Monday, March 5, 2012

-a mini complete!-

Mini Complete!

I finished my little mini quilt for The Fab Little Quilt swap over on Flickr.  I admit when I saw my partner's mosaic I was filled with anxiety.  She had picked such amazing pieces filled with details.  I didn't know what in the world I could make.  So, I started browsing through my copy of Cathy Gaubert's Doll Quilt Book.  In fact, this quilt is one of the featured minis on the cover!  It really suited so many of my partner's requests and likes.  I didn't change much.

More details.

This little quilt features fun bright colors, raw edge applique and some embroidery.  I definitely think my favorite part is the house with the birdie on top.  

Details on mini

Overall, I am pleased with how it turned out.  The pattern was relatively easy to follow.  The only thing that I did not like was that this quilt required 1/2" seam allowances.  I had already started cutting before I realized this, but I recommend adjusting it to 1/4" seam allowances.  There was quite a bit of bulk.  I also like to use single fold binding for small quilts and mug rugs. I have been a convert ever since reading this little tutorial.  

Lucky for me, I finished this just in time to enter it into Jennifer's Modern Mini Quilt contest!  There are some amazing prizes and lots of amazing entries!  I am getting this in just in time!  *whew*

Modern Mini Challenge


  1. So beautiful, Meg! I agree, the bird and the house are my favorite, too, especially the sketch-like quilting. Great job getting it done in time for the challenge!

  2. I love what you did with the background. Its like a drawing! Good job.

  3. Your quilt is really beautiful1 Great work!

  4. I love it, Meg! It's so cute. I love the embroidery on the grass... perfect touch. I need to check out that single fold binding tutorial.

  5. LOVE it! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Soooo beautiful , it is a lovely chicky mini quilt!
    Have a nice day

  7. This is so cute! I love the little bird on top :)

  8. Your quilts/crafts are so fantastic! It's so nice to find other quilters all around the world!
    Hugs, Ulla (from Finland)

  9. I love your spin on this quilt! The fabric you chose for the roof makes the whole panel pop nicely. Sorry about those 1/2" seams :).


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