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Petite Posies – finished! (Part 2)

I finished my Petite Posies mini-quilt yesterday (see original blog post), and wanted to share of few of the details with you!

My idea was to have a very uncomplicated border, so as not to compete with or draw attention away from those wonderful 30’s flowers.  Binding or no binding?  Finally I decided on a simple turned-under edge, made with the so-called pillowcase technique (find a terrific tutorial in Quilting Daily’s free e-book Quilt Binding and Finishing Methods.)

Auditioning potential border fabrics took awhile, but eventually I whittled the choices down to these two. I decided the floral worked best, in keeping with the overall floral theme; the diagonal check became the backing.  Both are modern reproduction fabrics.

border fabric choices for Petite Posies

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Mini-Tutorial: Machine Applique

Penny Penguin paper piecing quilt block from Piece By NumberWith many animal blocks, it’s little things like eyes and mouths that take a design from so-so to so super-cute! Many newbie quilters don’t have much experience with embroidery or applique, however, especially if they’re self-taught. In this mini-tutorial, I’ll explain a quick and easy way to add a touch of machine applique detail to ANY project you choose.

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