After 2 months in shipping, a mini mini quilt that I shipped internationally was finally received last week. The tracking number had not updated for a month, and I was starting to fear it had been lost, so I was super delighted to hear that it was finally received. Now that it has been received, I can share the trio of mini mini quilts I made for patrons in August.
When a patron unlocks their mini mini quilt reward, I ask them a few questions to help me in making the tiny quilt for them. Having a bit of information to work with makes the task of making something infinitely easier.
Do you have any specific requests that I can try to honor for this mini mini quilt? Is there a group of colors you like (or a group of colors you don’t like), styles and types of my quilts that you prefer, etc.?
In August, I had 3 patrons unlock the reward. One Patron asked for “aquatic blues, seafoam greens…summer in the islands,” a second told me they “love aqua” and the third never responded but lives in Florida. Armed with that knowledge, I settled on making a snail’s trail block in the colors of the ocean for the first patron. After making the first block, I decided to just make a series of variations on the theme and experiment with different quilting for each mini mini as well.
For quilting, I first tried quilting pebbles (in this case I thought of them as bubbles) in the arms of the snail’s trail block. Each arm was quilted in a different thread color. For the second mini mini I opted for the same colors of thread but chose a back and forth line for the quilting motif. And for the third and final in the series, I opted for straight lines radiating out from the center.
Because I also outlined each section of the snail’s trail block in addition to the quilting, the backs of the mini mini quilts are a fun reflection of the front of the quilts. The change in thread colors really stand out and are more easily seen from the backs, too.
I am relieved to know that all three mini mini quilts have now been received!
I am also filming my mini mini quilt workshop for QuiltCon Together this week. In addition to helping you find joy in your scraps and discussing quilting and binding these small makes, I also give insight into some design considerations in the workshop. Interested in joining me? Registration for QuiltCon Together is open!
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