I made a navy+white version first but liked it enough to make a mini version with the original black+white color combo too.
Little Houses Mini Quilt
Pattern: Third Street Neighborhood by Esch House Quilts Finished Size: 24″ x 28″
Below are a few progress pics:
I used this tutorial for the houses, but then I used the placement order from the Third Street Neighborhood pattern.
I quilted with an organic grid. “Organic” just means I didn’t mark anything so the lines are wonky. I need to pick up some painters tape or a hera tool so I can actually mark some straight lines one of these days…
I’m still determined to work on my binding. The biggest problem I have is joining the two ends. I’ve used the binding tool a couple times and it works fine, but if every little detail isn’t right then it doesn’t work at all. So I’m still trying to figure out the easiest technique… and so far it hasn’t clicked, but I’m trying!
I’ve started using Stitched in Color’s zigzag binding tutorial because I also have a problem with the binding fraying and pulling apart after washing. So far the zigzag holds up better, so that’s one step in the right direction!
I didn’t have any plans for this mini quilt, but when my parents were visiting Mama reminded me that it would make a good wedding present, so that’s what it is! We’re all traveling to a dear family friend’s wedding this weekend, so it was perfect timing… plus it’s fun giving something handmade. I added a label to the back and now it’s making the journey with us!
Three cheers for Pinterest, once again! I’m also linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish Friday… it’s been a while!