Every year at our Watson quilting retreat, we have a mini quilters’ exchange. Last year our group exchanged 5 fat quarters and some background fabric. Like fabric could be added to finish the project.
I’ve wanted to try my hand at making a miniature quilt for some time now and thought that this was the perfect opportunity. I decided on a pattern from Lynette Jensen’s Pint Size Traditions. Now to quilt it. I’ve actually had the piece finished for a couple of months now – but wasn’t sure just how best to quilt it.
Finally I pulled out my notes from a machine quilting class by Jan WIldman that I took at Quilt Camp and decided to use the quilting pattern ‘Hearts’ for my miniature. It’s been awhile since I’ve done any machine quilting, so I put together some quilt sandwiches (Making a Quilt Sandwich video link) and made some practice pieces.
I’ve finished the quilting my exchange piece. Some of the hearts are a bit “fractured’ unfortunately. I definitely need more practice!
I’m just hoping that my fellow quilter remembers that the best way to look at a quilt is ‘from a galloping horse’.There is always time to quilt!