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01 December 2016

Quilt Petite {Blog Hop}



Quilt Petite: 18 Sweet and Modern Mini Quilts and More is the delightful new book by Sedef Imer of Down Grapevine Lane (one of my most favourite blogs to visit) and published by Tuva Publishing.

In her debut book, Sedef has created 18 super sweet projects to sew, embroider, appliqué and paper piece. Each project has the most gorgeous photograpy and is beautifully illustrated with step by step instructions. Honestly, the most difficult thing about creating one of Sedef’s projects, is choosing which one to make first!

To help my decide which project I’d like to start with, I enlisted the help of my little girl. We flicked through the book a number of times, oohing and aahing as we went. Finally, she decided that we should make the Hexie Doll Quilt (pg 35) for Sally.

Sally (the unicorn) came to live with us 7 years ago. She was sitting in one of those big metal baskets at the post office (along with a bazillion other stuffed animals). She caught Amelia’s eye and it was love at first sight. Amelia picked up Sally and has cuddled her to sleep every night since then.

The Hexie Doll Quilt is a fun project to create. The hexies are 1.5” so they’re great for using fun prints. I used Toy Chest by Penny Rose Fabrics to create the doll quilt (sleeping bag). It’s a great mix of cute retro prints and colours and perfect for fussy cutting.




And so that none of her other toys could get up in the middle of the night and mistake the beautiful new quilt for their own, we even added a name label to the lower corner.









So... now that I’d make a project for Amelia, it was time to choose a project for me. I have a “thing” for hexies, so chose the Flower Potholder to make. This time, the hexies are much smaller than in the Hexie Doll Quilt at only 3/4”. I used some pretty Liberty fabric scraps for the hexagons and got to play with my vast supply of ric rac. Honestly, I have jars and jars filled with ric rac (another weakness).







I do love how this pot holder has turned out. It’s so sweet and delicate. I’ll be sending this to an online friend for her birthday this month. I hope she likes it :)




There have been lots of great projects created in the Quilt Petite Blog Hop already… and a few more still to go. Visit the following blogs to see what everyone has made and don’t forget to visit Down Grapevine Lane for the fantastic giveaway.

November 6: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (intro + giveaway)
November 7: Wynn at Zakka Art
November 8: Sarah at A Little Happy Place
November 9: Bridgette at The Family Hearth
November 10: Heidi at Fabric Mutt
November 11: Minki at Minki's Work Table
November 12: Ange at A Little Patchwork
November 13: Lauren at Molly and Mama
November 14: Michelle at Cole & Taffy
November 15: Nadra at Ellis & Higgs
November 16: Amy at Nana Company
November 17: Faith at Sarana Ave
November 18: Debbie at Happy Little Cottage
November 19: Erin at Why Not Sew
November 20: Amanda at Jedi Craft Girl
November 21: Melissa at Oh How Sweet
November 22: Stacy at Stacy Olson Design
November 23: Ayda at Cafe Nohut
November 24: Peta at She Quilts A Lot
November 25: Amanda at A Crafty Fox
November 26: Keera at Live Love Sew
November 27: Sharon at Lilabelle Lane
November 28: Kate at The Homemakery
November 29: Jemima at Tied With A Ribbon
November 30: Jodie at Ric Rac
December 1: Anorina at Samelia's Mum
December 2: Alisha at Ministry of Fabric
December 3: Xanthe at Wife-made
December 4: Cheri at Tinker With This
December 5: Kristyne at Pretty By Hand
December 6: Kimberly at Fat Quarter Shop
December 7: Veronica at Vivid Felicity
December 8: Shari at Doohikey Designs
December 9: Jina at Jina Barney Designz
December 10: Emma at Emma Jean Jansen

December 11: Sedef at Down Grapevine Lane (wrap up + giveaway winner)


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Can you see Sally's mum out in the garden, keeping an eagle eye on what was happening?