Challenging free pattern tutorial will test your accurate seam allowances to make a mini quilt with 448 pieces.
We all have those days… and those projects! This project is the front of the mini quilt I showed yesterday in my mini quilt hanging tutorial. This mini quilt was my design for the Fort Worth Fabric Studio Mini Quilt Mania for the month of April.
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It’s a challenging little miniature quilt. The blocks are 3.5″ finished, so each of those little squares and HSTs finish at 1/2″.
I really like the secondary design that is created by this block, and really wanted to try the block out, so it seemed like a good idea to try it out really small. Ask me again in a couple weeks if it was a good idea or not!
Not to scare anyone off, but there are 448 tiny pieces in this quilt.
If you are careful and precise, it is a do-able project, I promise!
I called it one of those days because as I was assembling it, I was making pretty good progress. Then, I noticed that one of these things was not like the others. So, I seam ripped, and pulled the offending section out and resewed it in place correctly.
What I did not notice, was that a second thing was not like the others. Not through pressing, adding borders, or until I was about 2/3 of the way done quilting and it was too late to tear it out and redo it because I had quilted too close around it. Like I said, one of those days!
At least my test to see how this block looks as a quilt was successful! Now to move on to the full sized version!
Linking up to: Finish it up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts, Whoop Whoop Fridays @ Confessions of a Quilt Addict, and TGIFF
6 Replies to “One of Those Days Mini Quilt”
Wow, 1/2″ finished HSTs? That is a serious time commitment for a mini! I had to keep looking to find where you had flipped the pattern; it wasn’t very obvious to me at first.
I admire you for taking on such a complex and tiny mini. Pieced minis are usually a lot more difficult than the regular size of the same pattern. Embrace the block that’s not like the others and claim it’s that way on purpose – it’s your humility block!
Lovely Quilt! Finding The Tiny Mistake Can Be A Game…It Took Me Awhile.
Heather this is one incredibly micro-mini and it is also very lovely! You know – even after scrutinizing it carefully, I did not pick up on the boo boo right away. You do amazing work!
This is an adorable mini! I’m definitely adding it to my list! Thanks for the pattern.
Hmm. My current round robin border is leaving a trail of tiny triangle trimmings. Now I have another idea how to use them!