Friday, June 17, 2016

Cape Hatteras mini

Love lighthouses and love quilting - so put them together, make a mini and here is what you get - Cape Hatteras!

For those not familiar, Cape Hatteras is one of the majestic lighthouses on the North Carolina Outer Banks.  I've never climbed it (too chicken) but my family has several times.  In 1999, the lighthouse was moved further from the ocean!

This mini finishes just shy of 5 x 6''.  I had fun with my thread painting of the beach grass.  The binding is the hardest bit - I did a foldover binding.

First I cut my backing fabric roughly an inch wider all around and pinned for quilting.

Then I trimmed it to about 5/8 '' and folded it in half to meet the edge of the quilt/batting and then folded it again.   Use lots of pins and then sew slowly.

Make Modern magazine has issued a mini mini challenge with some great prizes.   There are lots and lots of minis out there on  #MMminimini  Instagram.

You can find out more information on the Make Modern magazine mini mini challenge  - but check quick, it ends soon!  And if you want to make your very own lighthouse, I posted the pattern here on Craftsy.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


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