Sunday, September 18, 2016

Mini Quilt Mania

After taking the summer off from sewing, it was time to get back into Doll Quilt Swap mode. My partner lives in Canada and our theme was "Fall". I wanted to do something that incorporated both things. I found a paper pieced pattern from SeaSew based off of Canada's 150th birthday that is happening in 2017. I thought the pattern was kind of pretty, but I wanted to substitute fall colors. So I did using batik fabrics from my stash. And here is the result. Finished size is 14" 14".

"Canadian Autumn"

I was so inspired by this little quilt and I had plenty of scraps, so I made two more Fall-themed quilts. This pattern was from a potholder pattern at Buttons and Butterflies. I thought the leaf would make a pretty little mini quilt. It did! Finished size of these are 13.5" wide x 15.5" high.

I kept one for myself and donated the other to the Merc Playhouse in town. At the end of September, they are doing a performance of the The Bedquilt by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. They also have a parade of mini quilts on display for it and theater-goers can vote on the People's Choice Award. Some of the mini quilts are spectacular (I got a sneak peak). Mine is fairly simple in design so I am quite positive I will not win. I'm okay with that. I didn't do it for a prize. It will be auctioned afterwards.

"Autumn Leaf"

Mini quilts are fast and fun to make!

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