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« on: June 11, 2012 07:40:53 PM »

I made this mini quilt for the Mini Art Quilt Swap 5 (gallery here). One of my partner's themes was "Whimsical Sampler/Album Quilt." While I loved the idea of a sampler quilt, I had a bit of trouble with the whimsical part. I finally decided that I would go through all my novelty fabrics and pick out some fun ones to include for the "whimsical" part of it. I found clouds, birds, hedgehogs, love bugs, butterflies, cherries, snails, turtles and more!

I found an awesome pattern for the Sew Small Sampler Quilt on the blog Wedding Dress Blue. I decided to not set the blocks on point, and to use white sashing instead of the settings squares.

Each tiny square was 3 1/2 inches after I made it, 3 inches in the finished quilt! I do love tiny piecing!


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Because I think it's fun to look at the seams (I generally iron my seams to one side, but a little ways into this project I realized for something so small it would behoove me to iron my seams open).


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A close-up on the quilting. I stitched in the sashing using natural colored thread, and then decided there was just too much white space, so I did some Wonky Argyle Quilting in lavender and blue, created by my friend Cherri and my go-to quilting pattern.


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Aaaand my two favorite blocks! Shown with a bobbin to demonstrate the tinyness.


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5_21_2012 008 by maremare312, on Flickr

This project gave me the idea to do a Novelty Fabric swap here on Craftster, if you'd like to see all the fun fabric coming in, our gallery link is here
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2012 08:02:25 PM »

Oooh, I love the variety of the blocks.  This is gorgeous, Mare!
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2012 07:29:11 AM »

I LOVE the little hedgehogs.  So, so cute.
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2012 10:43:45 AM »

Your mini-quilt is so great! The squares are so colorful and tiny! I don't know how you got everything lined up so nicely.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2012 08:22:28 PM »

So darling! That's exactly what I need above my desk at work.  I really like the wonky quilting, it's perfect.
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« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2012 09:49:06 AM »

Awesome!  Love those novelty fabrics.  I would never have the patience to  work with the tiny pieces.
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2012 09:57:26 AM »

Thanks guys! It was actually really fun to do the tiny piecing! With a 1/4 inch foot it's really not that different from regular piecing. I did cut each block as I made it though, no way I wanted to cut everything and have to label them or figure out later which block they were for Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2012 05:42:04 PM »

What an awesome little quilt!  I love seeing the seams, too. Smiley  Great job!
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« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2012 07:38:44 PM »

I really like the quilting you did for it!
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« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012 09:59:46 PM »

Thanks!
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