I was resisting jumping into the Mini Mini Swap on Instagram until Lydia posted the pile of adorable mini minis that she had created. I just loved the Alison Glass star that she made (top middle), and offered to swap with her. Lydia's favorite colors are raspberry, mango, aqua and yellow. It took me a few days to formulate a plan, but I decided on a raspberry-colored half-sized Patchwork City block for the mini. Mine measures 4 1/2" square. I paper pieced the roof/sky sections of the mini so I wouldn't have to deal with tiny templates and the rectangular pieces were simply machine pieced. I went with crosshatch quilting, echoing the angle of the roof lines. I used Quilting Jetgirl's tutorial for mini mini binding.
This was a lot of fun to make and I think I'll make some more using the Patchwork City patterns. I hope people are still swapping mini minis on IG once I get to them.
My goodness, Sarah, you have been busy lately! I have feeling you are always busy. I love this tiny treasure and the idea of half-sizing a Patchwork City block and making it into a mini mini quilt. It has your stamp on it, even though it is only 4 1/2" square. You continue to inspire me!
Yes, I kind of am always busy. Though, keep in mind that some of the finishes I'm sharing this month were completed in November. :-)
Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl
I believe that the swapping is still going strong; your first mini mini turned out beautifully!
Thank you, Yvonne. I look forward to making more in January. :-)
what are the dimensions of your mini minis? cute...
The one I made is 4 1/2" x 4 1/2". Some people are making them as small as around 3" x 3".
Anja @ Anja Quilts
I think swapping continues. Yours is great. Love the fabrics you chose.
Thanks! I should have mentioned that the fabrics are from the Intrepid Thread Patchwork City block of the month. I really need to get back to that project. ;-)
These are so sweet! Like little doll quilts.
For teeny tiny dolls. ;-) They're a lot of fun to make.
The Alison glass star is lovely as is your red mini
I love this idea! I'm not enough of a fan of all the PC blocks to make the quilt. Making a mini mini is a great solution!
The mini minis I've made of the PC blocks were so fast and easy compared to the big project that is taking me forever. Ironically, I'm not a real fan of samplers, but I really do like the look of the whole PC quilt. Perhaps it's the rainbow color palette, or that each unit has a similar design with the three smaller sections. Thanks for visiting, Sue.
Hi Sarah, your little mini is the cutest little quilt! House blocks are always so sweet.
Thank you, Lea. This was a lot of fun to make. I love house blocks. That's probably what drew me to this block.