Monday, 19 May 2014

Bloggers Quilt Festival - AMH All Day Mini

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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.

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).

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!.

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

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31 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I love this one Adrianne! You certainly have a large stash to choose from. Did you stitch the petals down by hand or machine?

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love this mini - great way to show AMH fabrics!

Hettie's Mum said...

Very kool!

Annabella said...

It's like a mini AMH sampler - just beautiful Adrianne!!

Vera said...

it is absolutely beautiful!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I adore this! The AMH is rainbow perfection and the white LV is gorgeous too! The stitching on the petals is the perfect touch.

Catherine said...

I love what you have done with the graduation of colours in this - it's beautiful.

heart of charnwood said...

Absolutely stunning, a worthy entry! :o)

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Love this as much now as I did when you first finished it!
Amanda

Brenda said...

Four inch blocks -- those are some pretty small petals. A gorgeous little quilt -- wish I had been your swap partner! And a lovely stash you must have indeed. Will you leave it to me in your will? Just in case? Huh?

CitricSugar said...

It's gorgeous! Very impressed with your nesting seams.

Suzanne said...

Fabulous! I love it. Can't believe you had 100 different AMH prints in your stash :D

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Just so beautiful!! That shape is one of my favorites and you have such patience! :)

Pinspot said...

Wow, 100 different AMH fabrics- that is impressive. Your fabric choices are perfection, this is stunning!

Alison said...

Beautiful!

Anne said...

Love this mini. A great way to show off lots of fabrics. The photo of the back is so cool too.

Deb said...

Just gorgeous. I think this is my fav out of all the quilts you have made.

dutchcomfort said...

I must have been living under a stone, when all these gorgous AMH prints came out!

This mini is one of my favourite quilts you have made!

Kathy said...

Oh my, this is beautiful!! And it looks like you did all the blanket stitching by hand!!

Lynda Halliger Otvos (Lynda M O) said...

So far, it's my favorite. Just dynamite lovely.

Tanyia said...

This is just gorgeous! I love all those fabrics, I can not believe they are all different fabrics!

Kari said...

Gorgeous mini quilt! This is just perfect.

Anne said...

This is one of my favorites of your quilts! So glad you entered it into the festival. :D I love all the variation you got with all those fabrics!

Adrienne said...

I am absolutely smitten with this quilt. You have inspired me to try the applique!

Ольга Романив said...

Positive quilt!

leanne said...

really really pretty mini Adrianne !

A Quilter's Mission said...

I'm happy to say that I voted for your adorable quilt!

Elisabeth said...

This is such a pretty mini. I love the colours!

SarahZ said...

You gave this away?! It is such a great charm quilt! Really, really love it!!!

amy said...

What a wonderful way to use your scraps! Love it!

Wendy said...

this is beautiful, such rich colours