Tuesday, December 07, 2010

liberty mini quilt

This little quilt is the result of the second round of my little scrap challenge. Anne sent me several gorgeous Liberty scraps, which I LOVE. (You can see some of what she sent here.) She challenged me to make a mini quilt that included triangles and hand quilting.
The triangle blocks finish at about 1.5", so they aren't big at all. The triangles were actually tolerable, even at that tiny size. The hand quilting, however, was very enjoyable. Although, I must learn how to bury my knots correctly. I know how to in theory, but in reality, I had a few knots pop through the front. It was not a big deal, I just had to re-do the stitching on those blocks. I used a variety of threads in a variety of colors (I have plenty), trying to match the patchwork as much as possible.
For the back, I used a fat quarter from my stash. I love how it matches the feel of the front even though it is a completely different fabric line/manufacturer. It's handy that the threads blend in, too. I got the loveliest thank you from Anne saying that the quilt made it safely to it's destination. This quilt now has a home in the UK, which delights me to no end for some reason. :) It measures about 18" square.

I absolutely loved working on this project and I love this challenge concept in and of itself. It's been a great exercise in breaking out of my rut. I know I get stuck in my rut and it's quite refreshing to break out of it every once in awhile. I plan/hope to open up the challenge for round 3 sometime early next year.

56 comments:

Margaret said...

oh oh oh...its darling.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Absolutely perfect Amanda!

Amy said...

It's very sweet! I like it!

Laurence said...

Very beautiful. I like it too !

Red Gingerbread said...

Awesome!!

Belladotte said...

nice :)

Cara said...

Darling! I love liberty prints.

house on hill road said...

i really like this!

Lauren LiGreci said...

Oh it is adorable! I like the hand quilting!

Vicki said...

it's beautiful!

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

I love this little quilt.

Tara said...

So sweet! Hope you saved enough for some for yourself!

Forgot to ask you about dates in February yesterday. Any better than others?

Messy Karen said...

you did an amazing job. i can't wait until your next challenge.

Karen said...

Love this one!

Mar said...

very nice work, congratulations!!

Amanda said...

Great job! love the little triangles!

StitchinByTheLake said...

A friend made one this year similar to yours and I fell in love with hers...now yours. That must mean I need to make one, right? :) blessings, marlene

rachaelnz said...

OOOOH! It's gorgeous! I love the backing fabric too.

Erica said...

Beautiful! I love the hand stitching around the squares.

H2Ogirl said...

Lovely lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Annalia said...

Oh, my! That is so nice! I love the hand quilting! I think I'd be tempted to do the quilting with embroidery floss and just knot them unburied..on purpose.

Maybe I can get rid of some of my little triangles this way? I just finished a star quilt for my niece and I have TONS of tiny triangles left over!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

How simple but oh so cute! I found a really good tutorial on youtube on how to bury threads. It made total sense when I watched it!

Brooke said...

I love this! I think I need to make one for myself.

Anonymous said...

So very sweet and clever! Just the sort of thing my granddaughters would love for their baby dolls. And there's still enough time for Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration!

Heather said...

Love your the fabric on the back!!

FrancisMoore said...

Oh, so sweet.

Clair said...

LOVE the front. Almost makes me want to make a mini quilt.

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Oh, I love it!! Very Very cute!

Munaiba said...

It's lovely! A quick tip. When you bury your knots do it from the back not the front. The small holes it leaves will not show as much plus it's less likely to pull through as the batting is in the way.

pratima said...

These triangle squares are so tiny! Love the hand stitches and the liberty bits are just divine!

Michele said...

Love it!

Creative Mom said...

Such a sweet quilt!!

Carol said...

Very cute. You did a great job with the hand quilting.

Suzanne said...

It's adorable as is the way your daughter holding it up.

Terriaw said...

This is SO lovely! I love the combination of triangles into mini squares, offset by white, and enhanced with hand quilting. This would be a great way to feature some favorite fabrics. What a wonderful result from your challenge! You have definitely inspired me to challenge myself.

Chris of Frecklemama.com said...

That is lovely!

Thimbleanna said...

Another Winner CrazyMom! That quilt is just waaaay too cute. I LOVE the hand quilting with it!

carol said...

It'd make a perfect doll quilt! See......you do enjoy that size!

live a colorful life said...

Beautiful hand quilting. Big stitch is just super fun. So I'm challenging myself to think of a project that you will pick as YOUR challenge for round 3. :) My thinking hat is firmly in place. Hope it comes up with a good idea!

The Rx quilter said...

What a great idea and such a beautiful quilt..the hand quilting really makes it rock! Lisa in Texas

sarah, rsm said...

how darling! :) LOVE the back!

Kristin said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Joan said...

Lovely little quilt - well done!

Linda said...

Love it! :)

Andrea, the little collector said...

Cute cute cute! Good thing it didn't get lost in NYC on its way. It would have been kidnapped, I am sure. ;)

Quilted YaYa said...

Beautiful! Inspiring!

Katherine said...

Dreamy and wonderful. Love the fabrics and all that handstitching.

Anonymous said...

I was just talking to my BFF Penny at sewtakeahike. She told me to check your blog for fabric organizing, and then I came across this precious quilt. Was just telling her I cut a bunch of 2 1/2 inch squares from my grandmothers stash which includes scraps from her dresses, granddaddy's shirts, outfits she made me over 40 years ago, etc. I thought maybe I could make something with them. Not enough for a lap quilt, this is perfect! Thank you for sharing the joy! Glynis

Anonymous said...

The quilt is darling. I especially love the sweet little hands holding the quilt for the picture with the polka dot dress!!

Susan K from Canada said...

Amanda Jean - I love this sweet little quilt. Great colours both front and back and wonderful details.

Shauna said...

Very cool - I especially like how the back goes so well with the front.

tarabu said...

Wonderful - inspires me to get back into mini-quilt Monday!

patty a. said...

What a sweet little quilt! I can see a handmade doll wrapped in this piece or it hanging on a wall for inspiration!

Rhonda said...

I just love this little quilt! I like the idea of using different colors of thread to quilt with. I'm trying to find ways to use colored quilting thread, instead of just white all the time. Thanks for some inspiration!

Heather said...

Could you tell me the name/manufacturer of the back fabric? I love it, perfect for my girly not into pink girl!

Poppyprint said...

This is the perfect little quilt to honor those incredible little pieces of luscious Liberty.