Teeny Tiny Mermaid Mini Mini Quilt

Teeny Tiny Mermaid & Giveaway Winner

Giveaway, Quilts


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.


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