Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mini Quilt ~ Color Squares

I've been having a great run with hand dyed fabric!  After months and months and months (a year for some of it), I have conquered my anxiety of actually using it!  Believe me, it was hard and nearly a 12 step program.  I kept telling myself:  it will be even more gorgeous in something.  And it is true.  Very true.

I went a head and designed some Mini Quilts.  I love Mini's.  I thought this design and the combination of colors would make for some interesting Mini Quilts/Wall Hangings.  


How about that?  I can see these hanging on a wall, either in a group setting or not.  What a great way to add pizazz to a blank wall.  I'm excited about this 'batch' of Mini's.  I think they could really be a beautiful display of color!

Yellow
Orange
Blue
Green
Pink
I quilted a different design on each one, different borders, backing and eventually binding.  

Back

They will end up being 14.5" square.  I'm debating on how to add a hanger.  Of course there is the usual hanging sleeve.  I'm thinking something different, but have yet to nail it down.

How do you feel about Mini Quilts?  What is your 'go to' method for hanging these little gems?  I would love to know...it may help me in deciding what I would like to do!!

MINI ~ denoting a miniature version of something.

Linking up with:
LET'S BEE SOCIAL @Sew Fresh Quilts
WIP WEDNESDAY @Freshly Pieced
I QUILT THURSDAYS @ Pretty Bobbins
NEEDLE & THREAD THURSDAY @ My Quilt Infatuation
WHOOP WHOOP Friday

29 comments :

  1. Your quilting is amazing! For mini quilts I generally use 2 triangles(made folding a square in half) on top 2 sides of the quilt back.
    Check this out where you can see one of my mini quilts:
    http://malinisquilts.blogspot.com/2013/06/modern-miniellison-lane-honeycomb-in.html

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    1. Thank you so much for the link and great idea!

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  2. I haven't made but one mini - but I love your ideas. And they are all quilted differently - nice!

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    1. I was having a lot of fun making these...I couldn't stop!

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  3. Umm. I love your quilting. Love it!

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    1. I must say, the quilting was just as fun as making them! I guess because they were smaller and easy to handle!

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  4. II love your minis. The colors are so vibrant! They would certainly be a shot of color on a plain wall. Wake it up!
    I found you from Sew Fresh Quilts.
    linsquilts.blogspot.com

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  5. Such a fun way to quilt each of the minis! It gives great detail to an already pretty project. Best, Kate

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  6. Those are fabulous! Each one quilted in a similar, but unique fashion - What a great idea. I love the straight line quilting! How to hang? Other than a sleeve the only suggestion I can share is using triangular tabs on the corners like I did here..... http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.ca/2013/08/sweet-spools-mini-quilt.html I am interested to hear any suggestions other may share!

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    1. Thanks for the link Lorna! I'll keep you posted on what I end up with...

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  7. Those minis are so fun. I love them. Can't wait to see them done and on the wall.

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  8. These minis are gorgeous! The quilting really makes the precious hand dyes pop...

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  9. Love your quilting on these... and your choice of solids! I don't make a tonne of minis... sometimes I'll just hang them with thumb tacks. Shameful... I know! For wall quilts, I use this tutorial from Tallgrass Prairie Studios http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.ca/2012/02/hang-your-quilt-hanging-sleeve-tutorial.html. No reason it wouldn't work for minis!

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    1. Thank you! The link is so appreciated! I know there is an easy solution...I may over think things sometimes!

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  10. I know how you feel - I don't hand dye, but I have so many fabrics that are just being hoarded because I don't want to cut into them yet! But what you made with yours are just gorgeous - love the varied quilting. I'll have to check back here and see what other ideas people offer about hanging. I'm about to start a mini quilt project and I'm curious, too!

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  11. really cool! wonderful and fresh colors!

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  12. Here's an easier way to hang a mini: http://agirlinparadise.blogspot.com/2011/07/hang-your-quilt-using-corner-pockets.html#.UvQb6_ldVr8 Those are gorgeous. I don't usually work with solids, but these might temp me to do so.

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  13. The straight line quilting totally sets these mini quilts off!! You did a wonderful job :) I am beginning to think I am a little off - I can't wait to cut into fabric lol

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  14. Jayne -- your mini quilts are just darling -- I love everything about them. The colors, the quilting, the size. I've only ever made a few and usually I'll put a hanging sleeve on them, or corner hangers (easy peasy). Thank for sharing - they are really beautiful. Karen

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    1. Thank you! They will be finished soon!

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  15. Linking via pretty bobbins. I love these. I am thinking of working on a quilt with just plain colours for the first time and these are inspirational. Love the quilting too.

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  16. Those colors are just perfect. I really like your straight line quilting. Barbora

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  17. What a pretty combinations to look at and your quilting is fab!

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  18. Those minis are AWESOME! They would look amazing hanging together on a wall. your quilting adds so much texture and really makes them special!

    Thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  19. Hey Jayne. Found you on Whoop Whoop Friday. Love your mini quilts. I live in Mt Juliet, TN not far away.

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  20. I love your minis! Your hand-dyed fabric is gorgeous, and your quilting complements it so well.

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  21. These are all stunning to look at! Love the pops of color everywhere and the quilted lines are very pleasing to the eye!

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  22. Love these cute little mini's Jayne! Lovely job on the hand-dyed fabrics! They are really stunning!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
    -Lindsey
    Fabric Frenzy Friday

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  23. I love mini quilts and I love colour, so I love these ones!! The straight line quilting is perfect, it just gives so much texture and play. Thanks so much for linking up!!

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