whip up mini quilts: 6 books to give away

by kath_red on 20/08/2010

in Features, Whip Up Mini Quilts

Did you enjoy the Whip Up Mini quilts mini quilt-along the past few weeks? Very excited to announce that I have SIX books to giveaway to Whip Up readers. So leave a comment here telling us about your quilting adventures. You have until 25 August to enter. All done – comments are now closed – thank you all for entering – winners will be selected and notified in next 24 hours. Congratulations to Sandra, Maeve, Patti, Queenie, Christina and Lena – you have all been contacted via email.

Here are just a few of the quilts from the book – which is your favourite?

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1 Jodie August 20, 2010 at 4:40 am

well my quilting adventures are yet to begin. I plan to do a class very soon as I have spoken to mum about collaborating on quilting projects for all my nieces. (there are no nephews)
My husbands aunt and cousin gave me a quilt when my eldest daughter was born and i really cherish it.
I would like to do the same for our girls.
I can’t go past that butterfly in the garden, its gorgeous!

2 mooncalf August 20, 2010 at 4:48 am

my quilting adventures so far have been small. Last weekend and the weekend before I went to a patchwork and quilting workshop in my home town. my brand new walking foot has just been delivered and is sitting on my office desk right now. At 5pm today I’m going to dash home from work and all my quilting adventures will begin!

3 Maureen August 20, 2010 at 5:01 am

I love the first one. It’s so fruity:)

4 triesti August 20, 2010 at 5:17 am

Actually, my mom does the quilting. I look for the pattern. She used to volunteer teaching quilting at the women correctional institution in Indonesia. we love the ‘a little birdie’ one.. and would love to give it a try. it’ll be fab to win the book.

5 Carolien August 20, 2010 at 5:30 am

My favourite quilt is defenitely the one with the flowers, so cute. I’ve made a blanket for the dolls of my daughters made of 6 log cabins. And I’ve got a pile of log cabins waiting to become a blanket for the girls.

6 Carmutxa August 20, 2010 at 5:57 am

I haven’t made a quilt, but I love quilts! I like quilts since I was a girl and I saw western films. I want to make my first quilt soon.

7 Maggie August 20, 2010 at 5:58 am

I’ve got two unfinished quilts on the go at the moment, one I’m hoping to finish in 4 weeks time before our baby arrives and the other… before winter next year…
I love the first quilt and the skulls are pretty awesome.

8 ang August 20, 2010 at 6:01 am

OH my gosh that first circle tears at my heart..beauty. i’d love this book….i’m making two quilts at the moment.x th

9 Kristy August 20, 2010 at 6:11 am

I had a great time making the free pattern from the site and would love a copy of the book.

I started quilting just over a year ago when I made a quilt for a friends baby and have not been able to stop since!

10 Mary August 20, 2010 at 6:49 am

After being advised by an experienced quilter to start with a cushion cover, my first effort was a queen size quilt. So far my second quilt has taken 7 years but it’s almost finished. I love the idea of a small project now!

11 Angela August 20, 2010 at 7:06 am

I love making quilts. This spring I finished up two baseball quilts for my nephews and this winter I plan to make two denim/camo quilts for my boys. I just started making quilts about 3 years ago and I think as of today have finished 7 of them and have 4 in various staged of getting done or ideas.

12 Thouraya August 20, 2010 at 7:08 am

The three MY’S

My favourite is the second from the top…love the sillouette.

My quilting adventures have been on the mini scale…most recently a quilted pillow top with Saffron Craig fabric.

My next project to tackle is a quilted Santa sack for my most recent addition – my darling Clementine

13 Mad About Pink August 20, 2010 at 7:40 am

I’m starting 4 cushion covers but I’m still very bad at it.
I guess that I need to practice a lot more but it’s so relaxing making them!

14 Lena August 20, 2010 at 7:42 am

Until now I have finished only three quilts, but I would love to make more! Maybe if I had more time …
I love these little works of art!

15 Stella August 20, 2010 at 7:47 am

Wow that first picture of the quilt with the circles is stunning, but I cannot for the life of me figure out what’s going on there.

16 Kirsty August 20, 2010 at 7:51 am

I haven’t made a quilt but I really want to one day! My favourite quilts so far are from ‘Don’t Look Now’. I would love to make one of her quilts.

17 Mirja Marshall August 20, 2010 at 8:01 am

I have only completed one quilt so far, but decided to take on the adventure of a full size hand applique – I am loving it!

18 Christine August 20, 2010 at 8:07 am

This book looks great. I love the little birdie quilt. I mostly make wall hangings and baby quilts. I just finished a wall hanging and I am about to start a baby quilt. I have made one mini quilt. It was a boring charm square doll quilt. I would really like to try some of the quilts in this book.

19 Carla August 20, 2010 at 8:19 am

I made one quilt years ago and it was a struggle- I am a knitter now- much easier to rip out yarn- However I really want to give it another go!

20 Bonney August 20, 2010 at 8:23 am

I love small quilts. I find them so relaxing to work on and the end is never far away. I love the flowered quilt in your pictures but that one with the horse tucking into a pocket looks adorable!

21 Sally August 20, 2010 at 8:32 am

I’ve been quilting for many years; baby and wall (mini) quilts are my favorite projects. Your book is such an inspiration to me!

22 jenmeister August 20, 2010 at 8:36 am

I’m about to embark on my first quilt… would love to have a few smaller projects to play with first, though!

23 Kelly August 20, 2010 at 8:52 am

I just finished a mini quilt with selvages (my fifth official, finished quilt!) and have about three lap quilts plus a baby quilt lined up on the to-do list. I’m still learning lots and it’s been really wonderful having resources like your blog to turn to for inspiration. I love the first quilt you have pictured here — I’m starting to get really interested in textures and more hand-stitched touches and would like to try them soon!

24 bess August 20, 2010 at 8:58 am

i LOVE quilts!! but, um, have a bit of a short attention span, so quilted totes and small quilts are totally up my alley. :) LOVE those concentric circles!

25 Melissa M August 20, 2010 at 9:06 am

I resisted learning to make quilts for years…why??? They’re so wonderful to make! I’m an instant gratification kinda girl, so mini quilts seem like a very good idea :)

26 Zorianna August 20, 2010 at 9:12 am

The powerlines quilt from the book is my fav! I love the mix of technology and quilting : )

The skulls are fun too though.

27 Zorianna August 20, 2010 at 9:13 am

Actually, i love the powerlines quilt so much that it inspired me to try out my first quilt project this summer. so far, so good!

28 Laura August 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

My grandmother taught me patchwork one winter and I loved it! It’s pretty special to have a skill handed down like that. I’m making a few blocks here and there, and I plan to put them together eventually into a quilt for our king size bed. It may take a while!

29 Monique August 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

I learned how to do simple quilting with my Grandmother. Everytime my brother and I would complain we were bored, she would set us up in the sewing room and we would sew squares together. Now that she is gone, quilting is something that makes me feel closer to her. She spent the past 20 years sewing quilts for refugees in Africa. She sewed over 100 scrap quilts in the 3 years before she passed. It showed me that crafting can do a lot of good in the world.

30 Amy August 20, 2010 at 9:23 am

My first quilt is a mini/doll quilt. Just squares. I started by hand sewing, then I switched to machine. It’s kind of a frankenstein quilt when you look closely, but for my daughters, it’s just a doll quilt and I am proud of it every time I see it. Now I have one large sized quilt (tied, not stitch quilted) and two more in the works for my girls’ beds. It’s slow going, but so worth it!

31 Megan August 20, 2010 at 9:43 am

I first learned how to quilt my junior year in college. I signed up for a quilting class at the local quilt shop and it was a blast! I remember staying up into the wee hours of the morning in order to finish my quilting homework, just like I would for my college classes (I had very poor time-management skills back then!). Still, I absolutely loved it! I ended up taking three classes total. Now that I’m in grad school I have very little time for the grand project of a large quilt (I’ve been working on one quilt for over a year-yikes!) but meanwhile, I’ve become really interested in mini quilts which are much more manageable but offer the same creative outlet.

32 Carrie August 20, 2010 at 9:44 am

Love to quilt! Big or small. Wish I had more time for it.

I think my fave quilts I have made are those made from all the bridesmaid dresses my friends and I collected over the years. The fabrics make them gorgeous! ;) It’s a great way to enjoy the dresses you’ll never wear again LOL

I love that first photo with the layered circles, beautiful.

33 Odessa August 20, 2010 at 9:49 am

I have this baby clothes quilt for my first son that I really need to get around to finishing one of these days. My sewing machine broke while I was working on it, and I’ve since gotten a new one.
I love those skull mini-quilts! The bold lines and colours!!!

34 dot highter August 20, 2010 at 9:53 am

Have sewn all my life but just began quilting upon retiring 3 years ago—have made 1 queen-size quilt for my daughter and now focus on mini-quilts and lapquilts as the largest I do. Love mini-quilting as it utilizes all my small bits & pieces. Would love a copy of your book which I have on my wish list.
WhipUp is part of my daily reading and I thank you for all you bring to us.

35 Shayna August 20, 2010 at 9:58 am

I made a very, very small quilt for my baby doll years ago. And I have great ambitions to make a “real” quilt one day. I think my favorite quilt from above is picture #2. I love the embroidery, doily, and contrast of material. Beautifully unique! And I would love to win a copy of the book.

36 Sherri Gambill August 20, 2010 at 10:01 am

Oh, I like all of them, but especially the flower applique and the last one that resembles one I have done. I am currently finishing a T-shirt quilt as a surprise for my daughter. I have made quilts for 3 of our 8 grandchildren, so many more quilts are in my future!

37 Jeni August 20, 2010 at 10:02 am

Wow, really love that top one ! :)

38 Mimi August 20, 2010 at 10:15 am

I have always loved fabric and quilting, right now I have been making small projects like table runners and wall hangings. Thanks for the chance!

39 Jillian August 20, 2010 at 10:16 am

I feel kind of stymied in my quilting attempts. While I would love to finish one, I get stuck early on – twice at the fabric selection stage! – and so now I have a handful of mismatched squares (some not so very square) and no quilt. Actually, I’m a bit intimidated by the financial investment of the whole thing – all that special equipment, not to mention the cost of good batting. It gives me a sad.

40 Sonya missbossypants August 20, 2010 at 10:22 am

I’ve only made rag quilts thus far, but am planning a quilt as a wedding gift for my mom this fall. I am completely smitten with the flower garden mini quilt in the book – it would look great in my daughter’s room!

41 gigi August 20, 2010 at 10:23 am

oh the very first one w/ the circles is so gorgeous! what a work of art!

& my quilting adventures are in the beginning stage. the very very beginning stage of dying to try but not knowing where to start. :) i’ve done some tea cozies & journal covers & such, still trying to work up the courage to do an actual quilt.
have a great weekend!

42 Shana August 20, 2010 at 10:24 am

I’ve been sewing quilts since high school, and just this year tried machine quilting for the first time. I don’t have the patience to hand quilt a large quilt, but I think I might give it a try on one of these small ones!

43 RachelM August 20, 2010 at 10:26 am

I made my very first quilt in June just before my son was born. It’s a little wonky here and there, but very much loved! :)

44 Tong August 20, 2010 at 10:26 am

Oooo, I love that concentric circles quilt, so pretty and so clever! The circus horsie is adorable too!! I’m just approaching the 1 year mark since I first started sewing, what a year it had been (just look at my sewing room today and see the over flowing fabric stash)!

45 Jackie August 20, 2010 at 10:32 am

I’ve never made a quilt before, but I’m so excited to move to a bigger apartment so I have room for all my stuff and can actually sew!

46 jessica August 20, 2010 at 11:22 am

Love the circles quilt! Haven’t tried quilting yet, just a few small sewing adventures, before I embark on quilting!

47 Micki August 20, 2010 at 11:30 am

I love that pirate map! It is so cute! I don’t have kids yet…but I’ll be making that for them when I do! I hope I win!

48 Sarah :: greenclogs August 20, 2010 at 11:31 am

I have to sa that the top one is my favorite. I’m getting ready to to my first free motion project and I think I’ll practice on a small wall quilt before tackling the big one for the baby. I hope it turns out even half as beautiful.

49 Julie August 20, 2010 at 11:33 am

My quilting experiences are far fewer than I wish they were. I have wanted to learn to quilt seriously for awhile now but was too overwhelmed by the big stuff. These mini quilts seem the perfect place to “dive in” and get things….quilted!!

50 Amy R August 20, 2010 at 11:39 am

Each quilt is so very different yet appeals to me. I am constantly drawn tho to the appliqued wall quilt. So crisp. So cheerful.

51 Anna August 20, 2010 at 11:51 am

I have recently acquired a ton of fabric and i’m now working on my very first quilt. It’s a slow progress, but I’m hoping to have it done in time to give it to my mom for a holiday present.

52 Sandra :) August 20, 2010 at 12:08 pm

My most recent quilting adventure – my sister’s birthday is today (Happy Birthday, Sherry!) so I made her a baby quilt … except she doesn’t get to keep it – it’s a donation quilt for Project Linus, and will be donated in both of our names (she doesn’t sew, lol) :) I made her a little zipper bag featuring one of the blocks from the quilt, in the same fabrics, so she could see in person what the quilt looks like :)

Thank you for a lovely giveaway!

53 Gill August 20, 2010 at 12:09 pm

Just come back from a workshop on Hawaiian quilting so I’ve got a wallhanging to finish!
I love the first quilt with the multi circles!

54 nikki August 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm

I’ve really enjoyed getting into quilting the last few years and doll quilts (including the doll quilt swaps organized through flickr) have been loads of fun.

55 Shanna August 20, 2010 at 12:48 pm

I have just started 3 lap quilts for christmas gifts. They are lots of fun. I would love to own one of the books.

56 Cinnamon August 20, 2010 at 12:52 pm

I don’t quilt yet, but seeing all the very doable looking projects in your book, I’m anxious to give it a try. The idea of getting to play with fabric color and making up combination sound awesome.

57 Diane August 20, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I have been fondling this book at our local B&N. All the quilts are gorgeous! Right now I am working on a fleece animal print quilt (!) as a gift.

58 karen August 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm

oh i love them all!! nut my favorite is the third one down. i haven’t managed a quilt yet but i am really dreaming of making one!

59 Sarah August 20, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I like that first one a lot.
Just finished a baby quilt and starting on a mini for Doll Quilt Swap 9 on Flickr.

60 MelodyJ August 20, 2010 at 2:08 pm

I haven’t had a quilting adventure yet. Looking at the picttures of these quilts really makes me want to jump in.


61 TC August 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm

Love the 3rd one, “A Little Birdie.”
I participated in some mini quilt swaps last spring, and it was so much fun to try new techniques on a small scale, and to receive some fabulous works of art! My most unusual piece was a pirate map mini quilt that was backed with faux leather and which rolled up like a scroll. :)

62 Wendy P August 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm

I just finished my first quilt thanks to the inspiration in my new Whip Up Quilts book. It was actually a baby quilt for my cousin’s shower last weekend and she LOVED it. Her shower was sparsely attended and her mother wasn’t even there because of unfortunate family drama. She didn’t get a whole lot of what she needed, including her bedding set. She got a couple crib sheets and my quilt matched so perfectly! She got a little teary-eyed, too. I was so glad that I could make her a sentimental heirloom during such a tough time :)

63 Paige August 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm

As for quilting, I haven’t done anything besides simple strips and squares, but they sure were fun to put together! I’m just loving that first image – amazing!

64 Alison August 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

I want to start a quilting group with mini quilts; this would be perfect as a guide!

65 Cindy August 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm

I haven’t quilted for years but I’m so charmed by your mini-quilt ideas that I’m ready to start up again. I would love a copy of the book to keep me inspired.

66 Amanda August 20, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Although I’m *planning* a large quilt (aren’t we all?) the little quilts that I make for dollies, play kitchen potholders, and baby cushions are so appreciated around here that I hate to switch off to something more ambitious. They’re also a nice way to get an idea out and played with before it disappears!

67 mallory August 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm

I have only made patchwork quilts in the past, I would love to make something more artistic. I love to make quilts, my biggest problem is that I have a hard time selling them or giving them away, I started quilting three years ago and so far we have six quilts, I’ve given away about twenty! And I haven’t sold any! Its so hard to give up all that hard work to a stranger!

68 Emily F August 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm

my goal is to make my first ever machine-quilted quilt by the end of the year!

69 becca August 20, 2010 at 3:36 pm

i have sucessfully completed a crib size quilt (which the giftee wants turned into a twin!) and a doll quilt- otherwise, scrappy coasters and a neglected stash to make a cowboy quilt for a nephew – for now, those circles up top are mesmerizing!

70 Matilda August 20, 2010 at 3:38 pm

My only attempt at quilting so far was a 3×3 square pocket on a book bag I made in school. I would love to know more.
My favorite quilt in the pictures above is the one with the flowers. It’s so happy.

71 Angela August 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I love the idea of creating quilts that function as artwork – what a charming and meaningful way to decorate your home!

72 Paula L. August 20, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I’m currently cutting the fabric to make my first quilt. It’s for my son’s bed, made from old shirts of my husband, in several shades of blue. Love the circles quilt in the first picture, it’s very cute!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

73 Jen August 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm

My quilting escapades come in two varieties: too ambitious and just right. I have 18 hand-pieced dresden plates that I fear will never reach a quilt top. I’ve moved them four times. But I’ve also completed several small quilts as gifts for special nephews and my son. My pride and joy is a Jack Johnson quilt I made for my nephew Graham with a train and a quote from his favorite song. The secret, I think, is planning.

74 Stephanie August 20, 2010 at 4:28 pm

Oh, I really hope I win one of these books. I’ll give it to my sister. She’s been unwell lately and I keep sending her links to your posts about the mini quilts. She loves them. Art and craft is really helping her, at the moment. I think her favourite is the skulls, since she’s a rock-chick at heart. I’m rather fond of the little old lady one with the doilies, myself :o)

75 Jennifer August 20, 2010 at 4:40 pm

I just completed my first quilt for my 18 month old son. He loves it! It was such a feeling of accomplishment to finish. I am so excited to continue on this quilting adventure!

76 Kari August 20, 2010 at 4:41 pm

My FAVORITE quilt pattern from the book is “A lttle birdie told me..” My daughter and I have been going through my stash- searching for the PERFECT fabric to use. I will post a picture of the finished product as soon as we have it done.
My daughter is 17 years old and I am so thrilled that she enjoys quilts/fabric at this age. Keeps her out of trouble!

77 Stacy Kirkbride August 20, 2010 at 5:06 pm

I have been a knitter almost my entire life. In the last year I purchased my first sewing machine and have been absolutely addicted to whipping project after project. I just finished my first “Crazy Nine Patch” quilt; along with some quilted cuff bracelets. I have really loved all the mini quilts displayed on this site and come here often for inspiration. I’m moving soon and hoping to do up my first mini quilt to hang in my new kitchen!

78 Debi Miller August 20, 2010 at 5:12 pm

facinating and inspiring! It is so grand to see talent come through fabric and thread. Though I don’t quilt, I see so many possibilties in this type of artistic expression. I think I may take up a new path and explore my inner passion for sewing. Thank you.

79 Sharonnz August 20, 2010 at 5:36 pm

I’m currently making a sampler quilt at patchwork classes at my local store. I am loving learning all the techniques and tricks. Would love to try to make each child a mini quilt…they rock!

80 Peggy Nunn August 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm

I have just started quilting and have not tried anything more than a pillow top. I would like to try one of these smaller quilts next. I hope I get a book to help me on my way.

81 Grace August 20, 2010 at 6:10 pm

I really like the circle one. I started making quilts a few years ago. I am currently working on a Pokey Little Puppy one to give to my nephew.

82 Ella August 20, 2010 at 6:15 pm

I’m still pretty much a beginner, having made one. I would so love to play with fabric and be more adventurous the second time out.

83 Staci Avison August 20, 2010 at 6:25 pm

My quilting adventures began with my first child and my love of the medium has only grown from that first baby quilt. My primary inspiration is my mother-in-law, a fiber artist who has professionally done large liturgical projects. Retired now, she is enjoying working on small scale, very personal projects. Mini-quilts is right up her alley and the idea of this small scale work is SO freeing! It allows for quick, fluid expression in a way so different from large-scale projects, where internal structure is so very important and planning is everything.

84 Eva Fernandez August 20, 2010 at 6:47 pm

I will attend quilting classes on September for the first time ever! I know how to sew as my mother taught me when I was a girl, but never thought about paatchwork and quilting till now that I’ve seen on the internet so many beautiful quilts.

85 Beth S. August 20, 2010 at 6:52 pm

I’ve made many baby quilts over the years but my favorites are 2 lap quilts that I made before I was married. Now, I watch my children curl up in those quilts – I couldn’t have imagined that when I was making them! I love quilts and I love making them.

86 Karen L. August 20, 2010 at 7:56 pm

I love the horse and the flower/butterfly quilts!!! The horse one has given me some ideas for gifts for my grandsons. It’s easier to find things to make for granddaughters but grandsons …. not so much. Thanks for doing the giveaway also. Fingers crossed!!!

87 Marcia W. August 20, 2010 at 8:00 pm

My favorite quilts above are little birdie followed by two heads and concentric circles. I just pieced a lap quilt from leftover blocks and want to learn how to machine quilt (though without the proper equipment). Fear that the quilt is much too large for this quilting adventure. The mini quilts would be much easier to learn upon, and so hope to win one of the 6 books that you are graciously offering as giveaway prizes. Thanks.

88 Theresa August 20, 2010 at 8:46 pm

I would love to win this book, I make baby quilts and quilted bags. This would be ideal to have and get ideas from. I want to start making mini quilts to hang on the wall.

89 Elizabeth August 20, 2010 at 9:03 pm

After a disaster with a quilted heating pad cover a few months ago, I’m currently two weeks in to a four week quilting class. If all goes well with the binding next week, I may just have the motivation to make something new!

90 Lindsay August 20, 2010 at 9:14 pm

i can’t wait for my quilting adventures to begin! I’ve been lurking for ideas for a first quilt that is fun yet modern, and I’m STOKED about what I’ve found so far. My favourite has got to be the mini duo of granny & the teacup – it makes such lovely wall art!


91 Jenny August 20, 2010 at 9:29 pm

I finally finished the quilt for my bed {the first and last king size I will ever make} and I have been collected XL flannel shirts for my next quilt for my son’s room. Sad to pack the dinosaur quilt I made him in the attic but he’s getting older…

92 tara August 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm

i love the circles and the little horse one is pretty cute. i don’t think there is a “bad” one.

93 Mindy August 20, 2010 at 10:50 pm

So many ideas, but where to start? I made my first lap quilt top from a pattern last week. I’d love to try a free style mini quilt, I just have a hard time narrowing my mind to one idea and diving in….hopefully soon!

94 Sherri I August 21, 2010 at 12:29 am

My quilting adventures took place in what seems to be a long, long time ago, back in the days of freedom from “corporate” work life. Then my husband “retired”. Oh, I do love him, but I returned to the “corporate” world. While blessed to be able to return to the field I am in, I do not have a lot of time for quilting, at the moment. But your book could be, no would be, just the inspirtion to carve out a little time to find my way back into a fantastic new quilting adventure!

95 Kelsey August 21, 2010 at 12:29 am

Ahh, I’ve seen these– especially the skull quilts– floating around the internet, I was wondering where they were from!

I’m no quilter…but I did recently come to possess quite the sewing machine, ahhaha. Its on my to-do list.

96 Melissa August 21, 2010 at 12:52 am

Oh my gosh! This is just the book for me. I am so busy crafting for a living that it has become really difficult to indulge myself in building my quilting skills. I made a quilted banner for my booth when I do craft shows, but that’s as far as I’ve gotten. I’d love to dig further into this art!

97 barbara August 21, 2010 at 2:28 am

Right now I am repairing the antique quilt that a friend found in her grandma’s things. Some of it isn’t really savalgeable so we are turning it into the centerpieces of 3 miniquilts. It’s my first attempt at something like this, so I hope it comes out!

98 Michelle August 21, 2010 at 2:49 am

I just love Kellie’s style, so the Little Birdies quilt is my hands down favorite. But all the quilts in the book interest me, I can see myself making many variations of them all!

99 sy August 21, 2010 at 2:58 am

my quilting advanture so far is some coasters, i’d like to make some mini quilts next, i got my eyes on the powerline quilt in the book.
songyueyu at gmail

100 Kim August 21, 2010 at 3:02 am

I’m a new quilter and I would love this! I haven’t completed a quilt yet, I’m still teaching myself how to stitch. I’ve only done 4 squares but I’m really enjoying quilting and all the beautiful things I can make one day. I love all the quilts above but if I had to choose I’d say the beautiful quilt with the flowers!

101 stefania August 21, 2010 at 4:59 am

i love quilt and i want make quilt everyday….beautiful book

102 jenny August 21, 2010 at 5:08 am

I’ve been practicing with my new walking foot attachment, and darning foot (machine quilting). Love the projects in this book. :-)

103 m.e (cathie) August 21, 2010 at 5:58 am

I am new to this and want to start a quilt for my daughter & have been researching online like crazy!!
can’t wait to begin.

104 Heather K August 21, 2010 at 6:50 am

The appliqued flowers – love. I can piece the heck out of anything, but applique, not so much. I admire the work that went into it!

105 m @ rambling musings August 21, 2010 at 7:55 am

my first quilt (back in 8th grade) was a bear claw 9 patch and is still used frequently when we watch TV, over 10 years later

106 Wendy August 21, 2010 at 8:27 am

I’m currently sewing the binding on a lap size quilt as a donation quilt for my quilt guild. Trying to get some ideas for a quilt to make my brother-in-law who just found out his cancer has returned. Maybe one of these mini quilts would be a good idea. My personal favorite is the one called “A Little Birdie” (a bit “girlie” for him but I like it).

107 Ashley at Bosssanders.com August 21, 2010 at 8:46 am

My favorite is the one with the circles! I’m brand new to quilting and would LOVE to have this book to help me along (for inspiration! Thanks for the giveaway!

108 Kelly Darke August 21, 2010 at 9:00 am

those concentric circles are beautiful! I’m still beginning my quilting adventures but so far enjoy crazy quilt style tops – although finishing has been a challenge.

109 Martha August 21, 2010 at 9:06 am

I am currently working on a quilt based on the book “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” by Eric Carle. These quilts look absolutely yummy !!!

110 Lucia August 21, 2010 at 9:17 am

Hi! I love the first one and the one with the flowers.I learning quilting now and I really hope one day i could make things like this!!

111 Sassy August 21, 2010 at 9:51 am

I LOVE the one with all the flowers and butterflies…. I am a newbie to quilting and these look more like the size for a beginner. Thanks for the chance!

112 Patti Portenier August 21, 2010 at 10:28 am

I Love the one w/ the horse in the pocket and the flowers. And the Circles. It is hard to pick a favorite. I see or do quilting and I think of My Grandma. She made every Child and grandchild and even great grandchild a quilt. I helped her and had so much fun. She ended up getting altizimers before she made mine. I was Heart Broken. I told her to make mine last. But Never got it. Still Breaks my heart. I would LOVE this book. Thank You for all that U do.

113 Kathy August 21, 2010 at 10:39 am

I love the applique one, which by the way – I am not one who does applique! The quilts I have seen from the book write ups though are all inspiring in different ways. What a great way to look and learn from multiple designers!

114 Deserae Fiedler August 21, 2010 at 10:40 am

So far I have made three quilts one for each of my two nephews and my niece! :)

115 kate c. August 21, 2010 at 10:41 am

Just beginning to quilt – ordered fabric this week for sofa pillows. Thought that I should start with something manageable, especially with a two-month old. Typing with one hand and nursing her at this very moment. Thanks!

116 Melinda Wilson August 21, 2010 at 10:46 am

Well my quilting has consisted of very simple baby quilts for family.

117 Jean August 21, 2010 at 10:56 am

I love the flower garden. It makes me happy so would put in my sewing room as fast as I could get it done. Would love this book if I don’t win I will be buying so please let me win so I have more money for fabric.

118 Catie August 21, 2010 at 11:02 am

Hi there
The quilts are great – I love the one witht he pocket for the pony :)
I am a quilter in progress. I have just finished piecing a charm square quilt.
Thanks for the opportunity to win and to grow in the quilting process.

119 Mary August 21, 2010 at 11:04 am

Right now I’m working on a quilted crib bumper for my baby girl. I love the circles within the circles mini quilt- would look great in the baby girl’s room!

120 Billie Kretzschmar August 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

I’m great at completing blocks…..grin. Not as good completing the top, and less “good” (bad grammar) at quilting the quilt.

Annnnnnnnndddddddd I love giveaways. My favorite picture here is the flowers on the white background.


121 janjan August 21, 2010 at 11:25 am

I’ve actually never made a successful quilt before – so I’m hoping to begin with this book! I love that layered rose in that first photo: lovely.

122 Sherry Jagels August 21, 2010 at 11:30 am

I would love, love love to win this book. i want to make mini quilts, made all the bed quilts we need. what a great book. thanks for the opportunity!

123 DebbieKL August 21, 2010 at 11:36 am

Just this week I finished up my first quilt! It’s a twin sized for my son – I started it probably 1.5 years ago, so I’m super excited it’s done and happy my first quilt was for him! I’d love to check out Mini Quilts to help me plan my next project!

124 Julia August 21, 2010 at 11:44 am

I’m just about to embark on a very large quilting adventur as 5 ladies I love so have either just had babies or are expecting…all those little ones will NEED a quilt of thier own, of course!
I think I’d like to try the concetric circles…I’m just itching to make a circle quitl!OR THE SKULLS! how cool. I looove all the quilts I’ve seen from this book! (oh, so hoping my # comes up!!)

125 Amanda August 21, 2010 at 11:45 am

My quilt adventures are pretty short. I have just started. I am almost done my first quilt. One for my daughters toddler bed. I’m anxious to finish it and get started on another one. There is so much inspiration out there and beautiful patterns. I love the flower and butterfly applique quilt shown. I would love to make that one.

126 doris lassen August 21, 2010 at 11:48 am

Faz tempo tenho uma lista de coisas há fazer, quilt é uma delas. Com esse livro tenho certeza de que esse projeto vai ser adiantado. Gostei do floral, é lindo como a própria natureza. Parabéns.

127 Shawna August 21, 2010 at 11:58 am

I have not yet made a quilt, but I really do want to learn how. My grandmother passed away last year, and I treasure the memories of “helping” her with her quilting as a little girl. I can remember watching her piece her quilts, and always enjoyed just sitting with her as she worked. So I would like to be able to make quilts myself. I have started on one, and am almost finished with my first block! It’s a tedious process, especially since I’m trying to figure it out pretty much alone, but it’s something I really want to do so I’m going for it! Oh, and my favorite quilt is the one with the flowers and butterfly! So pretty!

128 Lisa Jones August 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I have had many quilting adventures, but lately I’ve been crocheting. BUT, I have a baby quilt to start working on pronto and quite a few tops that need to be quilted. I’d love the miniatures book as they intrigue me.

129 Vicky August 21, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I started on my first quilt today, I can’t wait to finish it so I can start another one. I think the book will provide me with lots of inspiration.

130 joyce August 21, 2010 at 12:04 pm

I finished a quilt that a good friend had passed on to me to finish for her before she died. She had hand pieced the blocks and had been working on it for a number of years but had not had a chance to put it together. I donated the quilt to a children’s home for a raffle they were having. There were enough blocks left to also make a pillow that I sent with it.

131 Rachel Linquist August 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm

I sew mainly dolls and toys, but I have long loved quilts and am accumulating quite a collection of thrift store handmade quilts. I am so ready to dive into quilting but don’t really know where to start. I would love to give this book a try and begin the adventure! It looks like an amazing book.

132 Annie H August 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I’m really just beginning in my quilting adventures, scoping out projects I want to make, collecting pretty fabric. I love the quilts in this book, especially the one with the teacup and dentures!

133 mab August 21, 2010 at 12:21 pm

I just tackled free-motion quilting for the first time — and I’m no longer terrified! Now I’m ready to learn more funky techniques for quilting my designs.

Thanks for a chance to enter!

134 Linda F. August 21, 2010 at 12:32 pm

I think the circle quilt is my favorite…I will have to add some circles into my next quilt. I’ve made many quilts, traditional and not so traditional. The Whip Up mini quilts have been very inspirational!

135 Andrea Viets August 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm

My mother-in-law taught me to quilt many years ago. We enjoyed years and years of shopping for fabric and patterns, going to quilt shows, sewing, and laughing together before Alzheimer’s took her from me and our family. More than ever now, I treasure the quilts she made for us, the skills she taught me, and the memories she created that I hold so dear.

136 Mandy August 21, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I just started to sew and I have most of what I need to do my baby girl a quilt! I am excited to get started…but not before I finish my apron!

137 Minta Fung August 21, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I started quilting a few years ago. I think the Mini Quilts book would be of great help in planning new gifts for my family.

138 Carol L August 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE QUILTS and QUILTING! Especially mini-quilts! I’m always looking for new inspiration. This would be just perfect!

139 Erin August 21, 2010 at 1:02 pm

I’ve made 2 small quilts for my daughters and have many patterns I want to do. My library of quilting patterns and material is growing so I really need to start these projects soon. Love the flowers and butterflies applique.

140 Julie August 21, 2010 at 1:08 pm

I don’t have any quilting adventures as I don’t know how but I really want to learn!

141 Christinabean August 21, 2010 at 1:26 pm

I always have quilts on the go. I love machine quilting the tops and then hand-quilting the actual quilt. There is something so lovely about putting the hours of hard labour into a piece of work and then feeling the puckers after it has had it’s first wash. Please enter me in your contest. My fav is the flowers+butterfly quilt!

142 DeeAnn S August 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Quilting is one of the crafts I have yet to start. I have a very dear friend who is an avid quilter and she will be teaching me in the fall. Can’t wait to get started and the quilts in this book appear easy enough for the beginner, so I shouldn’t get to easily discouraged with my projects. Thanks.

143 Lyn Lewis August 21, 2010 at 1:39 pm

I adore the first circles, how have they done that?
But am also entranced by the flower border!
WOW! Please put my name in the draw, Id even be prepared to pay the postage, so your not out of pocket!
Its definately now on my Wish List!

144 Lyn Lewis August 21, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Sorry, forgot to say lol My quilting needs alot of work, but I love the piece-ing stages, guess most of us do lol
I am too hard on myself about my quilting stitches I think. I want and expect them to be as tiny as those of you who have quilted for years. But I will continue and one day my hand stitchng will equal, what my expectations aspire to!

145 Adri August 21, 2010 at 1:54 pm

My mom helped me make a baby quilt for a friend about 7 years ago — I’ve been quilting ever since. I am only now starting to get into the FMQ side of quilting. I really enjoy quilting but rarely get time to do sew as I am mom to 2 kids :) Perhaps mini-quilts are just what I need!

146 Aleksa August 21, 2010 at 1:56 pm

I love them all, but the granny duo touches my heart. It reminds me of so many older women in my neighbourhood, and reminds me of who I might be someday…

147 Lori August 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

After years of sewing apparel, I recently got stung by the quilting bee. The Little Birdie was one of the quilts that made me so excited to try quilting. What a story it tells!
Those circles are my next temptation!

148 Emily August 21, 2010 at 2:37 pm

I have no quilting experience yet, but this has certainly inspired me to do many great things!

149 Johanna August 21, 2010 at 2:53 pm

My quilting adventures started about tree years ago. First I just collected nice fabrics.
The first quilt I made was Little Bits (with an additional applique bird) from Last Minute Patchwork + Quilted Gifts. I mainly quilt in summertime, because then I have enough time to immerse in it.
In quilting I’m mostly inspired by the colors and forms.
My favorite from these above is the one with circles.

150 Susan Spiers August 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm

My quilting adventures are few! A Hanky Panky quilted completely by hand,(125 hankies collected over a number of years) & a Memory Quilt-Generations! (B & W baby pics surrounded by a border of machine quilting!) Quite an heirloom according to my daughter.

151 Tiffany Rosson August 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

I have yet to make a quilt, but I have inherited many along the way! I have an amazing quilt made from the oldest daughter’s baby clothes. I would like to learn to make one and use my step-daughter’s baby clothes, since no one has every done anything like that for her.

152 Holly August 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm

My love for quilting started as a child. My mom collected quilts and we used them throughout the house. She was friends with the Amish in our area and we loved the simplicity and striking designs of their quilts. I made my first quilt when I was pregnant with my first child. It was inspired by Monet’s Water Lilies. Since then I have many quilt tops, but haven’t finished them. I think mini quilts might be just the right solution for me!

153 Susan August 21, 2010 at 4:45 pm

I have two quilts as WIPs. One is cot size and the other slightly bigger but I still think too big. I need mini size to make it achievable as I get easily distracted :) I love the pirate mini quilt and so would my boys. Susan

154 Steff August 21, 2010 at 5:14 pm

What a joy it was to stumble upon this site! My quilting adventure began some 20 years ago. It was put on hold when I had my children, but I’m trying to get back on track and use up the stash that has accumulated throughout the years. I’m diving back in, slowly but surely, and mini quilts are a wonderful way to get myself re-aquainted with a craft that I’ve always loved. Thanks for inspiring us!

155 Fanny Cousin August 21, 2010 at 5:22 pm

I love
Blackbird at my Window … and Power-line Sky … and Jude Hill’s Imagine … and …and … ,everything in the book !
Will start with the Blackbird , as a gift for my daughter ;

156 Karen in Toronto August 21, 2010 at 5:25 pm

My favourite is the first, love the freehand circles. The pocket one is intriguing too. Thanks for sharing photos, looks like a great book! :)

157 Deb R August 21, 2010 at 5:28 pm

I’ve only been quilting for less than 3 years but have become hooked quite quickly! I’ve made 10 big quilts so far and three miniatures for my daughters dollies! I’d love to make more little ones as they’re so cute!

158 Linda D. August 21, 2010 at 5:34 pm

Just beginning with machine quilting! I have seen this book and it looks like a really neat one! Thanks for sharing,love,Linda

159 Christina Doucette August 21, 2010 at 5:49 pm

I love to quilt and do photography. However, quilting has been my love for a very long time now. I used to love fabric in the neutral muted shades, but lately, everything bright has been tickling my fancy. I love the quilts in this book and I can only hope to win it so that I may be able to refresh my inspiration. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

160 Emily August 21, 2010 at 6:16 pm

Ohh! That first one is the best!!!

I’ve only been quilting for about two years now, although I’ve been sewing for about 13…. I love making little projects that can hold my attention/are portable and easy to finish in a reasonable time. I like making the tiny pieced things too. The creativity of this book is great!

161 Sarah August 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm

I am new to sewing and would love to learn to quilt. I think a mini quilt would a good place to start. Thanks for the giveaway.

162 Kirstin Bailey August 21, 2010 at 6:55 pm

I have a lot of ideas at the moment and not a lot of time! Lol but i have a quilt going… I just do a bit at a time! This book looks great!

163 Michelle August 21, 2010 at 7:07 pm

So far I have two unfinished quilts that I need to finish. I have seen the Mini quilt book and love all the wonderful designs.

164 Christy August 21, 2010 at 7:32 pm

I fell into crafting and sewing a few years ago when I was looking for a job after school. I would send out a bunch of resumes during the day, and and at night I would sit around and stew and worry. After a trip to Hancock’s one afternoon with my mom, I realized that sewing would keep my mind busy. I bought a vintage Bernina off Craigslist and never looked back! Sewing is very therapeutic for me. I’ve collected a bunch of vintage quilt tops from estate sales and I’m hoping to learn more about quilting by finishing them off. My favorite quilts are ones with bright colors and unique pattens. I love the pink fabrics in the first quilt!!

165 Lara August 21, 2010 at 7:43 pm

My favorite is the one called “a little birdie.” I’ve always wanted to learn how to do something like that but it looks intimidating! As for my own quilting adventures, my grandmother left me all her quilting supplies even though I barely knew how to sew! For my first project I deconstructed the pretty bumper from my daughters crib bedding now that she is older and cut the pieces and made a mini-quilt out of it. I’m really proud of it but haven’t figured out what I’m going to do next just yet.

166 Sylvia August 21, 2010 at 7:46 pm

I tend to go big on the quilting–I’ve only made one small quilt so far. Love the little garden quilt above!

167 Jenny F August 21, 2010 at 7:57 pm

I’m not a quilter, but my mom is and I know she’d love a copy of the book! I love the garden quilt! Just gorgeous!

168 Jasmine Patrick August 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

My quilting adventure was my first quilted wall hanging, a bit of a disaster, as when hung up it leans to the side, but I am hanging it up so that I can see what went wrong, and also I call it when people point out the things I did wrong with it “individuality”, I would love to win a copy of this book, they all look terrific and not too large for a learner to attempt, Thanks

169 Robyn August 21, 2010 at 10:03 pm

About the most I’ve quilted are potholders and that’s only in straight lines, though one was crazy quilting and it took a bit of fenangling for the pieces to finish in the direction I wanted them! Being a horse owner I love the little horse in the pocket but I also like the arty looking ‘pointy’ quilts below it.

170 Grace August 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm

I’m an accidental mini-quilter. A johnny-come-lately who didn’t even know that was going on.

I graduated from a lovely art school with a degree in drawing and painting. Like a lot of kids in the neighborhood I had been embroidering since I was big enough to hold a needle.

In an artistic funk I followed up on a creative hunch – I started to embroider on my drawings.

One thing led to the next and soon I was piecing fabric, embroidering, adding beads, and embellishing with crochet. What seemed like a good day in the studio had a name and it wasn’t until my family and close friends pointed it out did I know what it was.


171 Nancy August 21, 2010 at 10:48 pm

My quilting adventures have been minor thus far, so this book would be a great way to ‘get going’. My biggest and best quilt project was one for our pastor who was leaving our church. I had everyone sign their name on a piece of muslin and made a special, mini signature quilt. He loved it!

172 nicole August 21, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Why do I need this book?

Because I have:
-3 finished quilt tops that need to be backed and quilted
-1 baby quilt i never got beyond cutting out for my daughter, who’s now 3 !!!
– 2 just need embellishment quilting pillow shames

Yup- large projects vex me near the end and I always get distracted! I love to make the tops, but hate the quilting!

173 dawn barnes August 22, 2010 at 12:14 am

a little birdie and the garden quilt. How delicious. Never made small things so this would be a challenge that I would love to get my teeth into. Ah, if only I could find my teeth!!

174 Jennifer August 22, 2010 at 12:58 am

I’m usually uninspired by the projects on offer from magazines and books but these ones look a bit different – the granny duo is great & unique! The quilt that I’ve made that I love the best was a queen bed quilt that sits on our bed now. It wasn’t made from a pattern but rather I just sewed random rectangles and squares together made from all sorts of fabric including left overs. Aim was to recycle plus also make a quilt that was like the very early ‘first’ quilts made to keep warm -no elaborate pieced patterns, leftovers & recycling.

175 Traci August 22, 2010 at 1:08 am

I love that quilt with the circles…so creative! My quilting ability is extremely limited at this point, but I find this so inspiring. I’ve saved some special baby clothes and t-shirts from my son that I am hoping to make into a quilt some day. Hopefully before he graduates high school ;-)

176 Meg August 22, 2010 at 2:10 am

My quilting adventure right now is trying to clear the dining table off so I can make two quilt sandwiches -one batik quilt and one made of thrifted Marimekko fabric, lots of yellows and lime greens.

177 aggie August 22, 2010 at 2:39 am

well i’ve been quilting for 15 years. not matter how hard i try i am always crooked. so i’ve become an adventurous crooked quilter. i love the way mini quilts are so forgiving and allow personal deficiencies to become a feature rather than a draw back. my favourite is the garden flowers one. i follow the amish womens’ maxim that only God can achieve perfection so they always leave a mistake in their quilts to remind them.

178 Bernadette August 22, 2010 at 3:08 am

I have only attempted baby quilts yet. Would love to get organised to make one for my bed. I really love the first quilt in the post, love the circles, never seen that before.

179 joannezipan August 22, 2010 at 4:25 am

I love the one with the little horse. I don’t have any quilting adventures, but my mother-in-law does and I hope she will make one like that for my baby one day! :)

180 Susan August 22, 2010 at 7:13 am

Sewing was never my cup of tea. But for some strange reason, I was drawn to quilts. I LOVED going to quilt shows and would drool over the lovely quilts on display, convinced I could never make one. A friend of mine, convinced me to take a class with her. I was the stupid one in the group….didn’t know how to thread the machine or fill a bobbin. What the heck is a selvage? I managed to slowly learn and now I’m addicted! I will never get tired from looking at quilt patterns!

181 Lauren August 22, 2010 at 8:29 am

ive only managed to make doll quilts because im afraid i wont finish a human sized quilt yet. but i love how quilts feel during the warmer days. the flower quilt is so nice!

182 Debbie August 22, 2010 at 8:50 am

It looks like lots of great projects for gift giving.
I really love the flowers and butterflies.


183 Desi August 22, 2010 at 8:52 am

My quilting journey began with years of denial and toffy-nosed scoffing at my mumma’s country cottage style crafty quilty mags. Not for me! I am an Artiste! Craft is for unsophisticated people with no artistic spark who think tissue boxes need covering! Wait … I kind of like that one with the triangles on it … if-not that I ever would, but if- I made a quilt, I wouldn’t HAVE to follow a pattern … ooooh, I like that fabric … okay, what the heck, I’ll try and make ONE, just so long as it’s established I’m NOT becoming my mother.
What can I say? I’ve been eating delicious quilt flavoured humble pie for about 5 years now. The ecstasy! The despair! The unpicking! The hours of housework gone unfinished! Yo ho ho and a cold cup of coffee, the quilter’s life for me!

PS Your horsey makes my heart sing

184 Laura Butts August 22, 2010 at 9:29 am

I love the circle quilt at the top. I am working on my first quilted pillow now! Thanks for the chance to win!

185 carmel August 22, 2010 at 10:48 am

im new in quilting with not much experiance but i sew for 7 years and i know that quilting is for me!
i would love to win your book

186 meg August 22, 2010 at 11:35 am

Hi, I’m fairly new to quilting and patchwork and cant wait to get stuck in to a project but have no idea where to start. I have just come back from The Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, England with a wicker basket full of fabric and a heart full of admiration and inspiration. I would love to get to the point where I could show one of mine there some day.

187 Maura August 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm

LOVE the flower and the color blocked quilt with the horse in the pocket! I have made two quilt tops, a mini and a toddler-size, just by fiddling around with fabric I love and gleaning little tips here and there, but haven’t been corageous enough to quilt them yet. Okay, I don’t really know how–but i”ll learn! Just saw this–it’s been a while since i was on Whip Up–and will be going back to read the tutorial. The book sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win it!

188 Kylie August 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm

I come from a family of quilters and learned from my great-grandmother. I’m in the middle of my first solo project- a full sized crown of thorns quilt. I would love this book, small projects are very rewarding since they finish up so fast.

189 Turtle August 22, 2010 at 3:49 pm

i love quilting but am currently fighting with my machine, a new machine may be soon to come. I have not made a mini quilt, my mother loves to do the mini ones and has a birthday sept 1st, she would love this!!!

190 Becky August 22, 2010 at 3:51 pm

My quilting adventures are few but I have really enjoyed the few I have made and the 2 I am currently working on. The more I read and do the more I learn and the more I appreciate the art of quilting!

Thanks for the chance to win!

191 maeve August 22, 2010 at 4:08 pm

I cannot select one project from the other (from the photos) as I like them all for different reasons. They are beautiful and colorful and fun! I’ve been experimenting with some wall quilts, and I’ve made some tote bags and 2 quilts to donate for charity. I enjoy combining fabrics and colors to see what looks best, that is my favorite part of the entire process. Of course, I enjoy seeing the finished product too!

192 karen604 August 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm

these are all great quilts. I favor the flowers, so simple and sweet.
I have been quilting forever and have the stash to show that I will be quilting forever more! I am always on the look out for new ideas.

193 Diane August 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm

I love the flower quilt and would really love to make something for my little girls new room. Would LOVE a copy of the book. Thanks!

194 funda August 22, 2010 at 7:34 pm

HI!from Turkey Bursa.I really amazed with your guılts because its so hard to find those kind of projects here.I start new to guıltıng but I think from now I will have so many adventures because I enjoy to doing it.All projects seems perfect that I can’t choose.Sorry for my english I think I forget,its been a long time I came back from USA.I hope you will send me the book.Thanks!

195 Dace August 22, 2010 at 7:35 pm

I have never made a quilt and I think that the Grasshopper in the garden is superlative.
The concentric circles looked impossible until I tried the pattern using a half circle of dispensable fabric, it does work!
I would love to win a copy of the book to give as a present to a special person.

196 Paula Stuplich August 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm

I have only been quilting for 10 months and I am HOOKED! So far I have made 3 quilts. Two are small wallhangings and one is a queen size.
I love the quilt with the flowers, but all the patterns are wonderful.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Paula from Wisconsin

197 Dace August 22, 2010 at 7:48 pm

I mean disposable fabric! What was I thinking!

198 electricbluebird August 22, 2010 at 9:08 pm

I will always be drawn to circles. They are so zen. My home is filled with them in various forms. I am picking the first one.

199 electricbluebird August 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm

As for my quilting adventures, they are non-existent. I am planning my first one and it was completely inspired by reading this blog!

200 Amy Cregar August 22, 2010 at 9:37 pm

I am a new quilter who has decided to make a quilt for each of my children’s first birthdays. I have one quilt done so far for my 21 month old that was given to her on her birthday. I am about to start my second quilt for baby boy Justin that has a simple sailboat pattern because his Daddy loves sailing. I am excited to make more, quilts and kids that is. :)

201 Tawnya August 22, 2010 at 9:42 pm

As much as I like them all, I think the layered circles is the most inspiring quilt to me. I love 3D textiles, so that is a favorite. My very first quilt was attempted about 15 years ago. I cut out about 100 3 or 4 inch squares after tracing around a cardboard square, and they were all different fabrics, just whatever I could get my hands on. So knits, cottons, denim, etc. I didn’t have a clue how to do anything, so I just started sewing them together into one really long strip, and after doing the second strip realized that when I sewed the two together not only did the corners not line up, but NOTHING was square, and the knit/cotton/misc. combinations of fabric were not successful in achieving any type of beauty even in it’s imperfection. That quilt was never finished beyond those two strips.

202 Kat August 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

I absolutely love quilting! I made my first quilt when I was 10 with my Grandma. I hadn’t quilted in a very long time until about 3 years ago I started getting into it again. Since then I have turned all of my college t-shirts into a simple lap quilt, and now I am working on a large Harley Davidson T-shirt quilt out of all my father in law’s HD tshirts from the past 20 years! I think the quilt will end up being a king size quilt easily… by far the largest one I have ever made and the most planning and research I have ever put into a quilt to make it worth my work! I love seeing new ideas to help inspire my creativity!

203 Carol August 22, 2010 at 10:27 pm

Love the little mini quilt with the stuffed animal in the pocket, I must try this one!! But I adore the delicate stitching on the quilt above it with the flowers and lacey butterfly! This is the first time I have seen your wonderful site and plan on visiting frequently.I love crafts and will certainly enjoy your newsletter. Thank you!

204 Tania August 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm

I am planning on making a quilt for a friend for his birthday. It would be my first – so I am researching. There are so many beautiful quilts to choose from – wish me luck.

205 Elise Hinkley August 22, 2010 at 11:25 pm

I have just finished my very first lap quilt – its taken me 2 years off and on but I’d set myself a goal of finishing it in Winter so I could actually make use of it. Working well so far. I’m about to start a 3 Little Pigs Quilt using a kit I bought from Amitie a couple of years ago. I love sewing but I’ve got so much to learn… I think mini quilts could be more achievable for me ;) Loving the garden scene.

206 bliss August 22, 2010 at 11:46 pm

I find mini quilts the perfect excuse to start a new project, a new WIP that is soon completed. You get to try all those new techniques without the laborious task of having to complete a large quilt, you get fairly instant satisfaction. You can sample those olor combinations you’ve always wanted to try and if you don’t like the end result there is always a little girls you know who needs a new quilt for her dolls bed.

207 Anna August 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm

As i am from Adelaide – i have to say the granny one with the market trolley is my fav! unconventional but still cool. those trolleys are highly sought after around here, Mum and Dad used to get us to stand in ours and be trundled around and am now able to do it with my little niece! Am a big fan of the quirky nature of your mini-quilts – hats off for making it a hobby that young people want to do too – not just middleaged ladies!!

208 CraftyMummy August 22, 2010 at 11:53 pm

Love the flowers and butterflies on the white background!

209 alice August 23, 2010 at 2:09 am

I check out whip up everyday to get inspiration. I have my first quilt in progress which is hand sewn hexagons. I just love to stare at all the quilts that lovely talentedd people do and one day I’ll be one of those talented people….Here’s hoping kid.

210 Queenie August 23, 2010 at 2:18 am

Hi, I am working mum with 2 kids, one boy, 8yrs old, one girl, 6 yrs old. I got my very own sewing machine a few weeks ago from Spotlight. We were so excited and used it for the very first time on Saturday. My 6 yr old daughter really want to learn sewing and would like to do some sewing on her own. Anyway, we went to Spotlight on Friday afternoon, and she chose the fabric so we could use the sewing machine to make a puppy dog together.

She did all the pattern drawing, (she is a little budding artist) and I used my rusty sewing skills (I last used a sewing machine was in High school, and it is more than 20 years ago)and we successfully made her very first puppy dog.

It would be fantastic to get a copy of the Whip up – Mini Quilts, so we could have more opportunities to use our sewing machine, and do some beautiful quilting together, which I have never ever done before.


211 handmadecreativity August 23, 2010 at 2:25 am

Hi… the first is very original… I love it!

212 craftytammie August 23, 2010 at 8:47 am

i’ve seen tidbits of this book online – i’d love to get my hands on a copy!

213 theretiredmama August 23, 2010 at 9:12 am

I have made 5 quilts in a span of 28 years. Raising children got in the way but now that they are grown I am ready to get back into the swing. My last quilt was for my 92 year old Daddy made from fabric from my Mothers clothing. She passed recently. Now I am starting a quilt for my first Grand Child.

214 Missy August 23, 2010 at 9:55 am

LOVELY quilts, especially the one with the flowers and butterfly!!

215 Nicole Maki August 23, 2010 at 10:37 am

Back in ’97 I made an Around the World Quilt. It was so much fun that I made a couple of Bargello quilts. Then one night as I was putting in the last few stitches on the binding our house burned down. I was so bummed about the waste of time – and impermanence of things – that I didn’t quilt again until a few months ago. Right now I’m working on a puff quilt for a baby and having a great time with it. I have no idea why I let so many years slip by without quilting.

Love the mini quilts – very inspiring.

216 Jessica August 23, 2010 at 12:26 pm

I haven’t started anything yet…only dreamed. :) I really want to make a quilt for each of my kids, but starting with a mini quilt would definitely be fun!!

217 Anne Marie August 23, 2010 at 2:16 pm

Boy do I need this book – I know only the basics and lack the confidence to try a full size quilt. These smaller projects are just what I need to overcome my fear and develop confidence. Thanks for the chance.

218 Penelope August 23, 2010 at 4:32 pm

Have been loving all the mini quilt stuff here – I started off with quilting then moved into paper arts – but I never got rid of my fabric stash, particularly the luscious fat quarter collection! Would love some inspiration to give me a quilting kick in the pants!

219 Jenny August 23, 2010 at 6:16 pm

My sewing friend and I made a night out of figuring out the cathedral window mini quilt. After a lot of sitting and staring at websites with contorted faces we figured it out and love our mini quilts! Thanks for providing an idea for a memorable night!

220 Celeste August 23, 2010 at 6:49 pm

I love the skull quilt – very modern and hip!

221 Vanessa August 23, 2010 at 9:10 pm

I love the garden quilt. It’s so simple and so pretty.

Although the little pony is way too cute :).

222 Dee August 24, 2010 at 12:42 am

I used to think quilting was for losers. I had all these images in my head of dodgy quilts from 80s craft books at my grans house. Well my dear Auntie proved me totally wrong when she gifted me with a log cabin quilt made of kimono fabrics she had bought in Japan. It was a present for the birth of my third kid. Stunning it was. I made my first quilt (a doll size one following a sew along) a few weeks later and have been hooked ever since. Thank you Whip up for your inspiration along the way!

223 auschick August 24, 2010 at 1:23 am

I haven’t done a whole lot of quilting, but now that i have a cute nephew I have been doing a bit! My favorite in your above pics is #1 and #3.

224 Kelly August 24, 2010 at 2:01 am

I am doing some wall hangings, nice and easy :) I love all the quilts above, so cool :)

225 Bridget August 24, 2010 at 2:38 am


Love quilting but too little time for it with three children hopping around. I’ve made for all of them a babyblanket and they still love it. I am using it in the airplane, car, maxi-cosi, in bed and all other places you can think about. Maybe I should call it life-blankets instead of quilts.

Anyway, love your circle-quilt. Gorgeous colours !!

Keep inspiring …..

226 Marieke August 24, 2010 at 2:41 am

I started quilting last fall. My mum gave me here old sewing-machine when she bought a new one & I totally fell in love with sewing. At first I made a few skirts, but when my dress-adventure ended up a failure I decided to make something else with my sewingmachine. At first I made a blanket for my baby-cousin in England & since then I’m hooked. I can’t stop in a quiltshop without buying anything. Everywhere I look I see ideas for new quilts I want to make. And even on vacation in France I could’t put away my quilt, where before I would just sit in the shade an read some books. A new adiction has been born!

I’m still doubting between the first and the third one. The first one would be totaly cool on one off the walls in the livingroom. The third one would be nice in the room we’re planning for our future baby. Either way, both quilts are great & I’d love to make them both!!!!

227 Martha August 24, 2010 at 4:37 am

The flowers are a beauty to behold. I do “shortcut” quilting and then not even. I like to decorate with quilted pieces I find…sometimes they are quilted pillowcases, or even just starter blocks. They are great focus pieces for sofas, dining tables, or coffeee table runners. Sometimes even throw pillows.
My best friend started quilting in classes and it has really refreshed her and got her out of a funk.I would really enjoy this book personally, but if it would be a help to my friend and her contnued therapy, I would pass it on to her…even let her teach me a thing or two from it.

228 Martha August 24, 2010 at 4:40 am

The flowers are profoundly beautiful. I use already-quilted pieces as accents on sofas, table runners and soemtimes turn them into pillows. My good friend has been quilting about a year now and it hashelped her get out of a funk. If I won the book, I would look through it and select a project my friend could teach me. This would help us both.

229 kris August 24, 2010 at 8:13 am

i’ve taken a quilting class, where we made a quilted table runner. now i keep collecting pretty fabrics. so far, that’s it!

230 stacy August 24, 2010 at 9:29 am

I love the floral quilt – it has such a fresh and springy feel!

231 Kathie L August 24, 2010 at 11:00 am

I’m probably the odd man out – I like the skull quilt. My daughter would love one – she was a biology major and has a skull on one of her dressers. Kathie L in Allentown

232 Carolyn W August 24, 2010 at 11:04 am

I can’t pick a favorite! They are all wonderful! Maybe I would start with the first one with circles, then the field of flowers, then maybe the one with the horse in the pocket. And I have a friend that I’m dying to make the skull one for! I’m so glad I discovered your website today!
CarolynW in Harvest, Al

233 LisaB August 24, 2010 at 11:10 am

That floral quilt is stunning (and I’m not usually a flowers girl). I have been wanting to learn to quilt for a long time and have put it off because I didn’t want to become consumed by yet another craft! But all these modern quilts I’ve seen lately are hard to resist!

234 KMF August 24, 2010 at 11:20 am

Love the second mini quilt from the top with the silhouette — I would love to learn how to do that!

My most recent quilting adventure was a red-work embroidery patchwork quilt that I put together with my mom. It was so much fun to do and a great memory maker!

235 sarah August 24, 2010 at 12:34 pm

i’ve just started to get into quilting – making a mini quilt would be the best way to start! i love that circle quilt in the first photo, totally right up my alley!

236 Sally Howard August 24, 2010 at 12:50 pm

My stash-only quilts tend to be more interesting than quilts that I purchase fabric specifically for–more spontaneous, color combinations that are a stretch. And they’re very fun to make!

237 Barb Eaton August 24, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I have a baby quilt I am making that is beautiful greens and blues, Just have to finish hand quilting a couple more stars and then bind it! It will go to it’s little boy at the end of September.

238 Lael August 24, 2010 at 1:14 pm

I’m in my first doll quilt swap! I hope my partner likes it!

239 Morgan August 24, 2010 at 1:21 pm

My quilting adventures have involved very very small pieces recently(quilted coasters and patchwork pincushions). I love small manageable projects that I can actually FINISH and that don’t languish half-done for too long. This is why I believe mini quilts are a brilliant idea! I love the concentric circles quilt.

240 JodyJ August 24, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Just started making some mini quilts myself and would LOVE this book for some tips and tricks!!!

241 Ruth Hill August 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm

I have not started quilting, but I would love to. It looks like this book could help me get started.

242 Cupboard Love August 24, 2010 at 2:36 pm

I’m a mini-quilter – I’ve never done a full sized quilt, but I love doing smaller projects like place mats or runners.

243 Tora August 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm

I’m just getting back into quilting after taking an early retirement and am in need of inspiration! Seeing all those beautiful mini quilts is just the answer…. and I love the free form quilting!!!

244 Margie August 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm

I love the concentric circles…. please, oh, please pick me!

245 Emma August 24, 2010 at 5:40 pm

My favorite is the first in the second picture! :)

I have some awesome fabrics right now and I’m excited about making small projects. YAY!

246 Adrienne August 24, 2010 at 7:10 pm

I love that Whip Up Mini Quilts reminds us that quilting adventures come in all shapes and sizes (not just twin, queen, and king size!) As of late my quilting adventures have included both a wedding quilt and a comfort quilt so working on a mini quilt sounds like great fun to me!

247 Nancy August 24, 2010 at 9:12 pm

I love to whip up something quick that looks great too. What a great bunch of ideas you present. I would LOVE to win one of the books. Thanks for the giveaway.

248 Kim Swisher August 24, 2010 at 9:54 pm

Hi! I love your blog & go to it often. You have some beautiful pieces.

I’m in a quilt group that has met now for 9 years, There are a maximum of 9 of us & we call ourselves the “Midnighters”. We quilt once a month from 10:00 am to midnight!! I get a lot done on those days & we have become such good friends through the years. I couldn’t live without the creative support of all the women in our group. I would LOVE to win, I haven’t won anything since… well…. about 30 years. :)

249 Collette August 24, 2010 at 10:05 pm

I love that first quilt with the circles. My quilting adventures have been more like walks around the block than full blown adventures lately. I have been doing just a little bit at a time and it’s kind of discouraging. (Thank you Mr. Toddler.) I need to finish something and I think a mini quilt would be the perfect thing to give me both a sense of accomplishment and a kick in the butt!

250 Karen August 25, 2010 at 12:51 am

I manage to make about one big-ish quilt a year. It actually happens all in one big burst of about two weeks each. Some are super simple, some a little more complex. I’d really like to give these mini quilts a go though – maybe I could do a few of those too!

Oh, and I love the concentric circles one!

251 Bellgirl August 25, 2010 at 1:05 am

I started quilting soon after I started blogging, three years ago. The friends who I’ve met through blogging have taught me how to quilt, how cool is that! I now meet up with my bloggy friends fortnightly to sew. So far I’m still quilting in squares and strips, but I’m ready to start trying out some more complicated patterns and styles. I’m really hoping I’ll win a copy of mini-quilts so I can try out some of the small-scale challenges!

252 Isobel August 25, 2010 at 6:24 am

I started quilting about a year ago – my partner is very tall and his feet stick out from under the duvet and get cold, so I wanted to make a quilt that could be draped over the bottom half of the bed to keep his feet warm. Since then, I’ve made a lap quilt for myself and have gone on to start two wedding quilts for friends and family, and I have a head full of ideas for more. My mum taught me to use a sewing machine when I was a child, but I’ve pretty much taught myself how to quilt from the plethora of tutorials on the internet – thankyou so much to all those who have shared their skills and knowledge! There’s always something new to learn.

I love the porthole quilt. It’s really cool.

253 gisele August 25, 2010 at 7:49 am

I learned hand-quilting 8 years ago. Then I bought a sewing machine to piece the top but I still hand quilt my quilts. It is so relaxing and I love to sit by the window to sew.

254 Kayla August 25, 2010 at 11:03 am

So far, I’ve only completed one quilt. I started it when I was pregnant with my daughter and got everything but the binding finished before she was born. I can’t wait to make another one.

255 debbie t August 25, 2010 at 11:50 am

have to say the flowers are my favorite..nice and clean and fresh!! have been quilting for 44 years and have always gone with the “old” patterns but in the last few years I have enjoyed going “outside of my comfort zone”..enjoy more contemporary. have just started quilting my own quilts..staying with baby size quilts…sad to say i have about 25 done..am comfortable with the quality but am not 100 percent happy…so on i go…my best advice is to always try something new!

256 jamie August 25, 2010 at 12:07 pm

all my quilty adventures in one little comment? well, suffice it to say that i’m plugging away. i just appliqued a narwhal to a baby quilt – that’s my latest. my favorite mini quilts from a book i haven’t opened yet but would love to win are the concentric circles pictured (what a great idea/technique! never would have thought of doing that), and also one made with wool leaves that i saw on amazon. i love the diagram of the sewn strips and cutting, flipping and voila! a leaf!! too cool.

257 Kristie ZIeler August 25, 2010 at 12:49 pm

I’ve just started quilting (As in I’ve been doing it for 2 days) but, I love it and have already spent hours on the internet looking for ideas for my next project. I’m already hooked!

258 racergirl1313 August 25, 2010 at 4:15 pm

I’ve only made a few quilts, but I am becoming more confident. My new sewing machine should be a help too. My old one had very little room under the arm so machine quilting could be difficult.

I just adore this blog and your book. Thanks for the inspiration!

259 mandy August 25, 2010 at 4:20 pm

I have had so much fun reading about these quilts over the past weeks. I loved the dyed ones and got straight to work. I am making 2 for my friend who is having twins soon. I have the blue one finished and now I am off to dye the purple one. (my daughter picked the colors.) I shared my finished photo on flickr.

260 Laura F. August 25, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I love the first and second quilt.
I don’t know how to quilt but I’d like to learn….a mini-quilt seems like the perfect way to start.
Thanks for the giveaway.

261 Isabel August 25, 2010 at 6:34 pm

I began to quilt five years ago with a group of women in Chile… then I continue on my own. I usually quilt gifts for my closest friends and in the last time for their babies.
i plan to continue sewing quilts with computer designs…

262 joyce August 25, 2010 at 7:26 pm

I’ve been quilting for a few years now and totally enjoy every aspect of it. What’s not to love about fabric and all the gadgets that go along with quilting??!! Would love to receive a copy of your book!

263 Tammy August 25, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I’ve made a grand total of 3 little easy quilts and am dying to learn more! These little quilts would be perefct!

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