Plaid Mini Mini Quilt
2018 Finished Quilts

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

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”.

Fabric Pull

Fabric Pull

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.

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt

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.

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt

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.

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt - Quilting Detail

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt – Quilting Detail

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).

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt - Backing

Plaid Mini Mini Quilt – Backing

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!

19 thoughts on “Plaid Mini Mini Quilt {Patreon Reward}

  1. aquilterstable says:

    Really pretty! Love your dedication to use five different threads in this tiny piece. 😉

  2. It’s so vibrant and fun! I can understand why you chose to stay with one bobbin thread, and that’s something I need to try. It can be a pain to have to keep switching out bobbins if it’s not really necessary. I’ve always been a bit matchy-matchy, so it’s good for me to break from that now and then. Nice work, Yvonne, as always! I’m sure this will be happily received.

  3. This mini mini is amazing. I love how different the quilt looks from the fabric pull.

  4. Beautiful!! I love all the bits of this tiny piece: from the piecing, the design, the colors to that really cool quilting. I think they will be thrilled with this tiny quilt. How many of these did you have to make?

  5. It sure is fun and beautiful! This is a very fun design and you definitely have succeeded in capturing plaid! You know how much I love tiny piecing, and your precision is fantastic. <3

  6. Brenda Ackerman says:

    Hello Yvonne; The design of this block is bold and adding in the bright fabric choices, this block is magnificent! Plus, when you add all of your fabulous quilting this is going to be someone’s treasured gift. Thank you for sharing with us and have a fabulous day!

  7. Jean McKinstry says:

    I like the long stitches, and the strips add a lovely contrast. On the wall, on the diagonal, stunning.

  8. Liz says:

    First of all, I love that fabric, and I’m so impressed with tiny piecing. Also, it’s such a cool idea to use thread to create a plaid effect. What an adorable mini mini!

  9. Cocopatch says:

    so cute! I love your colors!

  10. Rochelle Summers says:

    This is truly a lovely mini mini. Your lines are so straight and the quilting really highlights the plaids. I’m sure your sponsor will love it, too.

  11. It looks amazing! I’m so impressed that you’re able to bind something so tiny. How on earth do you connect the ends?

  12. Amy L says:

    It’s a bright, palmful of fun. I bet it’s fun to pet as well, with the texture you’ve created with the quilting.

  13. Yes these colors are like your friends do. Her work is quite something. Your work on this is terrific. I often don’t change the Bobbin thread – but much depends on tension. Congrats on another beauty.

  14. Cate says:

    So beautiful, Yvonne. I think it would also make a really great quilt on a larger scale. Your colors are really great. I try to avoid working that tiny.

  15. tish says:

    This is beautiful! I love the pop of color the yellow and pink give the piece. I’m sure it will be well loved. I tend to only go matchy with my bobbin if I’m free motion quilting. If I’m using my walking foot, I just match to the back of the quilt for the bobbin.

  16. Its perfect!! Fun and Beautiful!

  17. With such thin strips, you sure did stay perfectly straight! I always find wobbles are magnified when the piecing is so small, but I can’t see any wobbles 🙂 The colours are gorgeous together and your version is plaid is really fun.

  18. sue7oaks says:

    I really love this little quilt! I love a plaid look and you’ve captured it beautifully! If those strips are 1/4″ wide then that quilting is very close, I love the whole effect!

  19. I really like your interpretation of plaid and those colors look amazing together. Is that a typical binding or a single fold binding because of the size?

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