I have a few Patreon reward mini mini quilts to make this month. Mini mini quilts are pretty small, averaging about 4″ square, and I always enjoy the stretch of making something tiny. This mini mini quilts came with no specific requests from my patron, just the trust that I would create “something fun and beautiful”.
I went to my stash and pulled out this grouping of 5 Studio e Fabrics Modern Batik fat quarters. After I made my pull, the colors reminded me of the colors my friend Anne from play crafts uses in her work and illustrations.
I turned to Google image searching and thought I could create a fun plaid design. I didn’t do any math, I just knew that I was going to need to keep the piecing small. The inner navy squares finish at 1″ square and the yellow and pink stripes are 1/4″ wide.
The mini mini quilt finished at 5 1/2″ square, which is a bit larger than I normal create, but I really like how it came together.
I selected 5 different colors of 50wt Aurifil thread to match for the quilting. The fun thing about a mini mini quilt is that even with a lot of thread changes, the quilting comes together quickly. I used: 2214 (Golden Honey), 4020 (Fuchsia), 4225 (Eggplant), 2784 (Dark Navy), and 4093 (Jade).
In a more unusual move for me, I used only one thread color in the bobbin: 4093 (Jade). I typically use the same thread on top and in the bobbin, but I didn’t see the benefit in winding a lot of bobbins for this tiny project.
This mini mini quilt is currently headed to its forever home. I hope my patron thinks it is fun and beautiful!