Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22
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Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22

My friend Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge dipped her toes into the waters of the #miniminiquiltswap and I couldn’t wait to swap with her! I know that she loves selvages and teal, and I decided to play with a bit of quilting to make the design for the “front” of the mini quilt, although I think in the end I might prefer the “back” of this one the most.

I failed to think about how the binding would eat into the edges of my quilted design (oops), but I think it turned out well enough anyway. My goal was to kind of re-created my Triangle Transparency pattern just using teal thread!

Mini Mini Quilt for Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge

Mini Mini Quilt for Jenn @A Quarter Inch from the Edge

I also made a mini mini quilt for Mary @Quilting is in my Blood. She mentioned that she likes turquoise and the pick up sticks blocks that Lisa @Sunlight in Winter Quilts recently featured on her blog.

Mini Mini Quilt for Mary @Quilting is in my Blood

Mini Mini Quilt for Mary @Quilting is in my Blood

I really like how the angled cross hatch quilting turned out.

Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22

Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22

The larger mini mini is actually pretty big; it finished at 5-inches square. The smaller one is 4-inches square.

Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22

Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22

I got these shipped on Monday, and I hope they are fun little treats to arrive in the mail for Jenn and Mary during this holiday season. I know that life can feel hectic during this time of year, and I hope we can all have fun moments of delight and surprise, whether due to a fun and unexpected treat in the mailbox or from the joy of being with friends and family. Spending time working on these sweet mini mini quilts was a fun retreat for me. 🙂

17 thoughts on “Mini Mini Quilts 21 & 22

  1. Lovely!! Great job on both of these. I knew Jenn would eventually join the party LOL

  2. Cindy says:

    Ohh more adorable minis.

  3. Such fun! I love the whole cloth mini, the back showing the thread patterns is awesome!

  4. Miriam says:

    These I love! Great designs and quilting–engineers make such amazing quilts!

  5. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    I knew Jenn would take the leap eventually! Love the quilting on these, clever idea remaking your transparency quilt that way! 🙂

  6. Ioleen says:

    Both minis are lovely. The quilting in Jenn’s is outstanding.

  7. Karen says:

    Yvonne, every time I see Quilting Jetgirl in my inbox, I smile. I can count on you to teach me something new, make me think, or delight my eyes. Absolutely love how you translated Triangle Transparency into a mini-mini–your choices (thread color and stitches) for quilting it–stunning! (And 5″ doesn’t look big to me 🙂

  8. helen says:

    I love both these, and I promise mine will be amongst your first post of 2016 x

  9. I love both of these! Your bindings are so nice!

  10. Yvonne, Both of these are really pretty and unique! Thank you for sharing them and your great quilting techniques! Have a wonderful creative day!

  11. SarahZ says:

    Plenty to love in both these mini-minis!! They are too sweet!

  12. Renee says:

    Those are both great little mini quilts! I love the idea of transparency play with thread!

  13. I like the back of Jenn’s too, but both sides of both minis are lovely.

  14. Thank you, Yvonne. Mine arrived yesterday, and I love it! I think it is so cool how you can take a vague idea and turn it into something so absolutely perfect. Hopefully I can take a page from your book and make a mini mini even half as creative as the one you made for me. Mary

  15. It arrived today, Yvonne! I love it! Just have to find the perfect place to display it in my studio!

  16. Sally says:

    Both very pretty, and yes I think I like the back better too, but great idea to recreate your triangles.

  17. Brita says:

    These “Mini Minis” are so cute. They seem to be all the rage but I can’t find very much about them before 2015. Do you know how this got to be a thing?

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