HST Mini Quilt and LMQG May Meeting

We had our May LMQG  meeting today, and our ‘Show and Tell’ homework was to prepare our mini quilts on the theme of modern quilting, with the opportunity to exhibit at John Lewis in Oxford Street for the 12 favourites as voted by members.

I had the idea of using my Little Folks voile and Kona coal to make a half square triangle quilt. I once bought a whole pile of precut squares but unfortunately they were not cut accurately so they were no use for a charm square quilt which is what I had originally planned (fortunately the seller refunded me).  I love some of the HST mini quilts I’ve seen on Flickr and recently read about this technique which I used to make the quilt. I decided to iron the triangles instead of marking the diagonal lines, as it was faster and more accurate for me.  The finished squares were a bit smaller than expected so I ended up making 64 squares to create this 12×12″ mini quilt.

The finished mini quilt. I originally planned to quilt the horizontal lines too but undid all the stitches as I felt the diagonals looked better.

Michael has some convenient hooks in his shop the perfect size for hanging mini quilts, so I tested the effect!

Tricolette is full of wonderful yarn as well as fabric, I have my eye on the Rowan Fine Lace. I just ended up with a few purple and orange fat quarters for my Patchwork Prism quilt. 

We also had a haberdashery swap and I ended up with a lovely selection of buttons, bobble trim (which I LOVE!) and some fabric.

Just a quick reminder about the LMQG giveawayGlenroy Designs are giving away some beautiful Laura Gunn fabric and there is just time to enter still!

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