Monday, December 12, 2016

a christmas mini



Yesterday afternoon, completely on a whim, I started a Christmas mini quilt. Well, I actually didn't know it would turn into a mini quilt at a time. All I wanted to do is make a few mini tree blocks using Amanda Jean's pattern, beyond that I had no plan.


I made three blocks using red solid fabric from my stash (probably some Kona, not sure though) and a few different white-ish fabrics for the background. I do love this fabric combination a lot, I used it in my Christmas quilt last year and it felt wonderful to revisit it again.


At first I was leaning towards making blocks into a long, skinny pillow cover. As I was adding fabric to frame the blocks though, I realized it would make a lovely mini quilt. Strange, I must say, as I usually prefer pillows over mini quilts, but I went with my instinct and I'm so glad I did.

And, I hand quilted it, of course. I'm still obsessed with hand quilting, resistance is completely futile :).


I used this super, super adorable Christmas fabric for the backing. Which sort of doesn't make sense since no one will see it, but I loved the idea of using pretty fabric for the backing and knowing there are adorable gnomes hiding behind those trees makes me happy every time I look at this mini.


And, just for comparison, here's my mini next to last year's Christmas quilt (you can buy Trees! pattern in both sizes here).

QUILT STATS
finished size: 14" x 17.5" 
batting: Warm and White
thread for quilting: Clark bold hand quilting thread in white 

Thanks for reading, friends. Svetlana

20 comments:

  1. This just screams Christmas! I love your take on Amanda Jean's pattern :)

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  2. so pretty ... its a perfect mini quilt for the season

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  3. This is a great mini. And those gnomes are adorable.

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  4. That's really a cute mini! Would be a great pattern for a mugrug, too.

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  5. Pretty lovely quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  6. Your quilts make me pretty darn happy too! :)

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  7. This turned out so sweet! I love sewing something and not have an end-goal in mind. Just sewing and making is the best!

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  8. Your mini is so beautiful :0) It will track santa to your home :*

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  9. Love the mini, and your hand quilting makes it extra special!

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  10. Very cute quilt! I see you changed your picture for your header. I have been trying to figure out how to do that for my blog, but I can't figure it out especially since the blogger people changed the format. Could you help me if you have time? Thanks!

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  11. Link to Craftsy at the bottom is not working. FYI

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  12. What a cute little mini! Just as adorable as your last year's quilt! Wish you a very happy christmas time from over here in Germany!

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  13. Love it! That backing is to die for.

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  14. I love both of your tree quilts so much! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas. ❤️🎄

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