More Nordic Mini’s

I have more Nordic Mini’s to show you from followers and friends of mine.  It makes me so happy when I see other people’s interpretations of my tutorials.  If you want to know more about the Nordic Mini quilt and get instructions, you can find them here.

The first quilt that I saw finished was this one by Amanda at The Patchsmith.  I love the gingham and the hand quilting!

Nordic Mini Complete

Amanda was kind of enough to give me feedback (pattern corrections) along the way.  It’s never easy to get it right the first time, and I was so appreciative of her input.

Nordic rustic quilting
Rustic quilting by Amanda at The Patchsmith

Amanda is the queen of the mini, herself, and she has some wonderful mug rug patterns and tutorials on her blog.  It’s a must visit!


This next quilt was made by Susie at Susie’s Sunroom .  Her version is so pretty, and I love the addition of gray!  It rings of Scandinavian origins.

Nordic and White tree

She used simple quilting around the blocks and shapes which fits perfectly with this design!

Simple Quilting by Susie @ Susie's Sunroom
Simple Quilting by Susie @ Susie’s Sunroom

Susie was also helpful in “suggesting” a pattern correction for me (thank you).  She’s a busy gal herself, and I’m always amazed at all of the lovely sewing projects she has going on.  You can find a page of tutorials and patterns on her blog here.


I was so glad to receive an email from one of my followers, Marge, with a picture attached of her completed Nordic Mini.  Another beautiful project!  It’s always fun to see the same pattern in different fabrics.  (My apologies for the small image.  I couldn’t get it any bigger without distorting it).

Marges Nordic Star
Nordic Mini quilt made by Marge Reikofski


I’m hoping to make another one of these mini quilts myself.  I’d like to try a row of trees instead of the hearts.  Of course I’ll share that row with you, too!  For now I’m quite happy with my original version.

Nordic Mini Quilt by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely week!


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  1. Julie, thank U very much for your posts over the year, they are all
    so beautiful and inspiring.
    Have a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015.

  2. I teach a quilting group and we are going to use this as our block of the month starting in January. I love that you have shared this and I am grateful to you for your talent. I will post to you our progress. I am going to start the ladies on the larger squares since none of them have ever done anything like this before. If you add any more rows to this please let me know. I am eager to show these ladies how to make their own designs as well.

  3. I love every version I’ve seen so far of that sweet project! Thanks to you, I’m enjoying a Nordic fixation – having fun spotting lots of things in this style on the internet and in stores.

  4. I adore this pattern, Julie
    I will need to save and stitch it later. Im waist deep in Christmas sewing not counting the 4 quilts calling me to quilt b for clients. Im not tsking amy more quilting for monfamily. Itkeeps me from doinh my own projects. As always, I fibd something wonderful on your blog. I hope to atttend a quilt market one day and get to meet you. I live in Alabama close to Tenn. Border. Will you be at any quilt event close enough to drive to in 2015?

  5. I really love seeing the different interpretations of this Nordic Mini Quilt!
    This project was so fun to make!!
    And now I am wondering how you will design your Tree block, Julie!
    Thanks so much for including me in your post.

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