Mini Patchwork

Mini Patchwork

I was itching for some instant gratification today, so I decided to make a little patchwork mini quilt. Well, just the top was finished before the kids woke up from their naps. The star of the show is an adorable Japanese fabric I’ve been stashing for quite a long time. I added some of my favorite coordinating prints and I just think it really pops.

Anyone else enjoy the smaller projects? I love making larger quilts, but sometimes these minis are just so fun and make me feel like I’m not taking f-o-r-e-v-e-r to finish everything.



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    September 23, 2010

    I’m big fan of instant gratification – I love quilts, too, but pillows etc. come together so satisfyingly soon.

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    September 23, 2010

    i always seem to have my little projects going while i’m making big quilts so that i feel more accomplished 🙂 its my little trick to keep my motivation going!

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    September 24, 2010

    I love instant gratification… the only problem is, what do you do with those wonderful mini-quilts? Never have figured that out…

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    Holly McLean

    September 24, 2010

    I love small projects as well. I often will do a baby quilt because sooner or later someone you know has a baby. I fall in love with new fabrics often (don’t we all!) and would never have time to sew it into a large quilt.

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    Kerri Tank

    September 25, 2010

    One of my great friends found your website and forwarded it to me (thankfully!). I love your work. I am particularly inspired by your pieced backs. This quilt caught my eye as I am thinking about making a simple 9 patch in honor of my Great Grandmother who taught my mother how to sew. Her last quilt she was working on was a colorful 9 patch like the one you did here. I like your use of color and prints.

    Another note: I saw your rag quilts on etsy. Have you ever tried using a decorative stitch to sew your x through the blocks? It adds a fun detail to each block and is a good way to utilize a variety of stitches on the machine.

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    September 28, 2010

    Can I just say that I adore your quilts? I hope to someday become as skilled! I have only made two so far…both of which were for babies. Making smaller quilts is the only way for me now; with a baby and a young toddler, it’s hard to find time to work on them and I would go crazy trying to make a big one!