Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Mini Quilt Madness

Have you caught mini quilt madness?  I hear that making mini quilts is addictive.  Can you believe I’ve never really made a mini?  I’ve made my share of small quilts, but it's not quite the same. 
A week or so ago I started a mini from this pattern -

Titch Mini Quilt Pattern
Titch mini quilt pattern

It was a tough choice, but I chose to do Titch #2 which is the top right option on the pattern cover.

First things first – gather all of the 2.5” squares that I wanted to use.  Having them all pre-cut and in a scrap bin sure helped.  (You can read more about how I store these scraps in this blog post.)

Titch Mini Quilt 4

It really is a different experience to make such tiny little blocks.  In the pattern she recommends making a tester four patch block.  That’s great advice since everyone’s 1/4” seam is just a bit different, and every thread width makes a difference when you’re working with such small blocks. 

Titch Mini Quilt 2

Each of these little four patch blocks measures only 2”!  The pattern has plenty of tips and tricks to help reduce bulk at seam intersections, and how to trim everything to make it accurate. 

Titch Mini Quilt 5

Have you made a mini quilt?  This month the Fat Quarter Shop is having a March Minis ChallengeMarch Minis Logo-01
All through the month of March, share your mini quilt creations on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and use the tag:  #fqsmarchminis.  For every mini you share, you will be automatically entered to win this fun giveaway of small things from the Fat Quarter Shop.  They’re going to randomly choose a winner on March 31st from all of the entries that use the #fqsmarchminis hashtag so be sure to tag your pics


You can watch my progress with my Titch mini over on Instagram and Facebook.  And be sure to check out the #fqsmarchminis hashtag on IG – it’s fun to browse through there and see all of the fun mini quilts!

The Fat Quarter Shop carries a ton of mini quilt patterns and mini charm packs (2.5" squares) - perfect for starting your own March Mini!

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