Lovely Little Patchwork Tour: Cherry Mini Quilt

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I’m so excited to be a part of Kerri Horsley’s Book Tour for her first book Lovely Little Patchwork: 18 Projects to Sew Through the Seasons*. This beautiful book has such a varied range of detailed and pretty sewing projects. It was difficult to choose a project to start on! But if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know I’ve been loving English paper piecing right now. So I decided to sew the Cherry Pot Holder. And it soon became the Cherry Mini Quilt!

Sewing room style - a cherry hexie mini by Molly and Mama

The first book that Kerri (from Lovely Little Handmades) has created with Tuva Publishing is visually stunning. The projects are all organised into seasonal chapters.  There’s lots of patchwork, but also embroidery, English paper piecing, foundation piecing and other small sewing projects. I would really recommend it!

Lovely Little Patchwork

But back to the Cherry Pot Holder! My first task was to choose fabrics. I recently received a stunning bundle of the new Tilda ranges; Cabbage Rose and Memory Lane. The prints and colours suited this project so well! And the Aurifi floss sent to me by Ava and Neve matched perfectly. Fluke!

A pretty Tilda fabric bundle - Molly and Mama

I started making the hexies for the cherries first. Using a combination of the three red shades of fabric, I hand stitched two hexagon flowers (for the cherries). I only had 3/4″ Hexagon papers on hand, so decided to change the project from a pot holder to a mini quilt. You can read more English Paper Piecing in my Hexies Tutorial. I’m a ‘glue baste’ convert, so this tutorial will give you lots of tips!

I followed Kerri’s instructions and just adapted the sizes to suit my hexie cherries. Lots of fun!

Hexie Flowers by Molly and Mama

The hexies were hand appliquéd onto the backing fabric – a gorgeous white dot chambray from Ministry of Fabric. It’s my favourite fabric right now, because it’s so versatile. I’m finding I am using it on everything!

Hexie Cherries by Molly and Mama

I loved using wool felt for the stalks and leaf background. It adds a beautiful texture. And so do the buttons. I had a hard time choosing those too!

Buttons and bits - Molly and Mama

I was really happy with how the Cherry Mini Quilt turned out, and I’ve already added it to my growing collection of mini quilts adorning the sewing studio wall.

A cherry hexie mini quilt by Molly and Mama

Be sure to check the schedule below for all the stops on this beautiful blog tour. There have been some stunning creations from some super talented makers already. And there are more to come! I’m looking forward to seeing what everyone sews.



Amanda Niederhauser
Sarah Edgar


29.08.2016 Heidi Staples @fabricmutt
30.08.2016 Megan Jimenez @QuiltStoryMeg
02.09.2016 Cheri Lehnow @tinkerellen
03.09.2016 Ange Hamilton @alittlepatchwork
04.09.2016 Sedef Imer @downgrapevinelane
05.09.2016 Kimberly Jolly @fatquartershop
06.09.2016 Samantha Dorn @aqua_paisley
07.09.2016 Ayda Algın @cafenohut
08.09.2016 LeAnne Ballard @everydaycelebrations
09.09.2016 Sharon Burgess @lilabellelane
10.09.2016 Lauren Wright @mollyandmama
11.09.2016 Kate May @thehomemakery
12.09.2016 Debbie Homick @happylittlecottage1
13.09.2016 Wynn Tan @zakkaart
14.09.2016 Kim Kruzich @retro_mama
15.09.2016 Jennie Pickett @cloverandviolet
16.09.2016 Veronica AM @VividFelicity
17.09.2016 Nadra Ridgeway @ellisandhiggs
18.09.2016 Amanda Woodruff @acraftyfox_amanda
19.09.2016 Minki Kim @zeriano
20.09.2016 Sharon Yeager @daisycottagequilting Instagram
21.09.2016 Peta Peace @shequiltsalot
22.09.2016 Sarah Scott @piccolostudio_sarah
23.09.2016 Kristin Cobb @goobadesigns Instagram
24.09.2016 Erin Cox @whynotsewquilts
25.09.2016 Kerri Horsley @sewdeerlyloved
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Thanks for stopping by. Happy stitching, Lauren

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama

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