Modern Mini Quilt Mania!

Well, I just love, love, love making a modern mini quilt for Swaps.

This summer, I joined several swaps and this week, I mailed off three completed modern mini quilts.  I have four more modern mini quilts to complete this Fall….and it is still FUN!!

Beach Bound Swap Mini Quilt

The theme was beaches and it was right up my alley–well–Sarasota Beach! Here’s the mini that I made and quilted with lots of free hand walking foot quilting using variegated threads.  I also found a wonderful ‘beach theme fabric in my stash and fussy cut out the delightful signs.  They are fused onto the

blocks.

Beach Bound Mini Quilt

Beach Bound Mini Quilt

Text Me Mini Quilt

I also joined a swap where we had to use at least two fabrics with text on them.  I fell in love with a print that was yellow and orange and actually had the word ‘letter’ on it.  I also used some of my low volume Paris themed fabrics.  I decided to do some paper piecing and used EQ7 to print out one Storm at Sea block.  I then made several improvisationally pieced blocks to surround the paper pieced block which is set slightly off center.  My quilting is walking foot and improvisational–no marking.  And Voila!

Text Me Mini Quilt

Text Me Mini Quilt

Detail of a very small paper pieced block

Detail of a very small paper pieced block

 

 

Yes….that tiny corner block finished at 1-1/2 inches!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Detail showing some of the quilting

Detail showing some of the quilting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sew My Stash Mini Quilt

The third swap challenge was to only use fabric already in your stash.  While I was at the Manatee Patchworkers Guild Retreat, I started improvising some curved blocks.  My theme fabric is a luscious tropical floral and I added a black & white print, several deep solids and a crisp white.  I quilted it using three different color threads–with my walking foot of course.

Sew My Stash Mini Quilt

Sew My Stash Mini Quilt

And here are some detail shots showing some of the quilting up close.

Detail shots

Detail shot–no marking

Detail--no marking

Detail–no marking

3 Responses to Modern Mini Quilt Mania!

  1. Diane September 2, 2015 at 8:26 pm #

    The mini quilts are very creative! Enjoy viewing!

  2. Brigette J Quinn July 27, 2019 at 9:26 pm #

    I love your designs and use of color! You are a great inspiration for a novice like me.

    • Carole Lyles Shaw July 28, 2019 at 10:02 am #

      Thanks Brigette! I hope that I inspire you to trust your own sense of color, design and style. I love seeing how people take my patterns and techniques and make their own unique quilts.

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