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”.
Each 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 – 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 the second week I showed you how to make my Shibori Sampler. the third week was Crazy Cats – the pattern, instructions and templates for this quilt is available online from the Chronicle Website. And last week I showed you my version of Boo Davis’s‘Two heads are better than one‘
This week its Alexandra Rasmussen’s Blattwerk quilt which I made into a pillow.
There was an error in the instructions which neglected to mention the need to flip the template, so I have explained here how to make the leaves. [Corrections can be found here]
1. To make these leaf motifs you will make five 8×20 inch strip pieced blocks. You can make these strips from any width pieces – recommended is 2inch wide strips and 20 inch long. You will then place your traced template on one side of the strip pieced block and trace and cut it out – then flip the template and cut the opposite shape on the other side of the pieced block of fabric.
2. Then cut the motifs in half lengthwise – point to point – and mix and match the two opposite sides to make your leaf shapes. These are then raw edge appliqued onto your quilt top. At this point I used a little basting spray to hold them in place while stitching. Alexander also recommends using light interfacing on the wrong side of the leaf motifs to stabilise them while sewing and you might also need fray check if you are using fabric that frays excessively.
Have fun making this one – Don’t forget to post your results in the whipup flickr pool – under the tag “Whip up mini quilts”.