Sunday, April 3, 2016

A Sunny Mini

A friend and co-worker left our department and I gave her the choice of what handmade item she'd like as a going away gift: a pillow, pouch or mini quilt.

Lesley chose a mini, and I'm so glad she did because I had the perfect design all set to go. Lesley is easily one of the most cheerful, sunny, positive people I know. So something involving a bright sun was a no-brainer option for her gift, which I called "Let Your Light Shine Bright."

Let Your Light Shine Bright

It's not very big - maybe 13"x14"? I can't exactly remember. But it began with two improvised "slabs" of fabric - one blue and one yellow. I used a circle ruler to make the inset half-circle. The letters and sun rays were cut out of fabric to which I'd adhered fusible web. I drew the letters freehand (and in mirror image!).

Stitching down the appliqué via freemotion quilting plus some fun designs in the sun was the only quilting I did on the piece.

Half-circle sun and quilting

A cute yellow binding was a nice finish, I think.


  1. This reminds me of my very precious quilt that you made for me. You are a kind, thoughtful and very generous friend. Hugs.

  2. THIS. IS. AWESOME! I may just have to copycat one for myself! :)


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