I have to fess up to not being into the whole “mini quilt” thing when it became popular. I mean, what is the point of a mini quilt??!
Now I’m sticking my big foot in my mouth…because these were so much fun to make. I get it now! I love making mini quilts!
I especially love not having to crawl around on the ground to lay out blocks. I could lay the whole mini quilt out on my sewing table and not even have to move! Plus they are a fun challenge, all those tiny pieces take some concentration. I actually feel like a better quilter after making these (actually Trish made these two!).
I made 7 of my older patterns into minis, basically the ones that you had asked for, and I felt worked best in a mini-version. I didn’t want to offer them as individual patterns…so I put them all into one booklet, plus a SEW mini just for fun. The booklet is 18 pages with the 8 mini patterns, plus some close up photos and tips. I worked on sewing and the writing the booklet here and there throughout the summer…oh and happy September 1st by the way!
Even the bindings were fun to hand sew…and quick! I cut the binding strips 2″ instead of 2 1/2″. It looks better on these small quilts and was still easy enough to hand sew to the back.
My favorite 3 of the bunch is Spin Cycle, Suburbs, and Pow Wow. Those Spin Cycle blocks were fun to put together (they are just over 6″), and watching those tiny seams line up is pretty darn fulfilling.
After making/writing all these I feel like I need to make something big! Next up…SUPER SIZED quilts! ;)