Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Dollhouse Miniature Christmas Quilt

I was such in a hurry to finish this miniature quilt before the New Year starts. I finished only the quilt top but still decided to show you.

This Christmas quilt measures 4 3/4" square. There are total of 25 squares, each little square measures 9/16". Each strip measures 3/16". I used 3 different color fabrics for strips, 12 white fabrics each with different design; 2 different fabrics for corners and borders.

The quilt top is made by using English paper piecing method, completely hand sewn.

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2015

Chinese Coins Miniature Quilt

Today I would like to show you another miniature quilt I've finished. The pattern is called Chinese Coins.

I used 6 different solid color fabric, total of 44 strips 1/4" each. For the background 6 different whites were used. I used machine piecing method this time.

I printed the grid with 1/4" squares on Velum paper

and jointed each strip together; Velum paper with printed grid helps to keep the stitching straight

After that I cut 9 strips

and played with them for a while

After that, using Velum paper, I added white strips in between

Then I cut off the sides and took the paper off the quilt

When my quilt top was ready (here you can see all white fabric pieces are different)

I put the quilt together and finished it.

The width of strips of the miniature Chinese Coins quilt is 1/4" each. However, next time I'll try to go smaller.

Sunday, December 27, 2015

First Attempt in Miniature Quilting

After visiting the Washington State Quilt show last October (see the previous post) I caught myself on a thought that I have to try making a quilt in miniature. I always admired the quilts in real life size and always thought this is something I personally just don't have any patience for, and I don't, it is true. I've never in my life finished any real size quilt and don't have any skills for it. However, the desire to try it in miniature was so big that I picked up some fabric, cut little paper squares and,

using paper piecing method, hand sewn all squares together.

My first miniature quilt is finished. It is out of scale, each square measures 1/2", but it was my practice piece and Hank admires it.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Washington State Quilt Show 2015

Recently I expressed an interest in making dollhouse miniature quilts and I'll make a post about it later this week. Today I would like to share with you some pictures of the beautiful quilts I saw at the Washington State Quilt show 2015 that was held last weekend in our city. I took gazillions of pictures and hope you have enough patience to look through all of those I posted here, :)) Enjoy it!

First, I want to show you my favorite.

It is the one that took me most of the time to explore it.

I loved this masterpiece a lot. I am wondering how many total fabric pieces were used to "paint" it?

Of course, cats, cats, cats. This one was # 1 favorite for my daughter.

This Crazy Quilt attracted a lot of attention


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