Pay It Forward Mini Quilts

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I really enjoy testing patterns for quilt pattern designers! I just finished up some quilt blocks for Melanie Collette (@hellomellydesigns). Her new pattern, Rhinestones, was really fun to put together!

Rhinestones quilt block by Hello Melly Designs

I made three blocks, and decided to sew them up as mini quilts as Pay It Forward gifts for a few friends!

The pattern creates a little bit of "goose poop" - the leftover triangles you cut off when making flying geese, so I decided to sew those up into a mini quilt for my BQF (Best Quilty Friend), Heather, at the same time!

Rhinestones mini quilt

Rhinestones mini quilt

I chose to use Friendship Stars to make Heather's quilt. The fabric is from a small fat quarter bundle that my mom gifted to me (originally from Wal-Mart).

Rhinestones mini quilt

Friendship star mini quilt
I made up the pattern for the friendship star quilt and quilted it using straight lines with my walking foot in a criss-cross design on my Bernina 930 Record. I quilted the other three quilts with the same design, just a slightly larger spacing.

(The quilts are pictured here with the Missouri art quilt I made too. Read about that quilt here.)
Rhinestones mini quilt
I printed a label on printable fabric, ironed it onto Heat-N-Bond, then ironed it onto the back of the quilt.
Rhinestones mini quilt

All four quilts were mailed out to surprise the recipients with some happy mail!

Be sure to get your copy of the Rhinestones quilt pattern here!

Rhinestones quilt block by Hello Melly Designs

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