Monday, July 20, 2015

July's Miniature and Small Quilt with a Free Pattern

First let's start with July's quilts and patterns. They are a little more difficult than last months which was very easy, but still pretty easy and a lot of fun to make. First is the mini.
The block size on this one is 2 3/4" and the whole quilt finishes at 8 1/2".
Next is the small quilt.
 The block size on this one is 5 1/2" inches and the finished quilt measures 17".
You can download a pattern for these two quilts here.
I had considered a linky for this post but decided against it. I would, however love to share your versions of these quilts just email a picture or a link to your blog post and I will include it in my next post(which will be sooner than a month from now). My email is in my profile.
I thought I'd share with you a few tools that I use when I'm foundation piecing.
Number one is a ruler called "Add a Quarter". It is twelve inches long and the side without the numbers is thicker and 1/4" wide. When you fold your paper back to trim the seam the thicker area is placed next to the paper allowing a quick accurate cut with a rotary cutter. 
Number two is a similar ruler called "Add an Eighth". It is six inches long and cuts an 1/8" inch seam. This is perfect for the miniature version.
Number three is a very small cutting mat that I keep next to my sewing machine so that I can trim the seams without going to my cutting table.
All of these tools are wonderfully handy but not essential so if you don't own them you can still make these quilts!

 

6 comments:

Sally Hurley said...

That is a very cute quilt. So itty bitty!

Ramona said...

Lovely mini quilt. I love your choice of fabrics. Thanks for sharing the patterns.

Gina Smith said...

Cute quilts. I've never made a quilt that small. I think the smallest I've made was 6" ( ish)

Susan said...

So happy I found your Blog. Love the free patterns. I'm a paper piercer and find it the most relaxing type of sewing I can do.

Chris said...

What a fantastic way to use up spare fabrics, yours looks amazing. And thank you for the pattern.
I have become a follower so I can pop back and see more of your wonderful work.

Sharon Neumann said...

Just love your quilts, thanks so much for sharing. Where do you
find those great wire quilt hangers?