Mini Quilts Galore
I don't typically make mini quilts. I've made a few in the past but these past couple weeks I made FOUR! There were two factors motivating all these mini: 1) It was part of a challenge or 2) I wanted to play with prints.
|Mini Quilts Galore|
The first mini I made was for the Curated Quilts call for mini entries. There was a great color palette and amazing architectural inspiration pictures that enticed me to design the Intersections 2.0 mini. Submissions are open until midnight Monday (5/8) if you're interested in making a mini for this challenge.
|Intersections 2.0 mini (14" x 14")|
The next two mini quilts I made because I was in between projects and wanted to use prints in my stash. I decided the best way to do this to remake one of my original designs, scaled down of course. First I made a mini version of Urban Trek using Tula Pink's Elizabeth prints and the second was Modern Stepping Stones using Carolyn Friedlander's various prints. I don't work with prints often and this was a great project for me to experiment with prints and see what I like and don't like to work with.
|Urban Trek mini (15" x 18")|
|Modern Stepping Stones mini (20" x 24")|
Finally, I finished a mini quilt for Quilt Expo's Modern Mini Quilt Challenge. I enjoyed making this mini the most. I used a combination of my City Planner quilt block and an hourglass block to create a 3-D effect. In the end the design reminded me of a game board from when my friends and I would get together for game night, (one of my all time favorites games is Arkham Horror).
|All's Fair in Love and Board Games mini (24" x 24")|
The blocks reminded me of game pieces sitting on a game board so I instantly knew I had to use hexagons in my quilt design, think Settlers of Catan, and the white fabric looked like a Carcassonne game to me so it became a grid. I'm really loving Carolyn Friedlander's prints. Thankfully I have almost all of them as fat quarters in my stash. The submission deadline for the Quilt Expo challenge is 5/23 so I knew I couldn't procrastinate.
In conclusion, mini quilts are fun. They can be finished in a 1-3 days and small enough to use stash fabric, oh, and you don't have to wrangle a huge bulky quilt to quilt it! I will probably make more in mini quilts in the future but right now I'm really excited about some quilts I've designed recently so I'll have to hold off for now.