Sunset Mini Mini Quilt
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Sunset Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

I had two Patrons unlock rewards in May. One of my Patrons unlocked a mini quilt and I was able to send her a quilt that was in my stock that I know she will love and appreciate. The second Patron unlocked a mini mini quilt, and other than asking me to refrain from pastel colors, I had free reign to create.

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt - Fabric Pull

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt – Fabric Pull

I started with a fabric pull and I was drawn to a bright red/orange/yellow color progression. I have realized that I have not been using red in my projects lately, so that was my starting point. As I was arranging the fabrics, I curated the prints I selected from my stash and ended up with this nice grouping.

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt

I liked the arrangement of the fabrics so much I actually used an improvisational piecing method to create a flying geese kind of design in roughly the same arrangement as the fabric photo! I was definitely influenced to continue improv play for the piecing after all the improv work I just finished as I work on the Murrina quilt.

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt

I took the mini mini quilt, which finished at 5″ square, outside to photograph with the California poppies that are blooming in my front yard. It’s been an odd winter/spring for us here, and I wasn’t sure we were going to see wildflowers at all. I’m delighted with all the late blooming poppies, though!

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt

Sunset Mini Mini Quilt

I quilted the mini mini quilt using Aurifil 1104 (Neon Orange). I started by quilting organic wavy lines and then I went back and added free motion quilting filler designs between the lines.



While I was out photographing the quilt, my neighbors cat came to help(!!).

I really love creating mini mini quilts because they come together so quickly and are great ways to explore piecing ideas and practice quilting. Have you made any small and quick projects lately?

Linking up with Finish it Friday.

14 thoughts on “Sunset Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

  1. Patty says:

    What a fun mini!

  2. You know I love this little mini mini. The colors of the fabrics were spot on, improv is my favorite thing to do, and the quilting is so detailed and fun to look at. Thanks so much!

  3. billiemick says:

    Great photo with the neighbors kitty. Your mini is gorgeous!

  4. SarahB says:

    Love it!

  5. Sarah says:

    Ohhh, I miss the poppies! They just don’t grow as well out here. Love this little mini. 😀

  6. Paula S. Pike says:

    Such fun! I love the colors.

  7. What an adorable mini mini! I love the color gradient and the quilting.

  8. adreamandastitch says:

    I love the colors in this mini! So pretty and bright! And how sweet of the kitty to come and help you. 🙂

  9. Such a great mini mini. I’m really drawn to color progression quilts these days. And I think the photos in this post are just awesome! Take care, Mary.

  10. What a gorgeous mini! I love all the colours you used 🙂

  11. aquilterstable says:

    Love this mini mini. And even tho I don’t usually go THIS small, I do love a smallish project for exactly the same reasons!

  12. Tamara Gassen says:

    Love. Love love this mini quilt. The colors are devine!!!!!

  13. At first I thought of a sunset seeing the lovely yellows and oranges, but then when the neighbor’s black came in the picture, I thought of candy corn at Halloween. Beautiful mini!

  14. Sue Rostron says:

    I love this Mini mini and the quilting is sublime. I also really like the idea of quilting mini minis so I can play as much as I like without stressing about a huge amount of work and financial outlay. Fabric here in NZ is expensive.

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