The second I saw Camille Roskelley’s mini quilt wall, I fell in love! Take a look here to see just how amazing this is! Mini quilts are really fun to make because they are so small and don’t take nearly as much time to complete as a quilt would. You can take any quilt pattern and just make one block from the pattern and then you have a new mini for your wall!
This mini quilt pattern is from sewcanshe.com. She has started a monthly mini quilt tutorial. This is the pattern for January called Friendship Mini and finishes around 8″ square.
I used two Lecien mini origami packs from the Flower Sugar Fall 2015 collection. I really love all of the Flower Sugar lines!
The block has 16 half-square triangles. I have seen other people using the Bloc Loc ruler that makes trimming half-square triangles super easy and bought one to try. It is a pretty handy ruler to have! It has a raised edge across the diagonal on the back that will nest right on your seam line in your square. They make different sizes of rulers…this one is a 5″ x 5″.
After sewing all the rows together, layer the top, batting and backing and then quilt as desired.
Next is the binding step. I cut my strips to 1 1/2″ wide and used a single fold binding technique. I attached it to the back of the quilt with a 1/4″ seam and then fold the fabric to meet at the edge and then fold over to secure to the quilt using binding clips.
I used the 10D edgestitch presser foot for my Bernina 770e and moved the needle over 1 position to the right. Sew around the binding and then admire your cute mini quilt!
I have so many more to make! I can’t wait to have my wall covered in minis!
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