Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt
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Teeny Tiny Mermaid & Giveaway Winner

MMMiniMiniQuiltChallenge

I am excited to share with you about the Make Modern mini mini (#MMminimini) challenge. If you see the hashtag and are worried this is an Instagram only giveaway, do not fear! You can also participate and enter through the Make Modern Facebook page!

It’s quite simple to play along.

  1. Make a mini mini quilt (no larger than 6″ square)
  2. Share a photo of your finished quilt on Instagram with the hashtag #MMminimini and tag us @makemodernmagazine
  3. Repeat from step 1. as many times as you like before 20 June 2016.

Don’t have Instagram? Never fear – you may enter via Facebook page too. Share a photo of your quilt on our Make Modern page under the original challenge announcement.

Need more incentive? We have over 30 prizes worth over $1000 including fabric, fabric and more fabric, patterns from some of our favourite makers, quilting for an entire quilt by a very special longarmer!, gift vouchers, WEFTY needles, hexagon fussy cutters and other notions, a 2017 Quilter’s Planner kit, and subscriptions to Make Modern!

In fact, I love mini mini quilts and this community so much that I am even participating as a sponsor of the event!

Do you need another reason to make a teeny tiny quilt? Yvonne from @quiltingjetgirl describes herself as a quilt designer and a community cheerleader. I had never come across this term before (and as I can’t see any posts of Yvonne jumping around with pompoms in a mini (hah!)), I assume it means someone who supports others and cheers for our community in a more figurative sense? It hit me right in the feels and I think we could all live a little more like this. I digress, in terms of #MMminimini prizes, we’ve got the winner’s choice of two @quiltingjetgirl patterns – head over and have a sticky at Yvonne’s Craftsy store…Check out our original #MMminimini quilt challenge post for entry details, see full details on our website and read our latest issue, issue 11 for inspiration, tips and tricks. #modernquiltpatterns

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And to inspire you to greater mini mini quilt making heights, I want to highlight my 5th May is for Makers purchase: the Teeny Tiny Mermaid paper pieced pattern by Amanda @What The Bobbin. (Sidebar: can you believe that 3 of my 5 May is for Makers purchases were paper pieced patterns AND that I have already sewn up projects for those 3 purchases? It blows my mind. But I digress). Amanda’s cute and clever pattern makes a block that finishes at 4-inches square, which means that this Teeny Tiny Mermaid mini mini quilt finished at 4.5-inches square.

Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

I thought a simple organic wavy line would be a good compliment and finishing touch for the mini, and with the bulk of some of the seams, my “organic” lines are not as smooth or flowing as I had envisioned them to be, but overall I think the effect of this mini is rather cute and fun!

Teeny Tiny Mermaid in the Great Barrier Reef

Teeny Tiny Mermaid in the Great Barrier Reef

I took the mermaid around the house, and I think she looks at home here in the Great Barrier Reef (a photograph my husband, Michael Fuchs, took).

Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

This tiny mermaid is now winging her way to her forever home. 🙂

Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

I want to congratulate Beth T., the winner of my Crafted Applique book giveaway. I hope she enjoys the book and method as much as I have.

Linking up with Finish It Friday.

24 thoughts on “Teeny Tiny Mermaid & Giveaway Winner

  1. JanK says:

    Congrats Beth!

    On another note – your machine binding is beautiful! & those corners too! Would you consider a small tutorial on your technique?

  2. Oh!!!! Your teeny tiny mermaid is a doll! And so tiny. Love the wavy quilting. Makes her look like she is truly under the sea!

  3. SarahZ says:

    How amazingly cute is she?! I was quite downcast thinking I couldn’t participate in this mini mini challenge(due to packing/moving) when my wonderful husband noticed the ending date and assured me I would have PLENTY of time to make one “on the other side” 🙂 Phew! 🙂

  4. Alison says:

    I just love that lil’ sweetie! 🙂

  5. This is so cute! She really does look at home on the reef! So now that you have some paper piecing under your belt, do you love it!!? It’s so fun that you are trying new things; that may be my favorite part about quilting–there’s ALWAYS more to try! Lovely little mini mini <3

  6. Judy says:

    Yvonne, this one is just too cute!! I think your wavy lines look great! Considering the seams involved, they look pretty darn flowing to me 🙂

  7. aquilterstable says:

    Super cute! And btw, it’s great to have cheerleaders in our community!

  8. She is the cutest little mermaid ever!! It appears you are liking paper piecing! It’s as addicting as making mini mini’s, I think!

  9. You are the mini-mini queen! That mermaid is so cute and the wavy quilting is perfect for her.

  10. Renee says:

    I love this tiny mermaid! The quilting totally gives the impression she is under water. I should totally make one too, it’s such a fun little pattern.

  11. Good Morning Yvonne! Your Mermaid is adorable and I think that your wavy line quilting is wonderful! I have not made a Mini Mini quilt yet, but several years ago on my blog I hosted a Postcard Exchange and creating the post cards was challenging and exciting. So, I do believe I will participate and discover once again the new and fun techniques in creating an original. Thank You for sharing and always being a “Cheer Leader” of mine for each of your special encouraging thoughts. Have a fantastic creative day!

  12. Karen says:

    What an adorable mermaid–and soo tiny! Did you get to go to the Great Barrier Reef, too?

  13. Your mermaid is cuteness overload!!!!

  14. Lara B. says:

    It really is amazing how much you have taken to paper piecing Yvonne. 🙂 You’ve been expanding your skill sets by leaps and bounds this year. Love this teeny little mermaid! Congratulations on your sponsorship of this super fun event! I think I’m going to get bitten by the mini-mini bug.

  15. Kate Heads says:

    Lovely colours in your mini and the quilting looks like waves. Would you believe I’ve never made a mini? Unless you count a coaster of course, maybe I should try one.

  16. Shauna says:

    So so cute, love her posed on the picture!

  17. That’s some tiny paper piecing. But she’s awesome. I’m sure she’ll be loved.

  18. Jasmine says:

    This is super cute! What a darling mini mini. I think your quilting on it looks great!

  19. Kaja says:

    I can’t believe you can do all that in such small scale – the mermaid is awesome.:-)

  20. Such a cute mini mini! I love the little mermaid!

  21. Ruth says:

    Very cute! There is something so appealing about mini mini’s!

  22. helen says:

    mini mini are wonderful to make and to have dotted about the house. I even use them as rather large clumsy book marks

  23. Mara says:

    Such a cute mermaid, I’m excited to join your snowflake quilt

  24. She is an incredibly cute mini mini! I did see quite a few photos from people involved in the mini mini challenge and kept thinking this was the perfect time to get into mini minis myself, but never quite managed to make myself make the time for it. Lovely photos of your mermaid too!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)