Whip Up Mini Quilts

I love seeing some mini quilts from my book being showcased around. Have you made one? Let me know.

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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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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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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”.

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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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