Yay, it's Friday, and yay, I have a finish!!! It's been too long. This mini was an Instagram Pay it Forward made for a friend. It has been 99% complete for a while, and I was able to deliver it to her in person this week.
|Notice a theme?|
I discovered Julia loves Anna Maria Horner about the time I started working on her PIF which coincidentally was when the SewDown Nashville teachers (including Anna) were announced and I had just ordered some AMH fabric bundles. I knew then that I wanted to make her something featuring Anna's fabrics.
Also around that same time I was working on my MCM Bee spiderweb blocks and cut some of the background blocks too small. This mini is a product of that happy mistake and the lovely coincidences. There are one or two non AMH prints. The background fabric is natural linen.
|machine and hand quilted|
I used Aurifil #5011 (which is the perfect color for this linen) 50wt to machine quilt the webs and then used Perle Cotton to do some hand stitching in the background areas. With my sore wrist, it took a while to do the hand work. I was determined to add that perle cotton stitching ever since running across this selvage quilt on Flickr.
The backing is a AMH fat quarter and the binding is a roll of ready made binding I purchased a while back from Lollipops. These designer bindings are fun to have on hand for minis.
|AMH mini quilt, mini pincushion, FQ and notepad|
I also stitched up a mini pincushion and threw in a fat quarter. The cute notepad was part of the swag given by Anna Maria Horner during her studio tour at SewDown. Another happy coincidence is Julia won the giveaway of extra AMH swag at Wednesday's guild meeting.
Our OrlandMQG is challenging its members to finish their WIPs. This is the first one crossed off my list of 30+. Whoo hoo! Also linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts finish it up Friday.
Enjoy your weekend!