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Grab yourself a cup of coffee (or two!) and browse this week’s fabulous Miniature Quilts. Every week, I’m amazed and inspired by all the wonderful quilts submitted. Thanks to everyone that has entered and shared their beautiful creations with all of us.

One lucky quilter will win a $50 gift certificate to use as she/he likes from The Fat Quarter Shop.

Now it’s time for you to vote for your favourite Miniature quilt!!

  • Voting is open Friday – Sunday @ 11:59 p.m.
  • One vote per IP address (NOT email address), so have your family and friends cast a ballot for their favourite quilt (from home if you send it to coworkers)
  • Winner announced Monday!
  • New: in the event of a tie at the end of voting, 5 random Facebook quilters will be asked to vote again to break the tie.

Quick stats:

  • Total submissions: 30
  • Total countries: 5
  • Total provinces: 3
  • Total states: 14

You can click on the photo to view a larger version.

“Will The Circle Be Unbroken”
By: Jennifer Richards,
Australia

This is a Double Wedding Ring quilt that I made using foundation piecing. The background is deep rich purple, the rings range from pale cream through yellow to deep gold. The rings were made and joined into a lattice, then they were appliqued onto the background.

Quilt size: width: 16" height: 16"

15 Block Miniature Sampler 15 Block Miniature Sampler
By: Cheryl Miller,
Arizona, USA
Blog: So Many Quilts, So Little Time!

Inspired by a Lori Smith sampler pattern, I won my first blue ribbon for this quilt at this year’s AQG show. No foundation paper piecing was used and I machine quilted it myself.

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 23"

Album Quilt Album Quilt
By: Linda H.,
Iowa, USA
Blog: Flourishing Palms

This album quilt was a offered as a monthly block in 2004 issues of “Miniature Quilts” magazine. It was designed by Debra Feece.

Each finished 5″ X 5″ block is hand-appliqued with a blanket stitch in matching embroidery floss. I free-motion machine-quilted it on my domestic machine.

Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 22.5"

Autumn Autumn
By: Elisabeth Wessels,
Netherlands
Blog: Everybody is laughing in the same language

My home has every saison specials quilts. For autumn this quilt is hanging in the little hall.
I love the saisons and their colors, and I love things that belongs to that saison. Now we are going from sommer (yellow) to autums (warm brown, red, yellow)

Quilt size: width: 20,5" height: 20,5"

Bears Circling the Trees Bears Circling the Trees
By: Ryan Walsh Quilts,
New York, USA
Blog: I’m Just A Guy Who Quilts

I created this quilt for a Mini Quilt swap online. Using original feedsack and reproduction print scraps from my grandmother, I designed a modern bear paw block layout. The inside squares are actually the same block, but with the print and solid white fabric reversed. Machine pieced and quilted.

Quilt size: width: 12" height: 12"

Blooming Sunflower Blooming Sunflower
By: Kristi Van Os,
Arizona, USA
Blog: kj’s

This is a quilt that I made for the Quilting Gallery Fall Swap! The patten is by Shannon Williams. It was to be a pieced using a mosaic method. I think that I will try the original mosaic method and keep it for myself this time :)

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

Blue Geese Blue Geese
By: Emily of Orleans,
Louisiana, USA

Quilt size: width: 30" height: 30"

Cafe` Latte Cafe` Latte
By: Julia Camilleri,
Australia
Blog: Julia’s Place

Each time I visited my son’s cafe, the wonderful smell of coffee brewing inspired this wallhanging.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Cheddar Jo Cheddar Jo
By: Mary Lou Casada,
Kentucky, USA
Blog: Cheaper than Therapy Quilting

A friend and I “discovered” (slow learners, we are! :-D) Jo Morton and her designs in Paducah in 2007. We each became members of her “Jo’s Little Women Club” making small quilts throughout the year. The 2 1/4″ blocks were a brand new challenge for me! and both of us were gloriously addicted!

Quilt size: width: 21" height: 24"

Chloe's Dollhouse Quilt Chloe’s Dollhouse Quilt
By: Cheryl Hartzog,
Florida, USA
Blog: Quilts and Art By Cheryl

I had a Dollhouse made for my G-daughter Chloe for her BD, so I decide to make her a few mini quilts this is one of 6 I’ve made and next to the smallest .

She has had this one on the table and on the wall sometimes in the baby bed .I have more pic’s on my blog of the others dated 4-13 2010.

Quilt size: width: 3" height: 4 3/4"

Coming Home Coming Home
By: quilting mom,
Florida, USA
Blog: Leona’s Quilting Adventure

This miniature quilt is made from vintage hankies, lace and ephemera.
I just love vintage things and this was just such a fun project to do!

Quilt size: width: 16″" height: 16″"

Crayon Box Crayon Box
By: Amanda Stokes,
Texas, USA
Blog: Quilters Crossing

Took at class called improv quilting given by our local guild. Got hooked on the technique. This is the third small quilt I made based on the technique.

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 12"

DeVere Daisy DeVere Daisy
By: Jan Stone,
Missouri, USA
Blog: familypatchworks

Wonderful memories of a month spent in London, England in 2009 are represented in this quilt. Patchwork fabric is from the USA, & daisies from the UK. I started & finished this completely hand stitched quilt in the UK. DeVere at Hunton Park is where my student & I stayed while working & touring.

Quilt size: width: 6 3/4" height: 8 3/4"

Fall Leaves Mini Fall Leaves Mini
By: Tammy Jewkes,
Utah, USA
Blog: Two Tangled Threads

I made two of these. One to give away for the Fall Mini Swap, and one for myself. I figured the pattern and put it together. The stems are embroidered on.

Quilt size: width: 16.5" height: 21"

Give Me Liberty Give Me Liberty
By: Ruth Oblinski,
Ontario, Canada
Blog: Sewlmate Sister

My first applique quilt. Made with authentic Liberty of London fabrics. A seamstress saved her liberty scraps from dressmaking for my friend. My friend made a full size quilt with them, and I got her scraps from that quilt! She taught me how to applique, while making this quilt! One of my favorites!

Quilt size: width: 20" height: 24"

Haberdashery Haberdashery
By: Erin Hutchinson,
Virginia, USA
Blog: My Patchwork Life

Made as a practice piece to try out an idea for what to do with my father’s shirts and ties that I inherited after his passing. I designed this mini quilt based on a photo I saw in a magazine. I still haven’t done anything with those shirts and ties of my father’s!

Quilt size: width: 9" height: 15"

Interlaced Star Mini Interlaced Star Mini
By: Michelle Fox,
California, USA
Blog: ~Michelle’s Musings~

I made this mini for the Modify Tradition Flickr swap for my partner Lisa! Lisa didn’t know I was her partner, but had included a similar block I made for a quilting bee in her “favorites” list. That seemed like fate to me – I knew she would love to have one sent her way!

Quilt size: width: 13" height: 13"

Let Freedom Ring! Let Freedom Ring!
By: Peggy Mead,
Florida, USA

About 2 wks before 9-11 I took a mini class with Carol Henry. I made 5 tiny grandmother’s flower garden blocks of various colors. 3 of them were red, white and blue. Over 2 yrs later I was inspired to finish the quilt as my dedication to 9-11. Hexagons are 1/4″ wide & fussy cut. Total time 300+ hr.

Quilt size: width: 7.875" height: 7.125"

Lime Spider's Revenge Lime Spider’s Revenge
By: Lindi Jarman,
Australia
Blog: Quilty Threads

This was a challenge quilt. We were given scraps of B&W fabrics and were allowed to add 1 extra fabric.
1 of the B&Ws had tiny green spiders. This made me think of the Lime Spider drinks we loved as kids, so I found a fabric with happy children and used that to fill the big Lime Spider’s glass!

Quilt size: width: 11" height: 13.5"

Mini Pinwheels Mini Pinwheels
By: Annette Taylor,
Illinois, USA

I made this quilt from the left over flying gesses corners that I didn’t have the heart to throw away.

Quilt size: width: 26.5" height: 22.2"

Mini Star Mini Star
By: Quilt Hollow,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Quilt Hollow

Paper pieced mini star that was gifted to me. I don’t wish to take credit for making this gorgeous mini quilt but do have to share it in this contest! The friend who made it doesn’t blog or do much on the computer. If this captures your heart, please vote and I will pass the prize on to her!

Quilt size: width: 17" height: 17"

One Grew over the Garden Gate One Grew over the Garden Gate
By: A. Carole Grant,
British Columbia, Canada

Tiny 1/4″ squares in red and blackand some white surround one inch squares, set on point in this Garden Twist miniature quilt. Silk ribbon embroidery and bows adorn opposing corners and the outer border is hand quilted.

Quilt size: width: 8.5" height: 10"

Pineapples at Mom's Pineapples at Mom’s
By: Dawn Denman,
Illinois, USA
Blog: Quilts and Pieces

Every year I work on a project with my featherweight at while visiting my mom. The blocks on this quilt are 2″ finished with 45 pieces in that 2″ square! It wa a challenge but I just LOVE the results! So now I always remember “Pineapples at Mom’s!”.

Quilt size: width: 8" height: 8"

Red Squares Red Squares
By: Charlotte Noll,
Florida, USA

I love little bits of fabric.
I saved this picture of an antique quilt for years.
The Red Squares caught my eye.
Quilt contains 1,369 1/2inch squares.
The binding and back are also pieced.
Quilt is machine pieced and free hand machine quilted with silk thread.

Quilt size: width: 19" height: 19"

Round the Twist Round the Twist
By: nadie,
Australia
Blog: susan in stitches

I’m submitting this quilt on my daughter Nadie’s behalf. It was her very first quilting effort, made while still in High School, because she’d fallen in love with a similar one of mine. Yes, I could’ve sent mine in instead, but I’m a proud mum.

Quilt size: width: 5″" height: 5″"

Texas Star Texas Star
By: Benefitsspecialist,
Kansas, USA

This is a pattern from a book called Little Lone Star Quilts by Lorraine Olsen. It is paper pieced.

Quilt size: width: 10.5" height: 10.5"

The House that Love Built The House that Love Built
By: Em,
Utah, USA
Blog: Em Celebrates

Enjoy!

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 24"

The Little Engine that Could The Little Engine that Could
By: Lisa Bryson,
North Carolina, USA
Blog: Quilting Krazy

After reading the Elm Creek Book Series, my interest in how the Underground Railroad helped to get slaves to freedom peeked. I would have loved to been a safe house at that time. This is my mini version of the Underground Quilt from the Quilt in a Day series to remind me how precious freedom is.

Quilt size: width: 22" height: 22"

Three little birds Three little birds
By: Vreni Kohler,
Singapore
Blog: Oops-Lah

I made this little quilt for “Another Little Quilt Swap 4″. It lives not in the US, in Tennessee to be precise. It’s machine appliqued (raw edge) and machine quilted.

Quilt size: width: 18" height: 21"

Tinman Tinman
By: Linda Smith,
Nova Scotia, Canada
Blog: Scrapmaster

I made this little quilt 15 years ago when I first started to quilt. My skills have improved a lot since then but I still love it! It was machine pieced and handquilted.

Quilt size: width: 8" height: 10 1/2"


Miniatures

  • Let Freedom Ring! (20%, 271 Votes)
  • Autumn (16%, 217 Votes)
  • Bears Circling the Trees (8%, 114 Votes)
  • Give Me Liberty (7%, 90 Votes)
  • Red Squares (6%, 85 Votes)
  • Three little birds (6%, 83 Votes)
  • Album Quilt (5%, 72 Votes)
  • Pineapples at Mom's (5%, 65 Votes)
  • Blooming Sunflower (4%, 50 Votes)
  • Mini Star (3%, 39 Votes)
  • The Little Engine that Could (3%, 37 Votes)
  • Cheddar Jo (2%, 33 Votes)
  • Cafe` Latte (2%, 32 Votes)
  • One Grew over the Garden Gate (2%, 30 Votes)
  • The House that Love Built (1%, 19 Votes)
  • Blue Geese (1%, 19 Votes)
  • "Will The Circle Be Unbroken" (1%, 17 Votes)
  • Round the Twist (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Lime Spider's Revenge (1%, 16 Votes)
  • 15 Block Miniature Sampler (1%, 16 Votes)
  • Interlaced Star Mini (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Haberdashery (1%, 10 Votes)
  • Mini Pinwheels (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Coming Home (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Texas Star (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Crayon Box (0%, 4 Votes)
  • Chloe's Dollhouse Quilt (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Fall Leaves Mini (0%, 3 Votes)
  • DeVere Daisy (0%, 2 Votes)
  • Tinman (0%, 1 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,381

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Next week’s theme is Watercolour Quilts. Get your cameras out!

Please note: I encourage you to submit your quilts early for next week’s contest as it’s highly likely the site will be undergoing an extended maintenance period during the middle of the week.

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This post was published on August 27th, 2010. Post topics: Quilt Gallery, Special Features. Post tags: .

18 Responses to “Vote Now: Miniature Quilts”

  1. Carolyn Wooton says:

    Joyfull quilt.

  2. Lynda LeCompte says:

    nice pattern and good colors

  3. amy says:

    such beautiful quilts

  4. Lisa says:

    Just love Liberty prints :)

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  6. Gerda de Jongh says:

    TRADITIONAL LOG CABIN TECHNIQUE IS WHAT i LOVE ABOUT THIS QUILT.
    AND THE COLOURS !!

  7. Ryan Walsh says:

    There are so many beautiful quilts here. I know everyone will have a hard time choosing their favorites.

  8. ksm330 says:

    “Let freedom ring” is amazing. The amount of time it must have taken to piece that together. There has got to be over 700 pieces (non of which are square) in an area less than 8″ X 8″.

    Nice Work!!!!!

  9. Susanne says:

    “Let Freedom Ring” is wonderful – the intricacy is unbelievable. I know this quilter and her miniature work is a wonder.

  10. Debi R says:

    I want to know how Peggy Mead in Florida got the binding on her Let Freedom Ring hexagon quilt. I’d need a strong magnifying glass!!! Great job!

  11. Bellgirl says:

    What a lovely collection! It was hard to choose one favorite.

  12. Lorenda says:

    Wow! I love all of them, so wonderful. Thank you for sharing them with us!

  13. […] to Peggy Mead for winning last week’s Miniatures quilt contest. Peggy’s Let Freedom Ring! quilt is made with 1/4″ hexagons. I […]

  14. Peggy Mead says:

    Thank you very much to everyone who voted for my little quilt, Let Freedom Ring! It was a very exciting contest. This quilt means a lot to me and was fun and challenging to make. A special thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for sponsoring the contest and to Michele for hosting and having such a great venue.

    I’d like to answer Debi R.’s comment about the binding on my quilt. It is 1/8″ wide. Because it is so small and the quilt is a hexagon, I actually had to invent a new way to put the binding on. Traditional methods did not work. I’m glad you like it.

    Thank you to all of the entrants for sharing their wonderful mini quilts with everyone. I enjoyed them all.

  15. Peggy You did such an excellent job with this ,I love to make anything miniture but this has got to be a real challege to make .I am so glad you won !

  16. Peggy Mead says:

    ksm330, Susanne, Debi R. and Cheryl,

    Thank you for all of your nice comments. They are appreciated.

  17. esther moses says:

    let freedom ring looks amazing.

  18. Sally Weigand says:

    I want to vote for The House That Love Built miniature quilt but can’t find where to do that.

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