Make your own cute mini quilt wall with these three mini quilt patterns.
I’ve been making lots of mini quilts lately, so I thought it might be a good idea to pause and share some of these with you, since all have turned out to be good projects for beginners.
Patterns for small quilts are perfect thing if you (like me) tend to start new sewing projects at the drop of a hat. You can scratch that itch to start sewing something fresh, and still have the satisfaction of actually finishing something! (Plus, in short order, you can whip yourself up a pretty decent mini quilt wall.)
On to the patterns!
Skull Patchwork Block
Kirsty over at Bonjour Quilts has created this really sweet and simple Skull Patchwork Block. I am 100% confident recommending this one for beginners. It’s really well thought out, with just a couple of flip and sew angles using larger squares (so, not too fidget-y).
I turned my block into a mini quilt (pictured above), using all fabrics from Amy Sinbaldi’s “Les Petits” fabric collection from Art Gallery Fabrics.
If you’ve wanted to try paper piecing, Kate Basti’s Tall Tales book block pattern is a great first step. The pattern is free and it works with simple shapes in a clear sequence. (If you need some extra help understanding paper piecing, I recommend watching the videos in Carolyn Friedlander’s Polk Block class at Creative Bug … if you don’t have a membership they have a 14-day free trial.)
I’ve made mine into a mini quilt simply by binding a single block:
This one is such a fun modern mini quilt pattern, I can’t tell you! Lindsey over at Pen and Paper Patterns is the designer. Originally part of the Modern Quilter’s Box, it will be available from Lindsey’s shop in late November. I made my version (below) in all Cotton and Steel fabrics, as a single block, but the pattern also includes instructions for a larger wall hanging or baby quilt, using four blocks and a border.