This mini quilt is my favourite thing I made for a swap I did last year with Kelsey from Everyday Fray, and definitely one of my favourite makes of 2013.
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.
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!
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!
I had in mind that this would be on the wall, so I included a hanging sleeve (photo taken before it was stitched down).
I'm entering this quilt in the Mini Quilts category of the Bloggers Quilt Festiva. Make sure you head over and check out all the quilts that have been entered - there's a heap of inspiration out there!.
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