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Entry #2 Bloggers’ Quilt Festival Spring 2015 Edition

Since I posted about my very first quilt last week to link up to the Blogger’s Quilt Festival, this week for my second entry, I thought I’d post about a quilt that I completed just this past winter.

Followers of my blog will have already seen this little charmer a number of times while I was working on it: here, here and here.   But one of the rules of the festival is to write a new post for each entry, so I hope readers will indulge me while I share this again.

Mini Christmas Mouse Wallhanging

The Christmas Mouse redwork embroidery in the center was a free pattern from Joy Patch back in 2009.  (This pattern for December 25th is no longer available but you can find the ones for the 24th and 26th here.)  The embroidery itself was completed back in May of 2013 and then waited for me to decide how to finish it.

Each of those little hsts that make up the diamonds finishes at just 1 1/4″ square!

The completed wall hanging is 13″X13″.

Close up of Christmas Mouse wall hanging

The hand quilting around the plum pudding and the calendar using #8 white perle cotton really helped to make them stand out.  I also hand quilted a 1/4″ all the way around the center section using #8 red perle cotton.

This photo of the back allows you to see the machine stitching in the ditch, I did around each of the diamonds.

Back of the Christmas Mouse wall hanging

I was so pleased with how this little wall hanging turned out that I have it hanging up in my sewing room so I can enjoy it every day.

Linking up to the festival doesn’t close until May 21st so there’s still time if you’d like to join in.

Voting for favorites in each category runs from May 22nd to 29th.  Even if you don’t have something you’d like to enter, you can play an important part in the festival by voting for your favorite quilts.



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  • Esther
    May 31, 2015 1:25 am

    Your quilt is so festive! So interesting to see a combination of patchwork and embroidery!

  • MaryAnne
    May 22, 2015 6:18 pm

    I do love this little quilt – happy you are showing it again.

  • Renee
    May 21, 2015 9:44 pm

    This quilt makes me smile every time I see it! Very cute!

  • Susan
    May 21, 2015 9:24 pm

    Can’t ever have too much of a good thing. I didn’t realize the squares were so small! I do love this wallhanging and regret the pattern isn’t online any more.

  • rosa
    May 20, 2015 5:13 pm

    So beautiful.Good luck!

  • Rachel
    May 20, 2015 3:51 pm

    That’s a great success – well done!

  • Christine B.
    May 20, 2015 3:43 pm

    What a cute wall hanging! No wonder you have it hanging where you can enjoy it, so would I! 🙂 x

  • susie
    May 20, 2015 3:03 pm

    This is simply delightful! The fabrics and your quilting are perfect!

  • Raewyn
    May 20, 2015 3:07 pm

    It’s lovely – I saved this pattern too but haven’t made it up yet! I really like how you finished yours. Good luck!!

  • wendy
    May 20, 2015 1:53 pm

    Oh that’s lovely! Beautiful stitching

  • Linda – Little Bits & Pieces
    May 20, 2015 1:07 pm

    Well, since I’m new (fairly new) to your blog I haven’t seen it before. Could this get any cuter? I love the detail that you added – like the red running 1/4 inch around. Very nice work!

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