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)

{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 planetjune June 4, 2007 at 7:23 pm

They are all amazing! I wish I’d had time to enter Whiplash this month, but time got away from me. Great job, everyone :)

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2 Lucette June 5, 2007 at 2:49 am

For the last month or so I have been looking and admiring and enjoying the mini quilts. Each and every one is lovely, and the stories add so much. I want to thank all the quilters for giving me so much joy.

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3 edgegallery June 5, 2007 at 6:18 am

Glad to see the Knit one quilt one two…I really liked that one.

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4 Joan June 5, 2007 at 6:53 am

All gorgeous. The most fantastic thing about these little quilts is the true spontaneity and individuality of each one. This is my type of project, something quick with often surprising results.

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5 Kristin June 5, 2007 at 7:37 am

Thanks for showing my quilt here. Just a little correction- my blog name is Knit One Quilt Too. Thanks for hosting the competition. All the entries are so inspiring!

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6 Angela June 5, 2007 at 8:20 am

Redwork in Germany is my favorite – just gorgeous and fun!

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7 samantha June 5, 2007 at 7:50 pm

I love the little showcase, but I have to say for me the outstanding entries are
Red& White Doll Quilt, Felt and Floss and Absolutely Scrappy. all thinking outside the box on a theme.

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8 stephanie s June 6, 2007 at 2:11 am

are you up for another little correction? my site is ruby-crowned kinglette….
thank you so much for what you do, and offering these opportunities for everyone to show our skills, our creativity and our selves… i think it is time for me to make another donation to you – hopefully others will follow my lead. and thank you too, for featuring my work here, it is such an honor to be among such wonderful artists and their work.

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9 nutmeg June 6, 2007 at 4:40 am

those are so beautiful! I’m very impressed at the creativity and artistry in this world.

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