Fairy Garden and Quilt

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Here is my fairy garden quilt. I am slowly making a fairy garden outside and if you click on my pictures you can see the details of my garden and the quilt. I love make believe and the older I get the more I am in love with its magic. I also like miniatures so here is the perfect combo for gardening as well as inspiration for my quilt.

I love the idea of mushroom houses and  all things Lord of the Rings for my garden and that will slowly take shape over time. However, I wanted my quilt to have the improv mushrooms with one big mushroom house that I found free online here. The trees in the border are made with a quick curve ruler and their Christmas tree pattern that was free online last year. These are my test pieces and I never went any further with it. I  just started to free hand cut shapes for the mushrooms and then added the stalk last. I wanted to have some “shadow” so I had some background in different colors. I really have been saving my unicorn fabric for some magical quilt and I decided this was it. I may do a tutorial for how I made mushrooms in the future.

So you can see I quilted all kinds of free motion quilting in nearly every space on this quilt. There are no fairies quilted but on the lower green border I did quilt a 4 winged creature to give the idea of a fairy flying around.

here is a little video so you can see what it looks like!

Here is the long video from the Machine quilting blog hop and you can hear all about this fairy garden quilt in this video too.

I took this picture by accident and realized how much this thread accented the quilting on this piece!

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Quilt on!

Vicki