Saturday, June 15, 2019

Anna Maria Horner Showcase

It's my pleasure to bring you my project for the Anna Maria Horner Showcase.

I and the other participating Aurifil Artisans were provided 3 fat quarters of Anna Maria Horner's Passionflower collection and a spool of Aurifil thread.

My spool was 50 wt #1310 Medium Blue Grey, which paired very nicely.

I've been wanting to put those underrated diagonal lines on my OLFA acrylic rulers to use, and determined Dresdens would be a great application. I cut 5" strips. Then I cut a 15 degree angle from the end. Next I proceeded to cut a 30 degree angle.

I flipped the ruler and cut another triangle using the 30 degree angle. I continued until I reached the end of the strip. That's my Fairy Floss Pink OLFA Splash, by the way, in case you need one.

Next I trimmed the tips off the triangles by lining the base up with the 4" mark.

Each wedge was folded in half, and I stitched along the top with a 1/4" seam allowance.

I did a backstitch to secure the end as I chained them through the machine.

I trimmed a little corner from each wedge without crossing through the line of stitching

I finger pressed the seams open.

Using the Clover Point 2 Point Turner, I reversed the wedge and poked out the corner before pressing flat.

I stitched each wedge together along the raw edges.

Using the Hey There Home tutorial for an envelope pillow cover, I took my creation from quilt sandwich to usable home decor.

I used a Clover Hot Ruler to turn over the seams.

I free-motion quilted a layered hot pink solid, batting, and muslin with feather, pebbles and paisleys. I appliquéd the Dresdens to the top using a zigzag (stitch length 2 and width 1) and covered the open centers with shiny buttons.

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As much as I enjoy hoarding my precious fabric, I had a altruistic thought. How about a giveaway? Enter using the Rafflecopter widget to win three fat eighths of the fabric I used.

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  1. This is a stunner. Ann Marie Horners fabric is so luscious and your gorgeous quilting compliments it so well.

  2. Just gorgeous! I love the way the AMH fabrics pop on the vibrant background, and the quilting is amazing.

  3. The background fabric you chose is beautiful with the AMH prints! I would love to make myself a wallet or small bag with these prints. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. I follow you on bloglovin :)

  5. My favorite thing to do with small pieces of fabric is to make zip pouches. I would try that if I should win these fabrics.

  6. No need to enter me in the giveaway, but I love love that raspberry background for those Dresdens! Really rich quilting, too--it makes it look so lush and elegant. Awesome work with those rulers!

  7. Hi Afton: Love the colors and the dresden flowers. You make it look so easy. I love that your project was made using a ruler already in your collection. I use those angles sometimes but like to see how others use them, too. I follow you through email.