A week or so ago I saw Susan's little miniature Amish bars quilt and pattern and I decided to make one. Well, maybe a few more than one. Here's nine that I've finished. Most measure around 9 by 11 inches, some less, depending on how accurate I was with the seam allowances and pressing.
I invited my guild members to make some, since we were asked to provide some small quilty gifts for international visitors to our city. The bottom row has two made by fellow guild members and one made by me -- Amish modern bars.
These little quiltlets are a good for practicing skills like quilting and binding. I had some fun with the machine quilting.
Lots of vines and leaves here, inspired by the bright spring colours in this green and orange quilt.
Feathered wreathes and borders. I'm getting the hang of free-hand feathers.
Some bubbles and feathers here.
Straight line stitching with the walking foot for this modern version.
My birthday gift books came last week, with some more ideas on machine quilting Amish design.
And a few shopping bags made from upholstery fabric for a friend's birthday