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Merry and Bright Mini Quilt {Part 3}

Merry and Bright Mini Quilt

The run up to Christmas was super busy and I didn’t have any time to sew. However I picked up my Merry and Bright Mini Quilt on Christmas Day after the kids had gone to bed (when they eventually did!) and managed to finish the hand quilting, cut and sew the binding.

Merry and Bright Mini Quilt {Part 3}

This Pretty Fabrics and Trims kit contained the pattern with detailed instructions, plus all the fabrics, including pre-printed cotton/linen mix fabric for the embroidery elements, embroidery threads, English Paper Pieces, ribbon, trims, buttons, wadding, backing fabric and binding fabric.

I managed to embroider and piece the entire quilt top, and then added a few embellishments such as the buttons and trim. Once the three layers were sandwiched together I added the hand quilting. which I did with two strands of embroidery thread.

I trimmed the quilt top and cut and pressed my binding. There was a handy tutorial on the Pretty Fabrics and Trims website which I followed for this step.

Merry and Bright mini quilt

I machined the binding to the front of the quilt top, which meant I was able to hand stitch the binding on the back whilst I watched The Detectorists last night. This kind of hand sewing is perfect because I was able to enjoy the programme which I had been looking forward to for weeks.

Merry and Bright Mini Quilt

There were a few places where I hadn’t quite caught the layers of fabric when I stitched the binding but overall I love the finished mini quilt. I’m just counting this as a Christmas make as I finished on Boxing Day!

You may be interested in our other posts:

Merry and Bright mini quilt {Part 1}

Merry and Bright Mini Quilt {Part 2}

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    December 28, 2022 at 9:38 pm

    This turned out so cute, a great make for Christmas!

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