Mini and Sassy
We have finally jumped on the train heading for Mini Quilt-ville. I have always loved mini quilts and have had a gallery wall in every place I've lived, but I dragged my feet on patterning some Sass minis. Why? I am not completely sure, but I knew if I did them, I wanted to make them special. We launched 6 mini patterns at Fall Market.
We miniaturized Lombard Street, Piccadilly Circle, Prism Parkway, Euclid Avenue, Lantern Lane and Churndash Court. Each one of these patterns is paper-pieced. I love mini quilts for many reasons, but one of the main reasons is the unlimited possibilities to play with color stories on such a small scale. If you know me, you know I love color. These little quilts create ample opportunities to experiment and try combinations you might not have wanted to commit to a large quilt.
The next 6 days we will introduce each mini quilt and share the different versions we have made. We will also share photos of the mini with the original quilt. I loved seeing the scale between the two quilts. It shows you how mini these minis actually are!
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Here is an example of a mini wall in my room; I used normal sewing pins in the top two corners to secure the minis. They are easy to push into wall and leave a very small hole when done! If the room has a breeze run through it, add two more to the bottom corners! Here is how I design my walls: Lay your minis out on the floor or bed and keep rearranging until you are happy with the design and color placement. Then pin you top most center mini in place on the wall and build your design out from there, keeping the spacing between minis fairly consistent. Voilá! You have a gallery wall of mini quilts!
I really believe that mini quilts will not be a passing phase with this current group of quilts. I think it is a fun phenomenon that is here to stay! I hope you stop back by to see the 6 different mini quilt patterns and all the fun versions we have made! Happy Thursday!