Secret Garden Mini Quilt with Fusible Film

Secret Garden Quilt was made from the most beautiful fat quarter ever!  My secret pal in the Garland Quilt Guild gave it to me a few months ago and I have been trying to figure out how I would use it.  It was just too pretty to cut! 
The answer came to me when I read the article in the June/July issue of Quilting Arts Magazine "Lost in the Stash".  (Not only could I use the fat quarter, but also the packages fusible film from Houston Quilt Show.)  The article gave directions to make a small quilt from a fabric with an image on it that is layered with Angelina fusible film and then embellished.  Since the fusible film comes in 4" rolls I cut my mini quilt base 12" square to minimize waste.  The quilt in the magazine had many more details too but I wanted to keep mine more simple so that the fabric would still be the highlighted feature of the quilt.

The back side of the secret garden quilt is a beautiful piece of hand dyed fabric that I purchased last year at the Garland Guild garage sale for .25.