Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mini Quilt

I'm having one of those weekends that I am being left to myself and the offer has been taken up with glee.

I have a quilt swap coming up and my partner requested pink.   I was a little worried because I didn't think I had much in the range of pink but hey look what I found.  It's quite scary to think that I don't know what is in my stash of fabric upstairs.....

Although I like to sew from a pattern there are times where I just like to just go with the flow and cut and sew.

My mini quilt is to be 18" by 18"   So I realised when I was sewing these squares together that my quilt was a little bit bigger than I thought it would be.  Ops That's OK, hubby said I could make it into a cushion ( a very big cushion)....That's a good idea!

Back to the drawing board, I then cut up the same fabric into 2 1/2" squares and got the size.
I used Medium Grey Kona for the boarding. 

(Sorry for the photos today...there hasn't been much sunshine this weekend.)

There were a good amount of small scraps left and I really didn't want them to be thrown out.
( there is no room to put any more in my box of scraps)
I decided to grab my newest book Quilting Line and Colour By Yoshiko Jinzenji and I made this also...
Now I don't know which top I will make into a Mini Quilt.

I must head off and look for a tutorial on making my top into a cushion...any suggestions?



  1. This is looking good Erin, I am so behind on my mini quilt!. I will have to work on it tonight after seen your progress! Thank you for the push!!!, ha,ha

  2. these are lovely, Erin. Cushion covers are simple, just decide if you want an envelope back, or a zip, and you will put it together, no bother. Piping looks good, but is a bit faffy to do the first time.
    But all three pieces look lovely.

  3. Use both! Make it into a reversible mini.
    I agree with mammafairy on the cushion. A simple envelope back can work wonders

  4. Looks like you had a chilled day. Di x

  5. That last little quilt is just so gorgeous! I'm really loving it.

  6. I have seen that book and it's a good one. Happy quilting : )

  7. It is amazing what we forget we have in our stashes.

  8. Isn't that the point (and joy!) of a stash, to be constantly surprised by what you find there? Works for me. All of the mini's are lovely, my favourite is the last one, I might need to check out that book.

  9. I really love all of them Erin, I would agree with Cherie and make a reversible quilt. I have yet to sketch out my design, I'll get to it this weekend. I'm just after tidying my entire sewing room and I found fabric upon fabric scraps that I didn't relise I had! It's a disease, what can we do!!!

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  11. love all three of these little makes - they are so pretty - I'd do an eeny-meeny-miny-moe to decide ! and I must put the Quilting Line book on my list - looks great :)


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