Life is Better with Friends : Mini Quilt {Week 6/52}

It’s week 6 in our 52 week scrap challenge. Can you believe we’re up to our 6th scrappy project already? Time surely flies, when you’re faving fun – right?

How are you going with your scrap projects? I hope you’re enjoying some of the ideas I’ve been sharing.

Today, we’re going to do some stitching and a little bit of raw edge applique. I love both of these skills and I hope you enjoy working on this little quilt.

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This pattern is available to download HERE and I’ve included a couple of (VERY) roughly drawn birds – though feel free to draw your own birds.

The words and line (on which the birds are sitting) are all back-stitched and the birds have been arranged and adhered onto the background with some fusible web (vliesofix).

I have then lowered the feed dogs on my sewing machine, changed to my darning foot and black thread. I have then straight stitched twice along the outside edge of the birds.

Applique birds

The eyes, legs and tail feathers have been free motion stitched… giving them a fun, handmade appearance. If you’d like your finish to be tidier, you can always draw the eyes, tails etc with a blue, disappearing ink pen.

This is truly a fun project and I hope you have a go at making one. You can choose all of your favourite pretty fabric scraps for your birdies.

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  1. gorgeous Anorina.xx

  2. Your mini quilt is lovely Anorina.

  3. very cute... I can't wait to make one myself...


  4. That is very cute Anorina!

  5. Can't wait to try this one though the free motion stitching might mean I end up with some very unique birdies!

  6. cute, cute, cute..will add this to my Freebies blog...thanks for sharing Anorina.
    Hugs Khris

  7. This is just adorable! Thank you for sharing. I hope to make one soon!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  8. Love this design. Thanks so much for sharing it.
    Think I might need to add this to my "make this for my sewing room" list.
    I might even get up the courage to try free motion stitching too.

  9. Going to a Retreat and want to make this for a drawing. Then have everyone sign it
    thanks "sew" much for the pattern

  10. Soooo cute!! Love it :)

  11. Thanks for sharing, the quilt ist so beautiful!


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