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Mini Quilt Mondays in September

Last Monday I mentioned that I was planning on making some mini quilts in September, with the plan to challenge myself with a new technique each week. I would love for you to join me! This will not be a formal quilt along, but a chance for you to try new things on your own and share them here.

Each Monday in September I will (hopefully!) post a new mini quilt and then provide a space for you to share a link to a photo or blog post of your mini as well. Don’t feel like you need to finish a quilt a week, you can post a link to your progress as well. The goal is to get outside your comfort zone and hopefully inspire each other!

Ideas for new techniques to try:

– Wonky Blocks
– Embroidery/Hand Stitching
– Paper Piecing
– Hexagons
– Applique
– Quilts with Words/Letters
– Improvisational Piecing
– Selecting Fabric Outside a Collection
– Free Motion Quilting
– Half Square Triangles
– Designing your Own Pattern
– Sewing with voile/double gauze/etc
 

So I hope you will join me on September 5 (Labor Day!), 12, 19, and 26. I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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I will leave you with a sneak peek of what I plan on sharing next week.

Mini Quilt Preview

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26 Responses to “Mini Quilt Mondays in September”

  1. 1
    Erin says:

    this is a great idea! i love the instant gratification of a mini quilt. love your sneak peak too.

  2. 2
    Jessica says:

    so fun! and i happen to have two minis i need to finish for swaps this month, so i’ll definitely join in!

  3. 3
    Lou says:

    agreed! this is a great idea! Mondays will now be looked forward to~yeehaw!!

  4. 4
    Michelle says:

    What a great idea!
    I give you all the credit for my current paper piecing addiction (LOVED the Summer Sampler Series!), and can’t wait to learn more from you!

  5. 5
    wendy kastel says:

    This is just what I have needed to get me past my comfort zone!
    I am so excited and it sounds like something I can fit in to my schedule.
    Thanks for the leadership and the great idea!
    Also, I love your sneak peak as well.

  6. 6
    Darlene Staley says:

    Looking forward to this. When you posted about this the first time and I was so excited. I thought you had jumped into my mind. I need to work on my accuracy and was thinking smaller quilts was the way to go. And, I need to work on my free motion quilting and this will give me smaller quilts to practice on before tackling my larger ones.

  7. 7
    Annaliese says:

    Wonderful idea! I appreciate you making it casual…learning should be fun, ya? Keep us posted!

  8. 8
    Jan May says:

    What a charming idea! I will definitely follow along with this one – who knows…. I may even get to make one or two. :)

  9. 9
    Debbie says:

    Sounds like a fun idea. I’m feeling a tad overwhelmed with current commitments, but if I can join in I certainly will. For sure, I’ll be following along!

  10. 10
    Liz says:

    Sounds like fun!

  11. 11
    Jessi says:

    ooh! I like this idea- great for skill building.

    How big will you make your quilts?

  12. 12
    Hallie says:

    This will be a blast! I love your sneak peek too!

    Thanks for your encouragement to try new things!

  13. 13
    Sarah says:

    Exciting! I can’t wait to start :)

  14. 15
    Annie says:

    This will be my first join-a-long I’m looking forward to it. Thanks for all you do!

  15. 16
    patricia says:

    Love this idea…. I would love to join you in this learning adventure…

  16. 17
    Teje says:

    Hi! Wonderful idea! I shall put your button to my sidelist – cute button!
    x Teje

  17. 18

    Woa, your sneak peak completely gets me. Lovin those close stars!

  18. 19
    Linz says:

    Oooo – fun idea! I have a mini quilt or two I want to work on, so I’ll definately join in!!

  19. 20

    OK I am ready to start. Great idea!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. 21
    Jeannette says:

    I think I’m in too… cuz I need more stuff on my plate. ;P

  21. 22
    Maria says:

    I think might join you on this one; sounds like fun.

  22. 23
    nicolette says:

    I will definitely follow this and hope to join you!

  23. 24
    Adaliza says:

    Great idea – I join in with Handmade Monday here in the UK and try to upload a quilt or other project each week too. Just love your quilts and the starry one is beautiful. http://adaliza.wordpress.com/

  24. 25
    Rebecca says:

    Love this idea! I have a little block that I think is asking to become a mini-quilt. This is the perfect motivation to work on it!

  25. 26
    Krista says:

    MAN! I had seen someone else post and link to mini quilt monday and thought to myself “I’m gonna get in on that!” but now I see it’s over, how sad! I think you should keep doing mini quilt monday… it’s so fun and I’m bummed I missed out on it!

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