Sunday, 27 December 2015

Anna Maria Horner swap quilt

Many months ago, my friend Anne and I agreed to do a private swap. We had seen the Anna Maria Horner swap being organised on Instagram but wanted a longer deadline (as it happens, this was a good idea because it took us the best part of a year to get organised!).


This mini quilt is what I created for Anne. Her favourite colour is grey, and I knew I wanted to get lots of different AMH fabrics into the quilt.  About halfway through the year I learned how to make yoyos / Suffolk puffs and I wanted to incorporate them into a quilt that was modern and a bit different. Thus the idea of this round mini quilt was born.


First I made many yoyos using a wide range of different AMH fabrics collected over the years. For the detail people, I used a Clover yoyo maker in size large (45mm). I arranged them in a rainbow-ish way, in a large hexagon shape.


Then I created the background by quilting a solid grey fabric with grey thread (I used a rayon thread on the top because I wanted a bit of shine, and trusty aurifil on the back). The grid is reasonably dense, spaced about 1/2" apart, but was freehand quilted using my walking foot (no marking lines!). Once the quilted part was done, I hand stitched the yoyos to the background, just catching the top layer of fabric.


The fabric on the back of the quilt is another AMH design, which I had stashed for a while. I added a wee hanging sleeve and even got a batten cut to the right size and added a hanging loop for easy display.


Finally, my fairly tongue-in-cheek name for the quilt, and a label. This was a really fun little quilt to make and it definitely hasn't cured my yoyo addiction!


14 comments:

Julie said...

Welcome back to blogland. Such a cute mini - can't do anything wrong with AMH.

Hope you have had a fabulous Christmas - all the best for 2016.

weavinfool said...

My favorite color is grey also. I need to meet this Anne -who-also-loves-grey.
Love the colorful yoyos too.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

I really love this mini- the shape, the yoyos, the fabric and the quilting. Lucky Anne.

Beausoleil Quilts said...

I really love this mini- the shape, the yoyos, the fabric and the quilting. Lucky Anne.

Peaches1003 said...

Oh I love this! It is so unique and the plain background really makes those yoyos pop. What a lucky friend

Kay said...

This is a great way to make a quilt, i am sure she was thrilled with it. x

Vera said...

That is lovely! Great idea and execution!

Monika Karwowska said...

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Dominique said...

Oh my! too sweet for words. And edgy, too. What an absolute treasure!

Laney said...

This makes me long for some more AMH. What a cute and inventive mini!

Melanie said...

Wow, this is for sure something totally different. It's colorful, vibrant, modern... Hope your "partner" likes it! Best wishes for 2016!

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Serena @ Sewgiving said...

I would love one of these mini quilts! The mini quilt I made for this swap was almost a circle ... it's fun making something that's not square or rectangular :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's stunning!

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