Monday, February 17, 2014

I have a confession to make...

I lied to you.  Remember this photo?

Well I told you that I was going to hand quilt one and machine quilt the other.  I didn't.  

I planned on it...but I didn't.
I planned on making two different, unique mini-quilts then letting the intended recipient choose one of them (and I would keep the other)...I'm not.

Truth is: I finished the first hand quilted mini and fell and love.  And the thought of having to part with it and being STUCK with a machine quilted version ..... well that was not an option.  So I hand quilted them both.

Can you forgive me?

I used up the larger left-over scraps to piece the backings on both quilts. And bound one in a solid, light green and the other in a citron/chartreuse print on white.

I am so incredibly pleased with how these both came out.  The hand quilting add just the right amount of texture to the quilts and scales down the "modern, wonky" factor.

And I used my favorite method for hanging mini-quilts, fast triangles sewn into the binding and a small dowel.   It's so easy to do.  Just grab a square piece of scrap fabric and press it in half, wrong-sides together.  Then after you've sewn on your binding, place the square into the corner and trace the binding stitching to sew it down.  To hang your piece, grab a dowel and cut to length.  Easy peasy.  

The best part about these quilts?  First one's I got to sign as Jennifer Fullerton.

I'm linking up with Stitch by Stich for anything goes mondays.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Nice work. I admire hand quilting but I doubt I'll ever do it. I do as much as I can by machine. My hand work is reserved for crocheting. :-)

    1. You are braver than I! No crocheting for me. I'm glad I tried it though the thought of doing a large quilt by hand is a little scary.

  2. I love the colours and the hand quilting just adds to the charm of these quilts! Good work!

  3. Forgiven! That is so wonderful I would have done the same thing. Beautiful.

  4. These are just gorgeous!! I love the addition of the hand were so right to do it on both!

  5. Your hand quilting adds such a nice touch and texture to these adorable minis! And love your idea for hanging them, I'll be putting that to good use.

    1. It's the easiest way I've ever found to hang a mini! Here's a tutorial on how to do it:

  6. Thank you so much for your positive feedback! I'm happily enjoying mine on the wall in front of my sewing table.


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