You are a quilting GODDESS!

Nat at Made in Home said...

How beautiful!

Michelle@factotum-of-arts.com said...

This is beautiful!! Love it. I dn't think I could compete with an individual designer....but my fabric collection has definitely moved to obsession. In a year I am bursting at the seams :-) That just means more things to make, right!!

Leonie said...

So jealous about that trip! that quilt is absolutely stunning :)

Sara said...

Oh pin dots would be a lovely addition for me too! lol I love your quilt--the pattern and the stitching are exquisite!

Julie Mylander said...

Gorgeous! Must start stashing AMH!

snips said...

I love this so much, just gorgeous! And as for stashing, i'm probably up there with the AMH's as well, i just can't resist!

Anne said...

I love everything about this! My AMH stash is pretty much non-existent. I never really cared for her fabrics until I started seeing projects like this one, and now I feel like I seriously missed out! :) Gorgeous work, as always!

Megan said...

Really beautiful Adrianne, I love the colour play working here. I only have a modest stash of AMH which I have just cut into (good excuse to buy more I think).

Sarah @ sarahquilts.com said...

I still love it! Thanks for the additional info. I have a lot of AMH but I don't think I have 100. Although if I only needed petal size maybe...

Becca said...

This is so pretty!

Nicole said...

Loved it on IG, love it here! Nice job, Adrianne! The low volume fabrics are a nice contrast to the AMH prints.

MsMidge said...

I freakin love this!

Debbie said...

This is beyond lovely!!

Elise Lea said...

So stunning! I love all the colors on this AMH does such beautiful fabric and you but it all together so beautifully.

Lou said...

Love it, stunning! I definitely need to work on my stash!!!

Sarah Elliott said...

This is stunning! The colors are gorgeous.

Sarah Elliott said...

This is stunning! The colors are gorgeous.

Kelsey said...

Swoon! I still can't believe this is all mine! I feel like the quilt police are going to come take it back. It's truly so perfect and as an AMH addict myself, it couldn't possibly of been more incredible for my wall. Thank you so much Adrianne!!!

Erica said...

Gorgeous! I love AMH too and I have a decent stash, but I don't think I have 100. This is a great way to highlight them and put them to use!

Dawn said...

Stunning! Love your placement of fabrics/ colors. This is yet again another a great pattern that is on my bucket list. I

Kim of Milkybeer Handmade said...

I love AMH too! Have you got your hands on any of her daughter Julianna's fabrics yet? I grabbed a few before Christmas. Not quite as bold as Anna Maria's, but very sweet. Your mini quilt turned out beautifully!

Stacy Olson said...

So, so pretty! Love all the colors together. Glad to have discovered your blog.

Stacy @ Freshly Handmade