In early December, one of my patrons unlocked their mini mini quilt reward. I was literally days away from putting my sewing machine in a box for our move (and most of everything else in our house was already boxed up), but I reached out to see about making one last thing in my old sewing space before moving. I didn’t hear back from the patron, so I packaged everything up and moved. After the move and tackling renovation in our new space enough to unpack my sewing machine, I reached out and was thrilled to strike up a conversation with them. They requested a cheery make in favorite colors of teal and light gray.
While I was contemplating what to make, I kept also being pulled toward adding in touches of yellow. I wasn’t sure if I would add the yellow as piecing or in the quilting, but I just kept feeling like it needed to be part of the conversation. After reaching out to confirm that it would be okay for a little yellow to make an appearance as well, I pulled out some fabrics and got started piecing. I kept thinking that in addition to cheery, I wanted a lot of joy and positivity to radiate out from this mini mini quilt, so I opted to make plus blocks in varying sizes transitioning from gray at the top of the mini to teal at the bottom.
When it came time to quilt, I stuck with the gray and teal color scheme, and the bright yellow worked its way to the front of the mini mini quilt at the binding sides.
I knew just the place to photograph the tiny quilt, which finished at 5½” square: in the Meyer lemon tree in my orchard! Trust me, the blossoms are fragrant and delightful.
The yellow polka dot also makes for a very cheery and bright backing for the mini mini quilt.
I hope my patron likes this little mini mini quilt as much I as do. It was the first thing I made after moving and I hope that the joy, cheer, and fun I felt in creating it radiates out of the little quilt.