Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Mini Mini Bug Strikes Again

It's true.  I've been bitten by the Mini Mini Quilt bug again!  There are times when we want a little project to whip up, something quick that will soothe and pacify that urge.  My remedy for that this time was a couple Mini Mini's.


3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
There's a satisfaction when completing a little quilt like these, and I'm not sure why that it! It may be the nearly instant satisfaction of a finish, the joy of having made something so small...or perhaps the fact that my itch was scratched!


3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
I've made this star many times, usually in a beautiful rainbow spectrum.  To change it up I went with shades of pink.  Pink are the colors I used in my Round Robin center block, one of my Electric Hearts...so it seems I'm in a color phase at the moment!  



Pink are the colors I used in my Round Robin center block, one of my Electric Hearts...so it seems I'm in a color phase at the moment!  


With Mini Mini's, I don't have to stress or fight with the quilting.  To me that's a win win!  


3 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Both of these blocks were paper pieced.  It allows me to go super tiny especially when I want precision.  Plus, I really love paper piecing and find that I'm doing it more and more lately.  



Mini Mini's are also a great way to use small scraps.  If I have a pile of scraps from a quilt it's hard to let them go!  A quilt I have yet to share used these fabrics, and I had a nice pile I couldn't and wouldn't let go of.  I have several other projects in the work using those scraps and the fun won't end until I can use every last piece!  I hope you like this color combination because you will be seeing it a lot...a lot!  

Have you tried your hand at a Mini Mini quilt yet?  You might consider using left over or orphan blocks, or randomly sew together scraps.  Even reduce your favorite block design...see how small you can go!


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22 comments :

  1. I have your orange heart mini with me here at retreat. It looks great under the cute mug a friend brought me.

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    1. I love that you took it to your retreat Libby! And love that you use it…how cool is that?!

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  2. Eeeeee these are just darling! I love that pink star so much! :)

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    1. I haven’t made a mini mini in a long time and just felt the urge! I like having a quick little finish every once in a while!

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  3. The pink one is nice but the navy one is lovely, great colours.

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    1. Both of these color schemes have been consuming me the past few weeks. It might be time to move on to something else! At least it isn’t rainbows…again!

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  4. They are just too stinkin' cute!! I am obsessed with these colors too! I pieced a top recently with those and white(haven't blogged it yet).

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  5. I'm not a min fan and likewise with a mini mini. They look like pot holders to me.
    While yours are beautiful I would rather spend my time on something larger. I do understand the reasons that minis are popular, but they aren't for me. AND don't even get me going on mug rugs!

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  6. Lovely colours and super cute! I can see why you love making them :)

    -Soma

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  7. Love those blues (and those pinks aren't too bad either ;) Do you wear magnifying glasses when you're making these??!!

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    1. No magnifying glass! I enjoy the challenge and while I’m not as obsessed with them like when I first started, I still love seeing just how small I can go!

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  8. I love those minis! So bright and colorful. I would like to do more mini mini paper piecing to use some of those small scraps. I need to find some patterns -or figure out how to design them myself. :)

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    1. They are fun and if you like a challenge…these mini mini’s would be it! If you have a pattern you like, you could always reduce it before printing it. Or like you said…design one! I hope you give it a try Jen!

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  9. I have been making small mini quilts and turning them into pincushions lately. They are so fun!

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    1. I always forget about making them into pin cushions! Thanks for the reminder!

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  10. Your mini mini's are so cute. I really should use up some of my smaller scraps to make some for myself and some to give away as well.

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  11. back when I was involved with a on line quilt group we made a good bit of mini's, we did post cards and I was carried away in inchie world for a good while. Yours are very nice as always

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  12. Your minis are so adorable, Jayne! I love them both, but the dark blue with triangles is really calling to me!

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  13. You and those tiny mini minis again. Wow.... Love the triangles.

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