I recently made this mini quilt as a gift for Jeni for her birthday. I have these little hangers with clips on them and think they are perfect for mini quilts…so as soon as I saw them in one of my bins on the shelf, I knew I needed to make one. I selected the center from a quilt in the book Classic Quilts with Contemporary Style. It was originally a Japanese publication (2007) and reprinted last year in English. Because I loved the traditional feel of the block, I wanted to stick with somewhat traditional style fabrics. I’m very happy with the selection. The quilt itself was about 6” square. I did a single fold binding (like this tutorial here) and it always goes so much better on these small projects that my usual double fold for big quilts. To finish it off, I hand quilted the lighter fabrics.
Among other things, I drew this bunny for her as well. I created a bunny shape on the computer and then printed it out and doodled inside of it. Then I scanned it back in and “vectorized” it and printed it on linen paper. I have an idea to make a few more of these with different animal shapes. But of course it’s always a matter of having the time to do it. We’ll just have to see how that plays out.