A Madder Mini

Last fall, I participated in a QAL hosted by Lori of Humble Quilts where we made a mini quilt using Madder fabrics. I got the quilt top finished, but that’s all the farther I got. Until now. Over the last weekend, I finished off the little quilt, using my new machine to quilt it.

Mini Madder Quilt - piecefulthoughts.com
The deck was pretty wet from all the rain we’ve had, so I snapped this shot then moved inside.

I kept the quilting simple, just diagonal lines through the quilt. I used a thin batting. When it came to marking the quilt for the quilting, I tried my hera marker, but I couldn’t see the lines well enough, so I opted for a light (or not so light, in places) pencil line. It worked much better for this one.

Mini Madder Quilt View 2 - piecefulthoughts.com

All the fabrics used are shirtings and madder prints from our local quilt shop, Reproduction Fabrics.

Mini Madder Front and Back - piecefulthoughts.com
This is a photo after I washed the quilt, but haven’t touched it up with an iron.

I’m currently working on a quilt top using some leftover batik jelly roll strips in blues and greens. I hope to get a bit more progress on that today. This weekend will mostly be spent on the road, as I travel to celebrate birthdays with two of our aunts.

Linking up today with Amanda of Crazy Mom Quilts, Sarah at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Laura at Slice of Pi Quilts and Myra at Busy Hands Quilts. 

Enjoy your weekend, friends!


14 thoughts on “A Madder Mini”

  1. I used to quilt old tops for a woman who rescued them for resale, and I remember lots of shirtings and madder in the fabrics. These are really faithful repros. Thanks for reminding me of those fun projects with your new antique. Have fun with your next project–and your road trip.

  2. KISS (Keep It Simple and Straight) is the best type of quilting for me. I love your mini quilt–sometimes it’s the little ones that you make you feel you accomplished something.

  3. Wendy, I love the simple quilting and the madder mini is just gorgeous. Trying to keep focused on projects is always a problem…on to the next shiny thing before finishing.

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