Saturday, 6 March 2021

little quilts

I decided I'd get in early this year and have a few quilts all ready & waiting for unexpected gifts. So, I sent four little quilt tops 'up north'  to Leeanne from quiltmekiwi for her to add some quilty texture. They arrived back home this week and I'm slowly adding the bindings on.

I know that some people aren't so into making little quilts, and that's fine, but I find working small is a great motivator. I can try out a new technique, a new idea, and it takes a lot of pressure off financially & timewise for me. Plus, I usually get a little quilt all totally finished! 

Here's a few photos of the quilt I finished today, another 'aunt bet's' quilt, I just love the whimsical scrappiness of this pattern! So simple and it seems to work well with any combination of fabrics! {this is my third version!} Follow the link if you are keen to see the original  Aunt Bet's Quilt, by Frankie and Ray

I used an early Amy Butler fabric for the binding, Hammock Stripe from her Gypsy Caravan collection. The backing is a wide backing supplied by Leeanne. And I had it quilted in the 'baptist fan' edge to edge pattern.
The finished quilt measures approximately 48" x 60", which is the perfect size for a smaller throw quilt. 

Linking up with Wendy for this weekend's 'peacock party' here and with Cyndy for 'oh scrap' over here.

and here are my other two earlier versions of 'aunt bet's' quilt . . .

Until next time, Linda


  1. You are very organised getting a head start like this.
    The quilting looks wonderful. Good luck getting the bindings done.

  2. It's such a pretty quilt, very scrappy and vintage looking. The baptist fan quilting is perfect for it. And the striped binding is the perfect touch. It's a good feeling to have a "stash" of potential gifts.

  3. Love the stitching on this one! It goes perfectly well with the scrappy look. Such a great idea to get out ahead of the giving!:)

  4. Gorgeous quilt Linda! The colour palette is lovely- some pastels, some stronger colours, some florals, some plaids and some plains! Perfect!

  5. That "Aunt Bet's" quilt design is really neat. I like the variety of shapes in it, and "bet" :-) it would work up well in all-solids too. Nice quilting on it as well. It will make a lovely at-the-ready gift.

  6. I've used that pattern and love it - I really really like this current version you've created and the fans are the ideal quilting design for it. LOVELY!!

  7. This is one pattern I'm always meaning to buy each time I've seen your quilts, so definitely tomorrow I shall actually do so! I love the scrappiness of these quilts of yours Linda, you always come up with a great mix of fabrics.

  8. I love these little scrappy cuties. The quilting design is perfect. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!

  9. Great quilts - love seeing your different versions


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