February 5, 2019

New Mini Quilts- Sweet Marie and Summer Blossoms

Hello again! I finished up two mini quilts this week (that were 98% finished already, why is that last push so hard?) and I'm excited to have checked them off and joined with their mini friends.

Pattern links top to bottom and left to right:
First Snow, Clambake, (swap mini, no pattern), Rise

The ones I just finished are Summer Blossoms Mini, and Sweet Marie Mini, both patterns in my shop

Summer Blossoms took a while because I decided to add the embroidery around the centers to make them look like zinnias, one of my very favorite flowers. I did the crosshatch machine quilting first, and then added the embroidery stitches, not worrying about the chicken scratch on the back since it's a mini quilt and will be staring at the wall for all it's days.

 The mini blocks are 7", half the size of the regular sized ones. I loved making both! Here's the original quilt with the larger blocks.

Next up is Sweet Marie Mini. The first time I made this pattern was for Quilting in the Rain's Quilt Market booth over a year ago. I ended up selling that one for charity to donate money to the Puerto Rico hurricane victims. Funny thing- the person who bought it and donated the money was Jera Brandvig, the designer of the fabric :) She has it framed in her house! I'm so honored, her house is gorgeous.

I also made a pillow to go with it, using the block pattern from the regular sized Sweet Marie quilt. 

These mini blocks are also half size at 6", a great size to add sampler or Farmer's Wife quilts. I've got one in my 6" sampler that I'm so close to finishing! I think I only need 5 more blocks!

Here's the original Sweet Marie quilt for reference. I made the crib size, but it also comes with instructions for a throw size.

This is the fabric pull I started with for the Sweet Marie Mini. I ended up adding some fussy cuts to the tiny little squares. These are mostly Tasha Noel, Bonnie and Camille, varying lines, and a few basics and blenders from other favorite designers like Sedef Imer, Vanessa Goertzen, and Elea Lutz. 

It's nice to check those off! To celebrate I'm having a mini quilt sale, as well as a discount on the larger size of these two patterns. Minis are marked down already to $5, and large quilts to $7, no code needed!


  1. Your minis are all so fun, happy, and cute!!!

  2. Your minis are just fantastic and love your eye fabric!

  3. I love them all. They are so cute all stacked up on the last photo!

  4. I'm the same way...I get to the end of a quilt with the top done and "poof" my interest gets pulled onto the next project lol.

    Your Mini's are so pretty! I would love to walk into my quilt room with a wall of mini quilts but all those tiny pieces are daunting ....beautiful, but daunting,

    Thank you for sharing...I may give one a try and be pleasantly surprised that I actually finish it!