2017 Finished Quilts, Quilts

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

In July, one of my Patreon’s unlocked a mini mini quilt reward. I like to check in with the individual to see if they have any specific requests or preferences, and in this case I was given free reign to do what ever spoke to me. I turned to my husband for a bit of advice, and he said, “transparency”. I mulled it over for a bit and came up with this little mini mini quilt:

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

Using the Alison Glass charm squares that I still have on hand from the swaps late last year, I went for a color progression transparency / overlapping effect.

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

I am especially pleased with how the binding lines up with the color progression, too!

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt - Backing

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt – Backing

In my continuing desire to “try it all”, I used 28wt Aurifil thread in 2600 (Dove) to quilt this little mini mini quilt. I put the 28wt thread on top and in the bobbin and did not adjust any tension settings. I did both straight line and some free motion quilting with the thread – including overlapping the thread with the pebbles – and once again I am super pleased with the results!

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt - Backing

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt – Backing

In fact, I might just love the back of this mini mini quilt as much as the front! The backing fabric itself was from a gifted fat quarter, so I’m not exactly sure what the print is, but I think the photographs give you the correct impression that the print has a nice silvery glitter / shimmer to it.

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

When I was working on this mini mini quilt, I was reminded of how fun and satisfying these small finishes can be. This mini mini quilt finished at 4.75-inches square. Do you have any suggestions for fun, fast, and satisfying finishes like this mini mini quilt?

Linking up with Finish It Friday.

18 thoughts on “Patreon Mini Mini Quilt

  1. gsyanne63 says:

    What a cute mini quilt and as usual your quilting is really gorgeous, have a lovely weekend xxx

  2. Izzy says:

    This is really cute! I love how you are experimenting with different threads and quilting designs. I like the colours you chose for this mini mini.

  3. Cindy says:

    A cutie for sure! I love the binding it was meant to work with your fabrics.

  4. patty says:

    Love it. Makes me want to push my other projects to the side and make a mini! I really like the back = cool binding fabric .

  5. You had me at the binding!! And your quilting just elevates this little mini mini – it’s too cute! Don’t you just love it when you appreciate the back as much as the front?! Those pebbles are sooo cute!

    I love little mini quilted projects – my current go-tos are mug rugs and pin cushions 😉

  6. aquilterstable says:

    Super cute! Napkins are another fast project… pin cushions, zip pouches, mouse pads, pot holders, gift bags…. 😉

  7. Symmetry, movement in shades, and a binding that is perfect. The quilting is a finish to round it off just as you would like, LOVE it.

    1. I couldn’t have said it better, great description, Jean! Yvonne, what is that binding, again?

  8. Kathleen McCormick says:

    Love this little treasure!

  9. Helen says:

    Cute wee quilt as we say here . Your recipient will love it

  10. Kristie Cook says:

    Lots of great quilting on such a small surface! Minis are so satisfying & great for practicing my free motion quilting. I’ve started a collection that I’m leaving un-binded because I love seeding the natural batting peeking out the edge. I do edge stitch around it to help hold things in place. I love making quick little totes & pillows when I need a fast finish!

  11. sue7oaks says:

    This is a great little mini, Yvonne! I love a quick finish! What an interesting idea Patreon is and what a great benefit!

  12. Love the rainbow binding. A very fun and colorful mini.

  13. So cute! The binding is the perfect finishing touch to this mini mini.

  14. Vera Negligent says:

    It’s pretty and cute!

  15. This is so bright and fun! I love your quilting choices.

  16. your quilt mini is very cute!! that gives me ideas!

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