Mini Mini Mania
They all say that bigger is better. But I beg to differ. Tiny can be so satisfying!
Have you heard about the fantastic #MMminimini challenge hosted by Make Modern Magazine? You can read all about the details here.
I had so much fun making this wee little mini mini quilt.
And now have plans for making so many more!
This Cougar #miniminiquilt was made for my good buddy Sarah of Cedar Fork Stitches
I used a variegated thread for the straight line quilting and finished my binding by machine. Because I am too lazy to do any hand sewing. Here you can see that I added borders to my 4″ x 4″ Cougar block and am ready for the quilting!
After quilting, I trimmed it down and it now measures exactly 6″ square.
The binding on a mini mini can be a little intimidating. I found a single fold binding tutorial on Crazy Mom Quilts blog here. But I did a mitered joint for my binding. I measured the perimeter and then added the amount for the overlap to miter. This was the length of my binding:
6″ sides x 4 = 24″ plus width of binding 1.5″ = 25.5″
After applying my binding to the back, I then pressed and folded to the front and pinned the binding in place before stitching. Next time I will have to remember to add some corner tabs on the back for hanging.
You know I am not the only crazy quilter out here that has been sucked into the mini mini craze. If you are looking for some mini mini inspiration, here are some great links!!!
From Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl.
From Jayne of Twiggy and Opal.
|mini Raccoon blocks finish at 5″ x 4″|
I’ve been working on some tiny piecing lately while making the blocks for the mini quilts included in the recently released Raccoon pattern. And now am making tiny baby blocks for the My Pet Hamster pattern, which will also be released soon.
|mini My Pet Hamster blocks finish at 5″ x 4.5″|
And I also started a couple of mini mini quilts back in October when I made the Wee Little Bird table runner. What took me so long to finish them? I had so many other things to do. And I was getting frustrated with the binding. After finishing these three mini mini quilts, I think I have it down to a science now.
Here are my two finally finished Wee Little Bird mini mini quilts.
|mini Wee Little Bird blocks finish at 4.5″ x 4″|
And here are the backs.