More Photo Teasers: Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts

Welcome back to Quilty Pleasures, where we are very excited about the release of our latest newsstand issue, Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts. We teased you yesterday with thumbnail photos of some of the many projects in this issue—now here are a few more!

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Mary Cain is a reader from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. She sent us Butterfliers, which is perfect for your next quick and easy baby quilt. The colors are just full of happy!

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Just one of the Butterfliers—there are many more.

Our own Carolyn Beam, Creative Editor here at QM, made zillions of triangle-squares for her design, Bermuda Triangles. This quilt is stunning!

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Become blissfully lost in this sea of blue.

Eileen Fowler, Associate Editor here at QM, chose Amish-inspired solids for Lancaster Lilies, which she foundation pieced in record time.

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Tiny lilies are manageable when foundation pieced.

Our friend Judy Laquidara over at Patchwork Times reviewed Small Quilts and is giving away an issue for us–check it out for yet another way to win.

We’d love to get this issue into your hands. For a chance to win a copy, please comment by noon, Friday, May 14 by answering this question: what was the most fun small quilt you ever made?

About Diane Harris

I'm an editor for Quiltmaker magazine in Golden, Colorado, USA. For six years, I wrote pattern instructions, product reviews and how-to articles. Then I spent four years as QM's Interactive Editor, working to generate much of our online content. Now I'm back to patterns and how-tos, which is a great fit for me. I still love writing about quilt-related topics for Quilty Pleasures, and I always have my finger on the pulse of the quilting world. I teach a variety of quilt classes and give guild programs, too. Reach me by email:
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23 Responses to More Photo Teasers: Quiltmaker’s Small Quilts

  1. Digital E says:

    I agree. Small quilts are fun. I personally love the quilt design by Mary Cain. What a rock star!

  2. Gwen says:

    Mine was a micro mini quilt, that finished at 6×9 , sampler quilt
    that had flannel for the batting. It was a challenge and done before
    strip piecing was popular. Am always up for a challenge so little
    quilts are a great way to try out a pattern before doing a full size

  3. Deb G. says:

    I’ve only made one small quilt and it was a log cabin, which I really enjoyed. I love small quilts and would love to make more!

  4. Alicia Key says:

    Back in the 90′s, there were patterns called Little Quilts from somewhere in the SE U.S. All of them were fun, especially the ones with the appliqued dollies on them. Later the pattern was actually printed on fabric which became “faux” patchwork. I liked the real applique better!

  5. The greatest fun I had was making a quilt to commemorate the Battle of Culloden, where Prince Charlie was finally beaten by the English. He fled Scotland, never to return. It was the last battle fought on Scottish soil. The quilt shows various events leading up to the battle, and all the tartans are authentic. You can see it here (if this is allowed)

  6. LoriD says:

    I have to pick just one? It would have to be the Cheddar Cheese & Crackers I did in January as a quiltalong on my blog. I had no idea so many wonderful quilters would join me. It was so much fun!!

  7. Mary says:

    My favorite small quilt I’ve made is a Halloween one with a pieced plaid Jack o’Lantern and an appliqued border. It just makes me smile every time I look at it.

  8. Cathy says:

    I made a small quilt illustrating my three grown children as chefs.. They all love to cook. The colors are bright, the food is fun and the little quilt recalls wonderful memories of the kids cooking together

  9. Trish says:

    I would love to win your magazine!

  10. Trish says:

    I would love to win the magazine! Love making those minis

  11. Sarah Stevens says:

    I made a small quilt of spools and hand quilted little hearts in alternate blocks. It is in peachy-coral colors and a cool green. I love it!

  12. Karyli says:

    Other than baby quilts, I have never made a small quilt but I love them. I want to learn more about them so I can try some more.

  13. Judy A Gifford says:

    The funnest I have made is called Itsy Bitsy Feathered Star it is a total of 6″ . It is a paperpieced feathered star. Someday maybe will make a bed size out of it.

  14. Norma says:

    this is the most fun I’ve had with any quilt and it happens to be small!
    I used trapunto for the first time, I tinted my fabric (for the first time) after quilting and really enjoyed free-motion quilting it. I absolutely love it. It’s still unfinished because i feel it lacks something, I’m thinking hot fix crystals

  15. I love making mini’s! My friend and I used to exchange them a few times a year and I made a snowman one for her that I said I’d make one for me too~ but that hasn’t happened… yet. ;-)

  16. Linda says:

    One fall I made a cross stitched 5×7 scarecrow and framed it with fall colors, so fun to do. THANKS so sharing, Lins

  17. Jocelyn says:

    I think the most fun small quilt I’ve ever made would be my first Schnibbles quilt “Winter White”. I loved the pattern, Glace fabrics and the colors. Everything came together with that little quilt.

  18. Nancy says:

    I would love to have this issue… It’s look like so much fun…

  19. Melissa C says:

    I have never made a small quilt, which is why I really want this magazine. Thanks for the chance.

  20. Most fun small quilt was a churn dash where nine small churn dashes were surrounded by one large churn dash border. It was a guild challenge and I won first prize. Hope I win the magazine.

  21. Mary Kastner says:

    I made a whig rose quilt which was a Jo Morton pattern that I love the best.

  22. Karen says:

    The baby quilts I made for each of my grandchildren.

  23. Sequana says:

    I have to say that the most fun small quilt I’ve made so far is one I did just last week. I used a technique that had me putting small scraps down on fusible interfacing in a grid and sewing the seams that way, not sewing the scraps piece by piece. Best of all, not a matching seam is out of line.
    It was so much fun and quick that I made two.

    I made one 12×14″ and the other one 12×16″……both are really cute and have the benefit of being scrap busters.

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