Happy Little Finish

houses mini quilt

My friends in the May Moms Bee made me tiny house blocks ages and ages ago.  I have another 17 of these blocks that I'm working into a quilt top, but it was getting unwieldy.  So these 4 houses get their own special place on this mini quilt. 

I used this mini as an opportunity to try a colored border and try quilting with 12 wt thread.  I know many people choose to use very thin thread so it disappears into the quilt but this one definitely doesn't.  You may also notice that the texture of the quilt is different.  I used a fleece interfacing because I originally was going to make this into a pillow.  Once I changed my mind to a mini quilt, I couldn't use my usual 100% cotton batting any more.  The combination of the fleece and the 12 wt thread gives this a different texture than I would normally choose.  I'll admit I didn't like it at first.  It took a day to get used to it, but now I'm very happy with this finish.  I'm so pleased, in fact, that I'm sending it out to a very special friend.  I think it will bring a smile to her face.


Rebecca said...

Very cute! I love the texture.

Anonymous said...

aw it's adorable!

Lisa said...

I love this mini, particularly the variety of houses.

Susan Snooks said...

Lucky friend This is such a sweet mini! It would look right at home on my wall to welcome friends to my home too!

Debbie said...

Very sweet! I really do need to experiment with different weights of thread when I quilt!

the ark said...

Just found your blog and it is lovely. I was having a really miserable day and then I was reading your old posts and came upon your free "Four Corners" quilt tutorial and that really cheered me up!
Thank you for your generosity!

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