Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Knotted Squares mini quilt

I have a tendency to start projects, and then never finish them. (who does that) I think it's pretty much expected in our quilting community now being that there is so much to be inspired by.

I also realized that sometimes I just need to get it out of my head! I don't necessarily need to make a giant quilt of every pattern I love. Why not just a mini?

As I pulled through old projects to hopefully get into finished mode this year, I found four random quilt blocks from three years ago. 

The quilt pattern is from Amy Ellis's "Modern Basics" and the pattern is called "Knotted Squares"
After a four square placement I had a cute mini top. I love that this was almost a one day project being that the blocks were already made. I am sure I could get one done in a day or two though. I plan on using this genius idea to get more experience on those patterns I avoid due to lack of time. 
I see many mini quilts in my future - Plus they make awesome wall art!

Stats:: Measures approx 24.5 x 24.5 
Fabric line is Habitat by Jay McCarroll
Solids are Robert Kaufman Kona in Pomegranate and Honeydew 
Background is Kona in Medium Gray
Quilted with Aurifil 50wt in 2600 (light Gray)
Bound in Kona Pomegranate and hand sewn with Gutterman 
Backing fabric is "Two Young Street" By Prints Charming

Do you love minis too?

If you are looking for a little retail fabric therapy Pink Castle Fabrics is doing FREE USPS domestic shipping right now. I just picked up some awesome stash builders that I cannot wait to share.

Stay Creative!


  1. You are right, that would make great wall art...I am with you...too many projects just go by the wayside...great way to do what you want and finish it too.

  2. It's gorgeous, and I love the pomegranate, I've not seen that colour before :o)

  3. Absolutely adorable! And the binding is perfect! Congrats on a super cute finish.

  4. Lovely. It's a good thing to remember about not having to make a full size quilt for every pattern we love -- thanks for pointing it out!

  5. love this pattern, really beautiful! and have to confess, me too i have a lot... lot lot of WIP not finish... but their is so many things on my to do list!!!!

    have a nice valentin's day

  6. Beautiful! And I love that you wrap your binding around a spool. That makes so much sense!


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