Sunday, July 27, 2014

Show me the Minis!



To say that I have been bitten by the mini quilt bug would be an understatement.  I am having so much fun with these, and have now completed six of them.

Four of them are Thimbleblossoms patterns:


Shown in the above photo are Spools, Puddle Jumping, Swoon and Red Letter Day.  All are mini versions of the original larger patterns.    Everyone seems to credit Camille Roskelly for starting the mini quilt craze.  As I understand it, she wanted to have smaller versions of her quilts to take with her when she travelled to Quilt Market, and a new trend for mini versions of quilts was born.

Joanna Figueroa of Fig Tree Quilts got into the mini quilt scene and introduced four mini versions of her quilt patterns.  Pictured below is my version of her mini Canned Pears:

Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts has also published a line of mini quilt patterns.  Here is my version of her mini "Come What May" pattern.

With these 6 quilts I have a good start on my own mini quilt gallery.  I'll have to decide the perfect place to hang them.  In the meantime, I am enjoying  just seeing them stacked up into a lovely pile of minis!

Have a great week!


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9 comments:

  1. Em, These are great!! Of course I love the colors in "Come what May".

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    1. Thanks, Linda! That one was made using strips from the Tonga Treats pack that I won at the guild banquet. It really was a treat to use those gorgeous colors.

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  2. oh they are just adorable! I am developing a "thing" for minis too. I always loved your mini canned pears. I can just imagine them all grouped together in a bouquet of colour.

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    1. Thank you, Kath! Being smaller in size, they are not too intimidating to quilt on my own sewing machine. It's very satisfying to get them to the finish line, and not hung up at the quilting stage.

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  3. Auntie Em, your minis are marvelous!!

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    1. Thank you! I have always liked to make smaller quilts. So glad the quilt designers are coming up with patterns in small sizes.

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  4. Love them all! They look so great together. Can't wait to see how you display them!!

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    1. Thanks! I'm not exactly sure where that will be yet. :-)

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  5. Your minis are so cute! Looks like you had a lot of fun making them.

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