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Topic: mini quilts- my new obssesion!  (Read 2001 times)
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« on: April 29, 2009 02:57:37 AM »

I've recently been getting really into making mini quilts. These are a few of my first ones. Looking after a toddler and running my soft furnishing business from home leaves me absolutely no time to get into anything bigger, so these are ideal ways to experiment with ideas and techniques.
The colour scheme of these is all down to them being made from off cuts of this http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=293982.msg3342766#msg3342766 proper large quilt I made for my partner's Ma.
This one is about 9" square and is the first one I tried.

This one is a kinda IOU quilt for my parents. I'm making them a quilt for their ruby wedding anniversary but had no chance to finish it, so sent them this to try and assure them their quilt is on it's way.It's  about 6" square-ish.

With this fishy one I was experimenting with free form machine embroidery over the top of appliqué and patchwork, using the embroidery to shape and colour in the fins.It's about 4"x7".

This last one was my first attempt at a fabric ATC so is 2.5"x3.5"

I like it too much to give away so now it's framed on my work room wall.
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2009 03:35:15 AM »

These are so pretty  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2009 04:22:45 AM »

They are all really pretty but i love the star one and hat a great idea for an atc
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2009 06:07:24 AM »

is this all done by hand? i love them i really wanna learn to quilt!
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2009 06:27:41 AM »

I <3 the fish and star one. These look so well done!
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2009 07:20:34 AM »

LOVE THESE!!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009 08:46:09 AM »

I love that fish!

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2009 10:24:17 AM »

Very nice work.  They are all very pretty.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2009 07:16:51 PM »

These are really lovely.   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2009 10:53:13 PM »

I love them all, but especially the fish!  It's gorgeous!  Wow.

I'm in that mini art quilt swap right now too, and this is some awesome inspiration!  Beautiful work on all of them.  Smiley  You should put a link in the discussion thread for the swap so everyone over there can see them and comment on them too!
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« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2009 02:19:16 AM »

I love your use of color very nice!
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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2009 02:43:42 AM »

Very nice!  I can't believe how small the ATC one is!  Great Job!
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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2009 09:05:29 PM »

Love the colors.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2009 06:34:15 AM »

you're little quilts are beautiful!!  your partner will be very lucky to have you in the mini art quilt swap
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« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2009 08:04:12 AM »

I really love the leaf. These are so well done.
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