The products shown in this post were given to me by Island Batik.
Our assignment for February was to create a “Magnificent Mini” using any technique we chose. The only criteria was the size: 24″ x 24″ or smaller. It seems I’m always collecting quilt blocks for hearts and Christmas Trees. The first thing I do is fire up my EQ8 and start drawing.
Last year I made a heart mug rug. The drawing above consists of mirror image split rects and two squares that have had the corners popped using Studio 180 Design Split Rects & Corner Pop tools.
These hearts are made from a large flying geese and two smaller flying geese. I used Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper I, Tucker Trimmer I & Square/Squared tools. Click here for the fabric requirements for Hearts Abound Mini.
The center block contains:
1 – 6″ finished Square/Squared
4 – 3″ x 6″ finished flying Geese
8 – 1 1/2″ x 3″ flying geese
4 – 3″ finished Half Square Triangles
4 – 2″ x 6 1/2″ red rectangles
4 – 3 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ background rectangles
4 – 3 1/2″ background squares
I added 2″ finished borders with 2″ finished Square/Squared units for the cornerstones. Hearts Abound measures 22″ x 22″.
My Hearts Abound Mini was made from Island Batik fabric, with Hobbs 80/20 cotton batting. Pieced and quilted with Aurifil thread.
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