This weekend I got a chance to finish up a little wall hanging using some scrap blocks left over from this fall when I pieced the “Canned Pears” quilt sample for market (pattern by Fig Tree & Company).
I had three left over blocks from piecing the quilt, and I had other bits and pieces of the coordinating fabrics which were perfect for a couple of borders and binding. The fabrics are all from Mirabelle by Fig Tree & Company which will be in stores soon.
I’ve been making quite a few mini quilts lately, and I thought I’d share how I’m making simple pockets for the backs of my quilts in order to hang them. I take two charm squares (or sometimes a bit smaller square, say 4″ x 4″) and fold them in half on the diagonal, wrong sides together. I then baste one folded square to each of the two top corners of my mini quilt–matching raw edges and using a ⅛″ seam. After I attach my binding, the raw edges of the folded squares are enclosed by my binding, and I can insert a dowel along the back side of the quilt. I then rest the dowel on two small nails to hang the mini quilt.
I know I shared my small “S” quilt the other day, but I’m sharing it again just as a reminder that the “Spell it with Moda” blog tour is still going on! All of the free alphabet patterns can be made with 2 ½″ strips or from Jelly Roll strips.
Did I mention I used that adorable April Showers umbrella print for the back of the “S” quilt?
Oh, and I’m posting over at the Moda Cutting Table today with some fun ideas for your Jelly Roll Strips. Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS C&T shared a sneak peek of my next book, Fresh Family Traditions, on their blog here…it’s getting close to arrival!