mini quilts – whiplash showcase

by kath_red on 04/06/2007

in Quilting, Whiplash

I loved this theme – what a surprise all the amazing results – you guys are so talented. So here goes with a few of the editors and the readers picks. Hope you had as much fun looking at all the entries as I did.


Redwork in Germany
:: Something different, not exactly Redwork though I added a few running stitches in red … The progress with such a small quilt is amazing only two nights and all hand piecing, basting and the first quilting lines were finished.


Ruby crowned kinglet
:: i have a never ending love of all things embroidered and all things felt, i have been wanting to use circles of felt for something, and i am currently wanting to edge everything thing i can get my hands in in a picot stitch. … ‘embroidered alphabet on felt – a mini quilt’.
it measures 10 3/8″ wide by 11 7/8″ long and each embroidered circle is 1 3/8″ in diameter. …

lulu knits:: I just got a new sewing machine and wanted to try the applique stitch, which turned out to be so fast and easy! I created the entire quilt this morning during my daughter’s hour-long nap from fabrics already in my stash.


weird bird in love
:: I just spent the final hour and a quarter of my two-year-old son’s nap whipping up this doggie play quilt – which probably just barely qualifies as a miniature quilt, loosely defined (it’s about 18 inches by 10 inches, and slightly machine-quilted…)

greeting arts:: This is quilting, the way I’d always imagined it. Made up entirely of pieces from my scrap boxes, … the piecing and quilting were all done by hand. …

vintage ric rac:: its all made from selvedge !!! … I really love this project and am keen to do a bit more with selvedges. I have been chopping them off every scrap of fabric in the stash. (also see tutorial)

crafty ginger:: The centers of the log cabin blocks are silk, I read somewhere that traditionally the center blocks were red to represent the home. I liked that thought, so I incorporated it. … I’ll caution anyone wanting to try and make silk trim tape – it’s a bit trickier than cotton.


true stitches
:: is made entirely of scraps of vintage Japanese cloth. It is based on an antique Canadian quilt with a pattern called “Love Apples” which is an old term for tomatoes.

wardi craft blog:: I had very big plans for it, but ended up doing something simple. Which probably isn’t such a bad idea when you’ve never made a quilt before!


sunshine creations
:: This is sometimes called an orange peel quilt, and a few other names, too. Whatever you want to call it, it looks sort of like Cathedral Widows. (check out the tutorial on this technique.)


knit one quilt one too
:: From the start I wanted to do something totally spontaneous.


Lady Harvatine
:: in the true spirit of the site, I have whipped up a small quilt as fast as I could and…voila! …Let’s call it “Confetti”. (see tutorial too)

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