Let the Mini Quilt Madness begin!
A Mini madness Quilt from a newly formed Mini Quilt Addict
I wanted to create a mni quilt using only two rolls of 5″ wide Island Batik Strips.
The rolls come with 4 different fabrics.
The inspiration for my mini madness quilt came from this video –
When I saw this technique I just had to try it for myself!
The supplies needed
- Island Batik fabric rolls.
(This project could also been done with 8 fat eights of fat quarters)
- Netting, dark for a dark background, light for a light background
- Sewline Water-Soluble Fabric Glue Pen
- Backing Fabric
- Rotary Cutter, Quilting Ruler, and Cutting Mat >
- Sewing Notions
Make the background
- Using two dark colors, cut the fabric strips in half (or use lengths of fabric about 22″ long)
Cut these strips in varying widths from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″. You should get from four to six strips from each color depending on how wide you cut your strips.
Sew alternating strips together forming a panel.
Cut across the panel, varying the width of the strips again anywhere from 1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″
- Flip the strips so the blocks alternate and sew together forming your background.
Square the background up and add a border if desired.
I decided on a floral design, use the photos as a guide
Stems and Leaves
- If using 5″ strips, cut the strips in half and sew it together on the long side
- To make flower stems and vines, cut 1/2″ wide pieces on the bias (45 degree angle)
- Using glue pen. lightly apply glue to the wrong side and set in place as desired on background fabric.
- Cut leaf shapes from green fabric, glue in place.
- Cut ovals shapes for flower centers.
- Glue the flower centers to the top of the stems, GLUE ONLY IN THE MIDDLE OF FLOWER CENTER, because you will need to be able to lift up the sides to insert the petals underneath the edges.
- Cut petals from contrasting fabric, in a teardrop or oval shapes
- Glue them in place with edges under the flower center
- Cut several different size heart shapes or other shapes to add interest to the background.
- You can also add these elements to the border too.
- Layer quilt top, batting, and backing together
- Add a piece of Tulle netting over the top of this.
- Pin all in place.
I quilted the flower centers first using Superior Threads Fantastico thread, in a circular pattern.
Using a meandering design I quilted the remaining piece, making sure I stitched over each element.
The Finished Quilt
Next up – Next Week A Mini Quilt using the Sea Salt Sandy Collection and a fun Dimensional look.
Enter below to win a two rolls Island Batik Fabrics from The Fit Quilter
- No purchase necessary. Open to residents of the USA only.
- 2 rolls of 5″ wide fabric with four different fabrics in each roll will be given away to one lucky winner.
- Names and email will be collected via the google form below
- Deadline for enter March 31
- Drawing will be by random number and on April 1st.
- The winners will be notified by email.