I keep forgetting to share my mini mini quilt adventures here as all the excitement happened over on Instagram.
Last year, I somehow managed to avoid getting caught up in the mini mini quilt phase – more from travelling and timing than anything else – but I could not resist swapping one mini mini quilt with Yvonne of Quilting Jetgirl.
First, I thought I would appliqué a tiny rocketship, but someone else had already made a mini mini spaceship for Yvonne. So, I switched to Plan B, which was to immortalise her cat, Puppy, in fabric.
I began by lurking about her Instagram feed and looking for a photograph of Puppy that I could use as a starting point.
I had to use spotty fabric as I did not have any black solids, but I used the spots to my advantage by carefully cutting the pieces so the strongest white stripes sat about where Puppy’s whiskers should be.
After I had fused everything in place, I used some of the skills learned in a recent trapunto class to make Puppy a bit 3D. Then, I added another layer of batting and a plain white backing, and I free-motion quilted around the outlines a few times.
What did Yvonne send me? A mini mini Mini quilt. In a funny twist, I was sewing Puppy for her as she was sewing Poppy, my car, for me! It is the cutest little thing.
For a closer look at the tiny quilt she made, her methods and the cute fabric she used on the back, I suggest you check out her blog post.
My mini mini quilt was actually more of a maxi mini quilt as it finished about 6 inches squares. That is a giant in mini mini quilt land. I was a bit nervous doing smaller, but in hindsight I think I should have tried. The tiny version of Poppy Yvonne sent me was only 4½ inches square!