Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Mother's Day mini-quilts

Bird minis 1
I'm back to blogging...again. I really do think I'll be updating more than once a week! Pictured above are the two mini-quilts I made for Mother's Day. The one on the left went to my mom and the one on the right went to my gramma. Unfortunately, they weren't received until yesterday, one day late, but they still seem to be appreciated! 

bird mini orange
The pattern is based on the "Out the Window" quilt from Material Obsession. The birds and leaves are all hand-appliquéd using the starch-on-the-edges-around-the-template method. All fabrics came from my stash! 

bird mini red
I loved making these birds, and I think my favorite part was their funny legs. I just kept giggling as I was embroidering them on. The quilting is a scribbly stipple in the white areas only, and a curlicue in the flower border. I really liked making these, even though the hand-appliqué took quite a while. 

4 comments:

West Michigan Quilter said...

I love your mini-quilts. What a nice gift. I love the little birds. I'm going over to Material Obsession and see about the pattern. Thanks for sharing.

misadventuresincrafts said...

I am crazy over these minis! I think they are my favorite of all the minis you've made. They make me smile just looking at them :)

misadventuresincrafts said...

wait - just looked at your flickr pics and I'm crazy about that fabric around the border. And I love the fabric you put together for the birds!

Ok. I'm going to stop commenting now.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What an awesome Mother's Day gift!