|The Patchsmith's version of the Nordic Mini Quilt|
The Nordic Mini Quilt-Along has proved a lovely diversion from the busyness of this time of year. Four small rows of patchwork pleasure which will look good all year round – not just for Christmas.
Row 4 saw us patching ‘woven’ hearts finished with a touch of appliqué.
|Row 4 - Love, love, love red gingham hearts|
As you know I am a fan of quick-fuse appliqué but Crafty Quilter Julie provides a super fast way of finishing the hearts with turned appliqué. No fiddly turning of 1/8” seams required – just simple stitching with a little bit of fusible batting. It was very, very easy.
Row 4 also brought us to the end of this Nordic quilt along. With all four rows joined together I finished this patchwork mini with some red and grey hand quilting. Those rustic stitches (using two strands of embroidery thread) complement the Nordic simplicity of the red-and-white design.
|The rustic hand quilting distracts from my less-than-perfect piecing. |
If you haven’t joined in the quilt-along I can wholeheartedly recommend it. You will find all of the tutorials over at the Crafty Quilter.
|It is never too late for a Nordic Mini Quilt|
I'm off to finish my very last Patchiqué block. Sew until next time .......