Whipup mini quilts: quilt-along

by kath_red on 29/07/2010

in Features, Whip Up Mini Quilts

Do you have a copy of the Whip Up Mini Quilts book? Lets make the quilts from the book together. Post them on the whipup flickr group under the tag “Whip up mini quilts”.

Here is what we are going to do – each week – say on a friday – for 6 weeks [more or less] – I am going to post one of the quilts from the book that I have made – and give you a few tips and ideas to help you make it. + 6 books to give away in that time – watch out next week for some giveaways. Do you want to join in?

And if you don’t yet have a copy of the book but want to join in straight away – there are 2 free Mini Quilt patterns available for download from the Chronicle website + The pattern and templates for Kellie Wulfsohn’s little girl’s applique wallhanging ‘A little birdie told me’ is available at the Woman’s Day website

The first week I showcased my version of Lisa Call’s ‘Modern Geometric’ mini quilt, and last week I showed you how to make my Shibori Sampler. And last week Crazy Cats was featuredthe pattern, instructions and templates for this quilt is available online from the Chronicle Website.

This week I am just going to show you my version of Boo Davis’s ‘Two heads are better than one’. Its a difficult quilt to make and you will need the full instructions and illustrations from the book.

These pair of quilts use small pieces of fabric organised into colours and then chain pieced together. Its very quick to make and the method is not difficult. The difficulty comes with keeping track of where the pieces go – super organisation skills are required.

The quilting is really very easy – just diagonal lines and then it is bound using the one-step binding method. Originally Boo was going to leave it unbound and in fact raw edges and even just the quilt tops framed would be very cool.

Boo Davis also suggests using the loudest ugliest fabrics and colours you can find – and they really do pop from the quilt.

Have fun making this one – Don’t forget to post your results in the whipup flickr pool – under the tag “Whip up mini quilts”.

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