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Mini Buds Quilt

Mini Quilt

Over the weekend, I was able to spend some time working on a new project.  There is something so satisfying in having an idea, starting a new project, and seeing immediate results.

This quilt is my Mini Buds quilt and it finishes at about 15″ x 15″.  The fabrics I used are Miss Kate by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics.

Mini Buds

I plan to offer this as a free pattern sometime this month as a companion pattern to my book Playful Petals.  It’s a perfect pattern to use one of those mini charm packs you may have been saving for just the right project.

For the quilting, I tried something completely different(for me).  I wasn’t sure how the center was going to turn out with so much quilting passing through–but, I think it works well.


For the backing, I chose a DS Quilts polka dot fabric:


And for the binding, I am using the navy striped scallop print from Miss Kate.


And here you can see how small these pieces are:


Such cute, teeny little pieces =)

Happy Sewing!

Comments (24)

  • So lovely! Can’t wait to use with the book!!

  • I love everything about it, just perfect!

  • I absolutely love this little quilt, and have a few mini charm packs, so wonderful of you to offer it as a free pattern. I’ve been testing patterns for a few quilters, so if you need someone I would love to test one of your patterns. You’re so talented, you probably don’t need testers, but if you do my email is Dahlgren0609 at Gmail dot com. Hopefully I can make this soon.

  • LOVE it! And for the record, before I read anything you wrote, my first thought was, “Wow! Love that quilting!” This is a terrific little quilt – you do great work!

  • This is another beautiful project! It looks fabulous in the fabric you chose (you do love your Bonnie & Camille) and the quilting is like rays of sunshine radiating outwards. Another triumph!

  • That’s so cool! I love the quilting radiating out like that — the middle must be crazy! 😀

  • This mini is adorable! I have your Playful Petals book – it’s one of my favorites.

  • Love this sweet little quilt — and the quilting!

  • Great quilt! I have your book and plenty of mini charms, so I would be ready to go. 🙂

  • Sweet little quilt design. Simple yet adorable.

  • I love it! So beautiful.

  • Stunning! Love the mini and the quilting. You can mail it to me anytime. (Grinning)

  • Fab! Looking forward making this darling 9 patch! And the FMQ is sweet.

  • Sooo tiny!!! Right up my alley! 🙂

  • Love that pattern and quilting is just amazing!

  • Cute, and VERY small.

  • I really love the way you chose to quilt this.

  • Oh my! All that quilting! So pretty

  • The quilting is spectacular! Such an energetic little piece.

  • Wow, just wow. My first reaction says it all. Would love to try making this.

  • This is beautiful and I would love to try it!

  • Très beau quilt bravo bonne journée Marie-Claire

  • Oh wow its look like a perfect artwork.

  • must tell you i love your book, i was fortunate enough to win it from doing the mini medallion sew along,(that i also loved). i recently used it doing ‘the Orange Peel QAL, i had a tough time choosing but in the end i did a version of Tossed Petals,
    Next up is the cover quilt Rainbow Petals with some Kaffe and AMH.
    All your instructions are clear and easy to follow and i liked how you did pillows with them too, such fun!!

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