whip up mini quilts: quilt-along

by kath_red on 13/08/2010

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”.

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

To see all the quilts featured so far – here is the mini quilts archives

This week I am showing you Lizette Greco’s T-R-E-G-R map. This imaginative mini-quilt is based upon a real 6 year old pirate’s map. Here is my not-yet finished version – I have yet to add in the text.

This quilt is so easily adapted to your own (or your kid’s) design – let your child help and give suggestions and draw little pirate motifs that you can use to personalise this quilt for your own little pirate adventurer.

Below you can see a detail of Lizette’s original 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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1 Lindsay August 13, 2010 at 7:56 am

Oh my – what a fab idea to have a treasure map quilt! My son would go nuts for this (he is currently wanting to watch Peter Pan on a daily basis at the moment). Great to have something for the boys (though there’s probably quite a few girls that would love this too). Would also make a great idea for a duvet cover. Hmmmmm *starts planning next project*.


2 Tammy August 15, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I just got this book this past weekend and this is one of the first quilts I’m going to work on, it’s adorable! My girls and I have nicknames for all the places we take walks on around our neighborhood, so I’m going to go with that design. I’m so excited to work on this!


3 Basil Hummingbird August 15, 2010 at 1:48 pm

Cute! (Craftzine linked me)


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