Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A finish: AMH Mini Quilt

I finally finished and got in the post the mini I was making for Katrina, the April baby, from our Australian Handmade Birthday Club.

This was my first foray into EPP and I can really see how my stitching progressed as I went along. 

I made this with an AMH charm pack I had bought as I really wanted to see what all the fuss was about. As I sewed it together, I'll admit I didn't really get it (don't shoot me). There were prints individually that I loved, but all together... It was visually how I feel about Florence and the Machine, ok in pieces but a whole album is too much. 

The back - just as pretty as the front

At least that's what I thought I thought. However, there was something about quilting the mini up that seemed to bring everything together and simmer down the "too muchness". I don't know. At the end of the day I found it quite hard to part with, so I guess that's telling. 

Have I mentioned how much I love my sewing machine? Quilts like a dream

I made a border out of plain white and white on white prints, predominantly Alison Glass and bound and backed it in some AMH I bought from Peppermint Stitches

And my blind hem foot for attaching binding...never sew over the top of the binding again!

So here are the stats: 
Quilt: AMH Mini Hexi quilt
Size:18" x 21"
Fabric: Dowry by Anna Maria Horner
Backing: Maybe in Indigo from Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner
Binding: Woodcut in Sassblue from Innocent Crush by Anna Maria Horner
Quilting: diamond crosshatch in yellow Aurifil 50wt (from Jeni Baker's Favorite Things Box)

Check out my little helper - she obviously knows the good stuff

This is a finish for both my ALYoF and Q2 FAL goals. 


  1. So beautiful! I love everything about this mini quilt. I can understand it must have been hard to let go!

  2. I'm sure it will be well used by the new baby. I'm visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad.


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