Miniture Quilts Paper Piecing Monday

I am back… sorry about the radio silence last week… I was kind of forced to take a little break but we are now back on-line and ready to go… starting with Paper Piecing Monday miniature style.

The Portland Modern Quilt Guild is currently taking part in some miniature quilt challenges, so  I just had to give it a try.  Because of the size of the quilt blocks usually used in these quilts, precision is incredibly important.  Even the slimmest of miscalculations can cause big issues when you are working at such a small scale, unless of course, you work with a paper piecing pattern.

So I decided to use a simple 3 inch log cabin block for my Metallic Challenge mini quilt…

3 inch log cabin blocksOf course I had to use one of my fave fabrics, Michael Miller’s Mirror Ball.  It was just perfect for this challenge and worked well with the small scale block.

metalic quilt detail copyYou can find the paper piecing pattern I used here…. miniature log cabin pattern.   The blocks came together really quickly and my final quilt is 15 inches by 15 inches square and now all I have to do is work out how I want to back and quilt it.

metalic miniture

26 thoughts on “Miniture Quilts Paper Piecing Monday

  1. I was just looking at some miniature blocks, filled with dread aiming for such accuracy. Love yours paper pieced is the only way Id tackle one. Love the colours in yours, bit of a fan of the mustard 🙂

  2. Welcome back, I was just wondering if you were OK, and missing my regular dose of Wombat! I do love those Mirror Ball fabrics, and the black/silver/gold/white combo works so well in the structure of mini log cabins. I’ve always been a fan of using a very loose, splashy overall quilting design when the top design is very structured, it adds an extra dimension of light and shade. But this is so lovely that anything you decide will work!

      • If it’s a question of time, this quilt is small enough to knock off simple straight line quilting in a morning, but if you’ve got longer, hand quilting’s a very different look and gives such a nice soft bubbly texture. I’ll be interested to see which you decide to go with.

  3. There’s never the need to apologise for taking a break.
    If you have spare log cabin blocks, they make cute chicken pincushions! 🙂
    I want to suggest yellow for the back, to pick up the cheery accents of the front.

  4. what?! what is this gorgeousness. every week i think you can’t top last week- and then you do. this is adorable. i want a pillow in this now – leftover chicopee scraps?! perhaps!!!

  5. I really love your minis! I have never tried a mini mini like yours, but I’m inspired to try one. Your blocks are often as small as 3″ or smaller, right? Fabulous 🙂

    • I just realized that I think I’m mixing you up with another quilter I follow who ALWAYS makes tiny mini blocks!! Either way, great job with these minis! They are awesome and inspire me to try an itty bitty quilt, too!

  6. This is so beautiful and the pop of colour just makes it even more remarkable. I am mighty scared of paper piecing.
    Leena

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