Do you have a collection of mini charm packs or am I the only one? I never, ever know what to do with them. I’ve used them to make pouches in the past, but there are ALWAYS, always mini charms left over. When Fat Quarter Shop opened up participation in this quiltalong, I was so excited because this quilt uses mini charms!!!!!!!!! The shortcut version I made is a small baby quilt, and it uses 4 mini charm packs. I chose to use Modern Background Luster Metallic by Zen Chic for Moda, but could you imagine making a bigger version and mixing different lines of mini charms together? It would be such a fun quilt and it would be a great stash buster. The components for this quilt come together very quickly and will definitely be a quilt I’ll be making again. To get the free pattern, visit The Jolly Jabber, Fat Quarter Shop’s blog and then get to stash shopping!
We are Olympics OBSESSED around here. My family growing up was, and now my current little family is as well. Every single time the Olympics is going on, I am convinced that if I actually tried, stopped eating deliciously sugary foods, started running like a fiend, I could be an Olympian. HA! A girl can dream. Instead, I decided to make a fun Olympic Rings mini quilt to display in my home during the Olympics. Sure, it’s only for a few weeks every 2 years, but I am THAT dedicated and excited. I have a great PDF pattern to offer at the end of this post that explains everything and has a template so you can make your own.
Here are supplies you’ll need (full disclosure, these are affiliate links):
-Royal blue, gold, black, green, and red fabric. I used fabric from my stash, but a quick trip to a fabric store or a big box store and you can easily grab a few fat quarters to make your own.
–Hera marker– I use it to mark straight lines for my quilting. It is one of my favorite new must-have tools. It leaves an indentation in your quilt sandwich and you don’t have to worry about washing away markings or ironing them away.
– 505 Spray baste – This is my very favorite (it’s a huge can) to use for spray basting. Even in a mini I prefer spray basting as it will get the job done fast and relatively easily.
One thing I’ve learned with quilting on my domestic machine is that it always, always, always works best if you quilt from the same side of the quilt. Yes, you have to snip threads, but in the above picture, I ALWAYS quilted from the blue ring side of the quilt. This will help eliminate puckering which we all hate.
I cannot wait to see what you come up with. Tag me @heritage.threads on Instagram and #olympicringsmini.