After spending a few weeks quilting the Sequenced quilt, I had some computer work to catch up on. Then I second guessed my initial fabric pull for my next project (I’ll share a blog post about that when the replacement fabric arrives), so instead of jumping into another big project, I decided it was time to have the joy of making something from start to finish. So I made two mini mini quilts!
Well, to be honest, one afternoon I made one of these delightful mini mini quilts. My friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs is working on writing her third book, and I sewed up a sample quilt for her. I had some fabric left over, and I really wanted to commemorate the quilt with a small mini mini that I will be able to keep. What I love about the little mini mini is that the squared off circle of colorful Tula Pink prints forms a plus sign in the center (Cheryl’s first book, co-authored with Paige from Quilted Blooms, was Modern Plus Sign quilts).
I was hoping that Cheryl might be interested in receiving a nearly duplicate mini mini to keep in her sewing room, and I was really happy when she did express interest. So the next day I made a second (nearly identical) version in under an hour. So fast and fun! One of these two is now pinned to the wall by my sewing machine where I get to enjoy it every day and the other is on it’s way to Cheryl.
These are the first yellow orchids we have seen blooming on our property. About 2 weeks ago, my husband and I had something unexpected happen that was a hard thing to have to deal with, and just as we were taking a deep breath to ground ourselves and figure out our next step, he looked over to see these lovely orchids blooming. It was peaceful and good for our souls to have them to focus our attention on for a few heartbeats.
I pieced, quilted, and machine bound the mini mini quilts using 50wt Aurifil 2024 (White). All fabrics are Tula Pink prints (even the white background is a white on white print). The mini mini quilts finish at roughly 5¼” square.
One last photo that is meant more to show off the beautiful blue marble tree roots than the mini mini quilts.