Meanwhile, an Amish mini quilt
I know I promised a post today on using stencils for quilting. The post is ready, but I’m waiting for verification of a few facts that I mention in the article. In the meantime, I’m working on an Amish mini quilt tutorial.
I made this little quilt specifically for working with stencils. It’s a quick and easy project and I thought you might like to make one too! I’m still working on the tutorial, but here’s a preview of my Amish Mini Quilt. It’s 24″ square and you could make the top in an afternoon.
I used solid fabrics to show off the quilting better, and I went with a fall color palette. Things got a little cuter and more holiday”ish” when I busted out a mini charm pack and fat eighths of Mistletoe Lane by Bunny Hill Designs for Moda.
And even cuter still with a little applique added to the corner triangles. Isn’t everything better with some applique (or is that just me?)
So that’s what I’m working on for now. I hope you’re having an amazing weekend!
I agree that a little applique does make things better; it actually popped your block. I also have a mini Christmas charm pack, and will do this block as pillows for my couch this holiday season.
A solid color project is always great when wanting to practice using stencils for quilting. That’s always my go-to so that I can more easily see what I’m quilting. In the past, I’ve always just used a solid colored fat quarter and high contrast thread but I like the idea of making a large block and then practicing.
thank you Julie for all your hard work in giving us such great ideas and tutorials. I will be waiting for your stencil tutorial. I have used stencils but then I hand quilted the pattern. I just love your Amish quilt and the 2 different views of it. I agree, the applique adds so much more interest and the fabric is soft and adorable. I just might have to buy some of that fabric. When I read your blog I feel as though we are sitting in my living room talking about our passion of quilting. Thanks again Julie.
Love the appliqué on the holiday block! I will try this, as I have lots of kit fabric remaining as I near the end of my Mistletoe Lane quilt.
Love the little mini holiday and Amish quilts. Looking forward to the tutorials! And yes, your applique is a perfect addition to the Christmas quilt!
Having a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage, I love Amish quilts. The Christmas fabrics are such a sweet update! Can’t wait to see the tutorial!!!
The holiday appliqué completes the block beautifully.
loving the sutumn mini and look forward to seeing the tutorial
Question on the stencils do you use a regular foot when stitching stenciled patterns or do you adjust your machine to free motion quilt on the stencil. I’m sure all this will be in your tute. 🙂
Oh how cute!! and a thought to use fall fabrics and applique leaves and/or pumpkins in place of the holly would be so cute. Wheels in motion…look forward to your tutorial. :):
It’s fun to see how different fabrics change the entire look. I’d love to hear about how you use quilting stencils.
Love the Christmas quilt with the applique!
dont know what happened to my comment, Oh well just said that I love both of the little quilts and the Amish one definitely lends itself to quilting, I havent really done much of that. Im waiting for your tutorial on Stenciling think I will give it a try.
Julie thanks for all you do for us out here in quilt land. I really enjoy reading all your stuff and I learn something every time.
Happy Days to you and yours
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