Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Small, smaller smallest - do you love miniature quilts?

I sure do!  The smaller the better!  

I have all four walls in my sewing room adorned with mini quilts - above my sewing machine:
By the window:
Above the door:
And beside the closet!
So fun (and a fabulous way to be able to display more quilts).

I was super excited about the Small, Smaller, Smallest blog hop hosted by Carol of Just Let Me Quilt - and it's been fun seeing all the posts so far.

For my project, I decided to finish this mini that I actually started a year ago.  Thimble included for scale!

I made this quilt using fabrics supplied to me by Island Batik.  The blocks are by Hope's Quilt Designs.  I quilted my mini with Aurifil thread (provided by Aurifil Thread!) - I tried using 80 wt in the blocks and it was so wonderful!  You get the impression of texture without seeing the thread so much.    Now I just have to find a spot for my mini on my wall!

Here is the list of participants in the hop again, make sure you read them all!

March 5


March 6


March 7


March 8


Oh, I have a couple of Miniature Quilts magazines to give away as well!

If you notice in my first picture, I made the blue and white one in the center for my wall above my sewing machine.  Leave me a comment and on  Friday evening I'll draw one winner for both magazines.

Thanks for reading


43 comments:

Diane H said...

Lovely to find you Pamela on this great blog hop. Love the all little quilts on your walls. I'm trying hard to do the same in my sewing room. I'm a new follower via email. laura84watt(at)gmail(dot)com

Carol S. said...

Such a fun visit to your blog today to see so many mini quilts...wow! You really know how to go small, don't you. The Island Batik block is so adorable and beautiful...love it! Thanks for hopping along with us and sharing your sweet, sweet small projects. :O)

Quilter Kathy said...

Soooo sweet! A lovely mini sampler!
I collect Miniature Quilts magazines, so I hope I win the draw and will pay for the postage!!!

krislovesfabric said...

Such sweet blocks, great project!

Kathy E. said...

Pamela, what fun it must be to walk into your sewing room and look at all of your minis! I'm sure each one takes you back to the time when you made it. You are a master, for sure, with those tiny blocks!

beaquilter said...

you have so many cute minis!

Marsha B said...

I love all of your little quilts, they are so cute hung all over your walls!

Kathy L said...

I subscribed to that magazine many years ago. Had to give them up when we moved. Love your mini!!

Suzanne said...

All your minis are lovely. The project that shows a light house...is that an original or can you remember the name of the pattern?

Sherry said...

Very pretty! I love the wave quilting in the border. I have a couple of those small quilt magazines. Also, all the Small Quilt books by Kathleen Tracy. I want to make every one of
those small quilts if I live long enough.

Kathy H said...

Beautiful mini quilts. I love the quilting on your latest too.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Love your sewing room, so many fantastic projects 💕

Needled Mom said...

That is beautiful and very small. Like you, I have so many little mini quilts hanging in my sewing space and love looking at them.

Quilting Tangent said...

Thank you for the quilt show of your wonderful minis. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Thanks so much for the info about the Blog Hop - I love miniature quilts. Have one in progress as well, I should finish it. :)

works4me said...

How wonderful to have such a great variety of fabulous minis adorning your sewing room walls.

Sandy McCarty said...

Your minis are truly lovely. I have several in my sewing room also, but you’ve inspired me to get busy and make another.

LJ said...

Whoa. Looks like you have several bits of mini heaven in your home. I admire those who work so small. Thanks for including the thimble in your last project. Hard to believe it's that tiny. Wonderful.

Calicojoan said...

Gorgeous!!! What can I say but tiny and gorgeous! I love mini's too, but haven't done that many...I need to pull out some of my patterns and start stitching! Thanks for the inspiration.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Great things come in small packages...mini quilts rock,

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

OMG...those are wonderful! You are so talented! I can't get over the walls with your many mini quilts. That's such a warm decoration and gallery all at the same time! I have always admired those tiny quilts. I have just one to put on the wall when it's completed, but seeing yours, I now need to add more!! Those magazines must be endless inspiration!

teachpany said...

What a wonderful collection. I haven't made that many yet. I do have some to finish, though. Nice idea about the 80wt thread.

Corrie said...

Look at all those mini quilts! Fun. And your latest is amazing!

Patty said...

Wonderful quilt!

Farm Quilter said...

I have never made a mini quilt, but your beautiful examples have me itching to try my hand! I could even hand quilt them or use my sewing machine, since my longarm isn't with me at the moment!! I have really missed not having a quilt finish in the past 2 years!

tink's mom said...

So tiny, so sweet. Thank you.

Sue McQ said...

Beautiful collection of wee quilts. Your workmanship is lovely.

Amy said...

Oh, Pamela. I absolutely love your little mini quilt. It is so cute!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Love your newest mini as well as your collection! They are fun to make. I haven’t seen this magazine before so my fingers are crossed, hehe.

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, my, Pamela, I love seeing all your teeny mini quilts! They make your sewing room so cozy and cute. And wow, that last mini is wonderful! Good to know about the 80wt thread!

GranChris said...

I love these minature quilts. Quite amazing to me.

Kay said...

Lovely to meet you on the blog hop. I am rather fond of a mini quilt, partly because it is so satisfying to finish a quilt so quickly. x

Deb B. said...

Your miniature quilts are beautiful! I have not made one yet, I am anxious to give it a try. I have never seen those magazines before.

Carla said...

My goodness those are tiny little quilt blocks. Too cute Pamela!

Mary Ann said...

Gorgeous little project. I have never made a mini but your beautiful display of them may make me try. Thanks for sharing.

allthingzsewn said...

How cute and lovely colors. Nice job on quilting something so small.

Susan said...

Nice arrangement of small quilts - I can tell you love tiny work!

Danette Stankovich said...

These minis are adorable. I love how you made the blue and white one on your wall!

Marian said...

Gosh, it was fun to see all your minis and your newest finish is wonderful. Its obvious you love doing minis, I wish I felt comfortable doing them that small, I have a hard enough time with a 1/4-inch seam, so am not sure I could go smaller with the 1/8th most use for minis.

Kim said...

Your mini is beautiful!

Beth said...

I love miniature quilts! They are fun to make, challenging but not overwhelming, and their size makes it possible for me to start and actually complete projects. Unlike the unfinished bigger quilts I have lingering all around my sewing room (and other rooms), my minis get finished and displayed or given away.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Wow that is awesome. Mini quilts I think are much more unforgiving when you make a cutting error. Bigger blocks I have some cheat room. I am always so in awe of people who make minis.

Kathy said...

I love the texture the quilting gave to your beautiful mini. I am anxious to try myself now. Thanks.