I truly believe in surrounding yourself with things that make you happy and bring you joy. I also like to have things that contain small reminders of what is important to me in my life. Which is why I designed this Hope mini quilt. The bright flowers and beautiful floral fabric make me happy and the message of hope is one that I truly think we could all use more of right about now! If you would like to make one too, I have the pattern and full tutorial below. The finished mini quilt measures 20″ square.

Hope Flower Mini Quilt Tutorial

Supplies:

Prepare Applique:

  • print the pattern pieces onto the paper side of the EZ print lite sheets.
  • Cut out around the pattern pieces leaving a slight margin- I find it easier to keep groups of the same color together (like the letters for the word Hope).
  • Fuse the pattern pieces to the wrong side of the fabric chosen for each piece.
  • Cut out each pattern piece along the printed line.
  • Remove the paper backing from the pattern pieces.

Assemble Quilt Front:

  • Cut your background fabric into a 15 1/2″ X 15 1/2″ square.
  • Position the word hope in the bottom left corner of the square. Be sure to leave at least a 1 1/2″ margin on the left and bottom.
  • Fuse the letters into place.

  • Position the rest of the flowers and leaves as desired on the background. Again, be sure to leave at least a 1″ margin on all sides of the background.
  • Fuse the pieces into place.
  • Sew around each piece with either a narrow zig-zag stitch or a straight stitch. I chose to use a zig-zag stitch in a navy thread for the letters and then a straight stitch around all the other elements using white thread.

  • Cut 2- 3″ X 15 1/2″ strips of your border fabric.
  • Sew the borders on the left and right sides of the background.
  • Press the seam toward the border fabric.
  • Cut 2- 3″ X 21″ strips of border fabric.
  • Sew the borders on the top and bottom of the mini quilt.
  • Press the seam toward the border fabric.

Finishing the Mini Quilt:

  • Cut a piece of sew-in fleece to 21″ square.
  • Cut your backing fabric to 21″ X 21″.
  • Use the Spray n Bond Basting spray to create your quilt sandwich.
    • Backing fabric wrong side up.
    • Sew-in Fleece.
    • Mini Quilt front, right side up.
  • ¬†Quilt your mini quilt as desired.
  • Cut your binding strips to 2 1/2″ X WOF and bind the quilt.

Enjoy your gorgeous new Hope Mini Quilt!

Happy Sewing my friends! You can find more of my projects and tutorials on my blog Ameroonie Designs and I would love to have you follow along on my Instagram account as well @Amerooniedesigns.

 

 

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