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.
Alphabet Blocks Mini
Here’s another free one: the ABC mini. This is actually a sample of my full alphabet Ribbon Letters pattern, so you can give the patchwork instructions a try before deciding if you want the full pattern. This one is great for beginners and introduces you to the half square triangle (HST).
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. 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.
Okay I couldn’t stop at just three. Here are a couple more for those of you looking for a low risk way to try foundation paper piecing (FPP) for the first time.
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:
Finally, for Valentine’s Day, a little FPP heart block that you can use to make multiple blocks to form a mini quilt. Start with your favourite pink, red, white and greet scraps, grab your printer paper, and have fun creating different combos.
All images : Patch + Dot