Friday, May 28, 2010

Wee robot quilts

The robot obsession continues. This week I made these three mini quilts. I found the tutorial on Stardust Shoes and knew it would be perfect for Luke's room. (The link to the tutorial isn't working...I'll update if I can figure it out.)
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The finished size of each is about 12 x 12.

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Love the eyes on this guy.

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I appliqued the shapes and then echo quilted around them. This was really fun and makes for a cool effect.

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I loved making these mini size quilts. They helped me practice some skills, especially the binding and mitered corners. Pretty tidy, if I do say so myself. Also, they're entirely made out of scraps I had on hand. Bonus.

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Satisfied customer.

Now I just need to figure out how to hang them...

Be sure to check out more projects on Amy's blog!

31 comments:

Claire said...

Great scrap busting mini quilts....I SO JEALOUS!

Did you use a pattern or come up with this layout yourself???

It's GREAT either way...NICE JOB DONE!

Kris said...

I love these! Have you tried Scotch Adhesive strips for hanging? They work great for little quilts like this.

Anne at Film and Thread said...

Absolutely fantastic! I love the shadow quilting on these.

traceyjay said...

Those are so ridiculously stinking cute! :)

Great work Katie!

(I have some mini quilts I still need to make for Steiger... and you're inspiring me)

Sunshine said...

Absolutely cute!

Did you echo-quilt with a walking foot?? Your stitches are so even... that must have been a gazillion times of stopping and turning for all the echo lines!

Cheers,
Christine

Miri said...

Adorable robot mini quilts! Love the quilting!

P. said...

Those are so cool! Love the echo quilting you did. What fun!

Robin said...

love the quilting on these. it is perfect.

and, I love the guy in the rocketship. very clever.

Kristen said...

Awesome idea! I love the idea of decorating with mini quilts instead. The scrappy binding is a fabulous touch!

Chance said...

I love love love these! Maybe AJ needs some for his room!

Lara said...

Too cute! I love them!!!

pinksuedeshoe said...

I don't usually like mini quilts, but these are just so fun. Nice work!

Dayna said...

These look like such fun projects! They are so cute!

Sarah Craig said...

Those are so cute!! I love the echo quilting - and the designs are priceless!!

Michelle said...

OMGoodness!! Those are some of the most adorable mini's I have ever seen!!! WOnderful, fabulous job!

Leslie said...

these are so perfect for a little guys room. the quilting looks awesome. this is such an amazing finish

Q said...

I love those mini quilts - they are absolutely adorable!

Kimberly White said...

these are REALLY cute!

Katie B. said...

Claire: It's a free tutorial on the Michael Miller web site. The link isn't working right now. I'll update it when it's fixed.

Sunshine: I used my regular presser foot. I don't really like my walking foot!

Leah said...

OMG! You are the craft master.

KQuiltyBee said...

Very cute--kinda late now, but I really like hanging with triangles--just sew small squares folded into triangles into the corners when you sew on the binding. Then stick dowels in between and hang on a nail or whatever. You can write on one triangle as a label or hang another dowel in the bottom set as a weight, if necessary. Got the idea from the Alzheimers Art Quilt site.

Lappedamen said...

I love your mini quilts. Beautiful colors and quilting.

Jessica Christensen said...

These are totally awesome. I have a robot/space love myself. These are SO great. I love that Cogsmo line from Cosmo Cricket. Great job!

Tammy said...

Very cute Katie - and it looks like your customer is happy. I love the colors.

Kim D. said...

Very adorable quilts!

sewtakeahike said...

awesome work Katie!! love the bright colors you chose!

Diane said...

These are adorable!

Ivory Spring said...

So cute - the echo quilting is stunning.

Elizabeth D. said...

Wow, talk about adorable!!!! Thank you for visiting my blog and linking this up to me, I will definitely think about some mini quilts for additional decor in my munchkin's room now, thanks to your inspiration!!

Lynne (Lily's Quilts) said...

Those quilts are fabulous and I love your echo quilting.

Nancy said...

These are adorable!