Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts
2020 Finished Quilts

August Patron Mini Mini Quilts

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.

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

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.

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

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.

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

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.

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

Snail Trail Mini Mini Quilts

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!

Linking up with Beauties Pageant 102.

11 thoughts on “August Patron Mini Mini Quilts

  1. Julie says:

    These are lovely. Scraps are my joy, I only make ‘real’ patterns to get the scraps. The real quilts are given away, I keep the scrap quilts & relive making the real quilts each time I look at the pieces.

  2. These are really cute minis!

  3. helen says:

    what a beautiful triptych of mini mini quilts. They are Art and would look lovely hanging in any gallery together. Lovely is a lazy word, but you know what I mean.

  4. They’re wonderful minis in my favorite colors! We can both relate to quilted projects taking their sweet time getting to their destinations—only your limbo-state was a lot longer than mine! Take care, Mary.

  5. It’s always such a relieve when a package *finally* makes it after a long delay. Your trio of quilts is just lovely! I really like the different spins you put on the block. I think my favorite is the one with the darkest binding. I just can’t stop looking at it.

  6. These are wonderful mini minis! It’s fun to compare the three and see what a difference the quilting and binding choices make.

  7. Debbie says:

    Love your little series! Working in a series really appeals to me – I just need to buckle down and do it!

  8. International shipping stresses me out. I’m thankful your beautiful creation made it to its recipient!

  9. Izzy says:

    Oh these are lovely!

  10. These minis are so cute! I still have my mini you made me hanging on my wall.

  11. Jasmine @ Quilt Kisses says:

    These are darling. I love how they look with four different colors and how you quilted the life into them.

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