December Patreon Mini Mini Quilts
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December Patreon Mini Mini Quilts

For December, I have three of my Patreon’s unlock rewards. Two of the three are receiving a mini mini quilt reward. I like to check in with the individual to see if they have any specific requests or preferences, and I do my best to incorporate those into what I create.

Joy Mini Mini Quilt

Joy Mini Mini Quilt

Sarah from Smiles Too Loudly simply requested that I make something that brings me joy. One of the things that brings me joy is thinking about the person I am creating for, and I know that Sarah loves yellow, so I figured that was a good place to start.

Joy Mini Mini Quilt - Detail

Joy Mini Mini Quilt – Detail

I decided to go with a bit of improv piecing and I was thinking about how quilting is so grounding, and provides a sense of direction. So the piecing took on a bit of a flying geese pattern as a result of those thoughts. And then I had a lot of fun with the micro quilting to give the mini mini quilt some detail.

Joy Mini Mini Quilt - Backing

Joy Mini Mini Quilt – Backing

The Joy mini mini quilt finishes at 3-inches wide by 7-inches long. Looking at the mini mini quilt after the fact, I like how it can be rotated in any direction and create a different feeling and evoke different thoughts for me in each orientation. It seems a bit like a person on tip toes or like airfoil shapes in the wind…

Winter Solstice Mini Mini Quilt

Winter Solstice Mini Mini Quilt

Rose from Something Rose Made said that she enjoys my transparency and also suggested perhaps “solstice” as a theme idea. Since we are approaching the winter solstice, I thought that focusing on the sun glowing in the sky against a snowy scene would be the way to go for her mini mini quilt.

Winter Solstice Mini Mini Quilt - Detail

Winter Solstice Mini Mini Quilt – Detail

I did a lot of tiny improv piecing to create the sun and then expanded the pieces out to create a sky and winter slope scene. Quilting is a bit more minimal on this mini mini quilt, but to emphasize the winter aspect, I added in a bare tree shadowed and glowing in the sunlight.

Winter Solstice Mini Mini Quilt - Backing

Winter Solstice Mini Mini Quilt – Backing

Choosing the binding to finish the Winter Solstice mini mini quilt took a few iterations and auditions before I settled on this rich purple to frame the scene. The mini mini quilt finished at 6-inches square.

Both mini mini quilts are shipped an on their way, and I hope that these tiny tokens share my deep appreciation with them for their support.

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26 thoughts on “December Patreon Mini Mini Quilts

  1. Michele T says:

    Oh my gosh! These are absolutely gorgeous little pieces of art!

  2. TinaC says:

    I love your depiction of the winter solstice….I have been fascinated by the solstice for awhile and read a few books about old customs etc….you definitely captured it for me! These mini’s are a great idea for expressing creativity.

  3. Patty says:

    These are both wonderful.

  4. Oh my, I think I’m a wee bit jealous. What beautiful little mini mini quilts! I think I’m heading over to your Patreon site!

  5. Lorna Jones says:


  6. Wanda Bamberg says:

    I love both of these tiny quilts. Colors, stitching and all are wonderful.

  7. jayne says:

    Both are amazing! I do love a mini mini! The first one reminds me of a christmas tree! The second one is just beautiful!

  8. aquilterstable says:

    Wonderful! I really love the ‘sunny’ mini mini!

  9. Julie J Vogel says:

    You are so cool! And so is your quilting! ‘Love those minis!

  10. Jess says:

    Yvonne, I really love the winter scene. The colors and quilting, everything just works so well together. A work of art! X

  11. Laura M says:

    Yvonne, the Winter solstice mini is fabulous. The combination of the layering effect in the sun and the thread painted tree are so effective. It’s so well visually balanced and ones eye moves between the sun and the tree. I don’t often see those within the modern quilting world adding something that is thread painted. So so effective. I’d love to see more of these. A series perhaps? Kudos.

  12. Missie Krueger says:

    Perfect and charming works of a gifted quilter!

  13. Kathleen McCormick says:

    What gorgeous quilts! I am am intrigued by how successful that mini yellow quilt is! I love the solstice and pleased to see that Rose is getting it! Not even sure how I would answer that question, but so much fun to see her thoughts and your quilt!

  14. Your creativity and talent shows in each tiny piece, and the detail on each is outstanding. I am sure they will be much loved.

  15. Kathleen Tiffin says:

    Your creativity is lovely and doable, even for me but I would do more simply.

  16. somethingrosemade14 says:

    I am so speechless right now. I absolutely love my Patreon reward and so glad I am participating in this program. My Winter Solstice Quilt is so beautiful and I am so lucky this is mine, mine, mine. I can’t wait until it arrives and I know I’m going to love seeing this in my studio. It is a work of art. Thank You!!!

  17. Tish says:

    Both minis are beautiful! I am absolutely in love with the Winter Solstice Quilt and the tree you thread painted, including shadowing. I’m sure both Rose and Sarah love their little quilts.

  18. Linda Fleming says:

    Love all your work. These minis are works of art. You put so much thought and time into everything you make. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Cheryl says:

    Both of these minis are awesome, I love how you quilted the tree into the second one.

  20. kittywilkin says:

    Yvonne, these are both gorgeous and perfect for the recipient… but I gasped when I saw that winter solstice one! Sooo gorgeous! The stitched tree in the winter sun is the perfect touch. Absolutely beautiful!

  21. Anita says:

    Absolutely brilliant!

  22. PERFECT! I love the quilting you did on the tree. Sarah will be thrilled!

  23. Oh my…that winter solstice is amazing. Wonderful.

  24. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    Sweet! The back of the yellow one makes me see a rocket. And I love the colors in the second. Do you find it harder to go extra small?

  25. Joy is lovely, I love the yellow, but Winter Solstice is wonderful, I absolutely love it.

  26. Beautiful! The purple binding is the perfect choice on the solstice mini — it definitely grounds the picture you created and solidifies the message that winter is here. Well done!

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