Addicted to Mini Quilts – part 2

Mini-Madness-Graphic

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.

Fabric Rolls
Rolls of Island Batik Fabric. Enter below to win these!

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

  1. Island Batik fabric rolls.

    (This project could also been done with 8 fat eights of fat quarters)

  2. Netting, dark for a dark background, light for a light background
  3. Batting
  4. Sewline Water-Soluble Fabric Glue Pen
  5. Backing Fabric
  6. Rotary Cutter, Quilting Ruler, and Cutting Mat >
  7. Sewing Notions

How to

  1. 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.
    • background
      Background fabric made with two different fabric strips
    • Square the background up and add a border if desired.
    • before quilting
      Shown here before quiting with border and elements added
  2. Add Decorative Elements
  3. 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.

    Flower centers

    • 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.

    Petals

    • Cut petals from contrasting fabric, in a teardrop or oval shapes
    • Glue them in place with edges under the flower center

    Heart Shapes

    • 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.
  4. Prepare for Quilting
    • Layer quilt top, batting, and backing together
    • Add a piece of Tulle netting over the top of this.
    • netting
      adding netting over the top of quilt layers
    • Pin all in place.
  5. Quilt as Desired
  6. 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.

    flower centers quilted
    close up of quilting over netting – flower centers

The Finished Quilt

finished min quilt
The finished Quilt 16″ X 16″

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Next up – Next Week A Mini Quilt using the Sea Salt Sandy Collection and a fun Dimensional look.

colorful floral mini
Next Weeks Mini Quilt

Enter below to win a two rolls Island Batik Fabrics from The Fit Quilter

Contest Rules

  • 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.

Happy creating!
Adele

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21 thoughts on “Addicted to Mini Quilts – part 2”

  1. I watched that video a month ago and it was great. Your project is so delightfully gorgeous. Now I definitely have to try it. Thanks for the step by step.

  2. Just love any kind of batik. I’ve used them in several quilts in the past and I have another one planned for the furture.

  3. Very nice. I wouldn’t have thought to do this. I have been thinking about mini quilts for my staircase wall. This would work.

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