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

Missouri Art Quilt

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

On Instagram, there was a swap (Make Yourself At Home swap) that not all the participants sent their mini quilt as they promised, so “angels” were needed. I stepped up because I had an idea and wanted to try it. The swap was to make a mini quilt that represented where you live.

Missouri fall autumn leaves deer art mini quilt

I took a photo in the fall of the road on the way to our house, and I wanted to try to recreate it in quilt form!

Missouri Star Mini Mini Quilt

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

On Instagram, several people have started making “mini mini quilts.” They measure less than 5” square (!). While making the Missouri art quilt for the Make Yourself At Home Swap, I decided to make a Missouri Star mini mini quilt to send with the quilt.

I chose purple, teal, and white solid fabrics from my stash. 
Missouri Star mini mini quilt

I printed a mini version of the paper pieced pattern found on (I just printed it on regular copy paper, then use a small stitch length when sewing.)