This month the Island Batik Ambassadors are all making a mini quilt using Island Batik fabrics, to celebrate March Mini Madness. I debated what kind of mini quilt to make- I love to make minis! My last book Little Gems is all 12" x 12" quilts- so those are minis. I could make another quilt that size...This quilt is a great pattern. Because of the small size of the pieces and using a good variety of fabrics- this is a great quilt for using up leftover 2 1/2" strip packs. I told in the book how it is a great quilt for using up scraps and how there is really no right or wrong placement of colors. It would be a great quilt to enlarge the pattern and make as a lap quilt or larger. I never thought about making it smaller, but now I was curious how small I could go and what it might look like.
I finally decided to go really small and make a mini of a mini! Which quilt from the book should I try to make even smaller....hum...I finally decided on Serenity
|Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman Martingale 2015 |
Used by Permission. Photos by Brent Kane All rights reserved
|Images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman Martingale 2015|
Photos by Brent Kane. All rights reserved
I decided to use an assortment of 14 different London Fog Island Batiks that I had leftover from another project (the more fabrics the better!).
Click here to see the whole line of London Fog.
Here is my mini of the quilt Serenity- 6" x 6"
Here is a photo of the blocks before it was all sewn together. See the coin for an idea of the size.
And here it is beside the 12" x 12" version. Notice the great Ackfeld Wire stands the quilts are on. I love to display my quilts on these stands
1. Use thin paper for printing your patterns
2. Trim seams to about 1/8"
3. Use glue stick to attach the first piece so that the pin doesn't distort the whole paper
4. Use a very thin batting (I used Hobbs Thermore Batting)
Have you ever made a mini quilt? Give it a try!