Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mini Quilts

Two mini quilt tops for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative have been quilted, bound and labeled!

Priority:  Alzheimer's Quilt
August's quilt Tunnel Vision has already been assigned a number (11,547) and is on its way to AAQI headquarters. 

#11,547 Tunnel Vision
When basting these quilts, I took a tip from Juanita Yeager and added a layer of good quality felt in between the batting and backing.  I learned this from a workshop she presented for the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild on machine quilting.  I usually forget to do this when I am making small quilts, but it really does add a measure of stability and thickness which is nice for an art quilt.  

Before binding
This "X" quilt doesn't have a name yet which is required before registering.  X Marks the Spot seems a little obvious.  Any other suggestions?

Needs a name

 When updating my $1,000 Promise page, I noticed that two of my quilts will be going to Houston.  One of these days, I may join them!

Another quilt in a tree

Any of you going to International Quilt Market/Festival in Houston?  
What about February 2013's Quilt Con in Austin?
Inquiring minds want to know!

12 comments:

  1. Your mini quilts are just beautiful! I like the idea of using the felt.....I've never heard of doing that before!!

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  2. Once again, you amaze me! Love the quilts and thanks for the tip! I just might use it very soon!

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  3. Was planning to do Houston this Fall for Row House Creations, but I think we are going to save the money this time and shoot for next year... Your latest mini quilts are great.

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  4. Great idea on the felt. I will have to keep that in mind. Thanks for that!

    How about "Criss Cross Applesauce?" I thought of it because of the off-white background, suggesting applesauce. Just a thought.

    Congrats on stuff going to Houston. How cool! I might have to go bid on one of these! :-) Can you let me know when they come up for bid? Great work!

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  5. The bright cross on neutral makes me think 'eXcited'.

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  6. i love your minis. especially needs a name:) across the desert. the neutrals make me think of the desert.

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    1. Thanks Brandy for the suggestion!

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  7. Beautiful! How about X Marks the Spot? But Criss Cross Applesauce is very cute, too! The background is my favorite.

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  8. Love them! Yes, I'm going to Quilt Market in Houston, too!

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  9. "Meet here" is my suggestion from Downunder.

    Thanks for passing on the 'felt' tip.

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  10. those are the sweetest mini-quilts! adorable!

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