cactus mini quilt

Nowadays I am a big fan of cacti. Actually I am a big fan of everything lately :-) I want to make all of those wonderful quilts I come across on the net. I do foundation paper piecing, english paper piecing and hand applique. Cactus patterns are especially take my attention those with hand applique and also fpp patterns. This mini quilt with cacti includes different types of cacti. They are hand appliqued and hand stitched around the patterns to make them look more beautiful.
I have enjoyed making these cacti seperately they look so cute to me.
Normally I applique the patterns and then quilt it but here I tried something different. Firstly I prepared the base; made the quilt sandwich and machine sewed by making straight lines on the fabric and then added the binding.  Finally I appliqued the cacti on the base.

While I was planning the layout of the cacti, my 4 year old son was playing with them. It was such an enjoyable game for him. We tried different variations together and decided on this one. Now let's have a close look at the each individual cactus. Hope you like it. If you want to make one for yourself you can find the applique patterns of cacti below.

I made this as a mini quilt which can be turned to a wall hanging or as a cushion also would be lovely. I hope you enjoy my mini cacti quilt.


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