We can't wait for summer! To help put us all in a carefree, sunshine-y mindset, this week we're hosting the Summer Mini Quilt Blog Hop! Thanks to our talented designer friends, we'll be featuring tutorials to make four different summer-themed mini quilts.
First up is Debby Kratovil from Debby Kratovil Quilts. She has used the cheery floral Liberty Garden prints and a cool folded hexie technique to create a sweet fabric garden. Check out her tutorial, and then head over to Debby's blog to enter for a chance to win a fat quarter bundle of some Liberty Garden prints. Click here to see all 35 Liberty Garden prints and download two free quilt patterns for use with the collection.
Liberty Garden is a perfect collection for Spring. The flowers and colors celebrate all the newness that this season brings our way. I chose six SKUs from the collection for the project I had in mind.
|Six fabrics chosen from Liberty Garden|
|3-D Folded Hexagon|
(The pattern for this will be included at the end of this post.)
|Practicing with construction paper|
|5-1/2" strip folded|
|Cutting the 5-1/2" strip|
|Press two opposing sides|
|Next two folds|
|Last two points brought to the center. Stitched down,|
|Cutting circle of fabric for yo-yo|
|Gathering the yo-yo.|
|Three prairie points (will become my leaves)|
|Tube of fabric for my stems.|
Now let's see it all together:
|Folded hexagon with yo-yo center|
The background of my mini was cut 10" x 12-1/2" (1705-84). The side border was cut 4-1/2" x 12-1/2". All other elements were cut and described above.
|Liberty Garden mini|
Here are the links to my 3-D Folded Hexagon pattern (with circle and hexagon templates included) and Making Prairie Point leaves is part of my FREE PATTERN: Trash Basket Batiks on Craftsy.
You can see the prairie points (and yo-yos) in the pic below:
Thanks Debby! Head over to Debby's blog for a chance to win some Liberty Garden prints! And make sure to follow along for all four days of our blog hop!
Summer Mini Quilt Blog Hop:
Day 1: Debby from Debby Kratovil Quilts using Liberty Garden
Day 2: Benartex blog design team using Play Ball
Day 3: Alison from Little Bunny Quilts using Anything Goes
Day 4: Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation using Patio Splash