February Little Quilt ~ Finish
2.2.2015
February Little Quilt

February Little Quilt

Here is the last stage of the February Little Quilt. If you are wanting to participate, you may find the February Little Quilt Kit here. If you wish to work from your stash the February Downloadable Pattern is here. My quilt shown here is made from the Spring Terrace Collection and I used five fabrics. Four fabrics for the HSTs and one fabric for the border and binding.

Feb LQ Image 2

Since I used cut off corners from an old project my HSTs came out a little larger so they all needed to be trimmed. I love to have a stack of coffee filters for trimmings and threads. It’s easy to just pull off the first filter full of debris and throw away.

Trimmed HST

Trimmed HST

All the HSTs are separated and stacked into counts of ten to make sure I made enough. They are ready to be sewn into rows.

Feb LQ Image 3

First, the Little Quilt needs a layout to make sure the design is created properly.

Feb LQ Image 4

After stitching the first row together, I find it interesting how much it shrinks! Each row is pressed in the opposite direction.

Feb LQ Image 5

Half the quilt is sewn now and the horizontal rows are pressed open. This is not how I’ve written it in the pattern, however, after sewing it myself I found it laid better if the seams were open.

Feb LQ Image 6

The Little Quilt is finished and trimmed, and ready for the borders.

Feb LQ Image 7

Borders are sewn on and quilting begins. I chose to quilt diagonally following the seam line. Then, quilted in the ditch around the border seam line.

Feb LQ Image 8

 

Next, the binding goes on. In this case, since the borders are quite small I decided to use the border fabric for the binding.

Voila’!

February Little Quilt

February Little Quilt


12 comments

  1. Stephanie - February 2, 2015

    Cute, very nice colors!

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    • Mari - February 2, 2015

      Thank you Stephanie!

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  2. Shannon O - February 3, 2015

    the “debris” can be used to stuff pet beds for the spca!! alert your co-workers to save theirs too! in no time you will have enough to make a dog bed with a clearance ct fabric and the spca will love you!

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    • Mari - February 4, 2015

      Thanks for the idea Shannon!

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  3. Kay Bergeron - February 4, 2015

    Beautiful. When will the March quilt be available?

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    • Mari - February 4, 2015

      Hello Kay, the March Little Quilt Kit will be available February 16th and the Downloadable Pattern March 2nd. Thanks for asking!

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  4. Patsy B - February 4, 2015

    So cute, and thanks to you all for coming up with the idea of making these little quilts. As a frustrated quilter with too many hobbies, this give me a way to make a little quilt in no time!!! Quilting will always be my favorite hobby.

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    • Mari - February 4, 2015

      Awe, Patsy, thank you so much for your feedback! Really appreciate hearing that!

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  5. Sandy - February 7, 2015

    Loving these little quilts….I have had a baggie of little HST for years and never could figure out what to do with them…thanks for the inspiration….pressed them this morning…of to trim and start sewing.

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    • Mari - February 9, 2015

      Sandy, that’s great! Don’t you just love being able to use all those scraps!?! I’m so happy you are loving this 12 mth project and than you so much for your comment!

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  6. Linda Christianson - February 7, 2015

    I love these little quilts. This week I finally made and almost finished Jan mini. Using a bag of scrapes. I was not sure if I was going to have enough to match. I did and I also learned about playing with the lay out, so I really had fun. Need to take pictures. I also made the next one using CT Candy dots from a Jelly roll set with hearts on white background. I made it baby quilt size today. Thanks for the idea. I am happy, happy.

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    • Mari - February 9, 2015

      Linda, you just made me very happy! It is SO encouraging to know that this Little Quilt program is bringing people joy! Thank you so much for sharing!

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