Happy Little Things BOM block 1
Welcome to the first block of the Happy Little Things Block of the Month hosted by Jacquelynne Steves! I’m honored to be one of the participating bloggers this year, and I’m so glad you’re visiting today.
You can sign up for this free BOM here, and then you’ll receive all of the patterns and instructions directly into your inbox. You’ll also find fabric kits, pre-printed blocks in two sizes (for the block centers), quilt labels, buttons, charms and pins that all coordinate with the fabric kits on the sign-up page.
Every month there will be giveaways on each participating blogger’s blog, so there are multiple chances to win. This month’s sponsor is Olfa, and they’re giving away a fantastic prize package! Details can be found at the end of this blog post.
Happy Little Things, Block 1
For my version of Happy Little Things, I’m making a mini version. My blocks will finish at 6″ square! I will include my cutting instructions each month, but you will need to sign up for the BOM to get all of Jacquelynne’s assembly instructions. Here is my completed block for this month:
I’m using an older fabric collection titled Jingle Birds by Keiki for Moda Fabrics along with some of my own blenders. The Jingle Bird print is just right for fussy cutting 2 1/2″ squares for the center of my blocks.
I like making mini versions of quilt blocks. They require a bit more attention to detail, but that’s part of the fun! The photo below gives you a little size comparison with the pen and glasses.
I made a mock-up in EQ8 of my version of the finished quilt. I’ve included the words, “Winter Friends” to applique in place of the pieced border. If you want to follow along with me, I’ll give templates for my letters as well as the cutting dimensions. It’s optional, of course, either way. This will be a nice wall hanging size and will measure approximately 23″ x 31″ when finished.
Mini version cutting instructions
The mini version of block #1 will finish at 6″ square. I followed the assembly instructions that Jacquelynne gave and found it easy to put everything together on my smaller scale.
You can download the cutting instructions for the mini version of block #1 here:
If you haven’t tried Jacquelynne’s method for making flying geese, I recommend giving it a try. It’s based on a traditional method, but she over-sizes the squares to give you something to trim down.
This month’s giveaway is generously sponsored by Olfa. I can’t live without my Olfa rotary cutter and rotating cutting mat in my sewing room.
To enter the giveaway, please leave a comment telling me whether you like making mini quilts or not (no judgement here) by
Sunday, August 11 , 11:59 pm PST. Now CLOSED.
NOTE: To leave a comment, make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this blog post (not from my home page), and look for the rectangle that says “Enter your comment here”. On August 12, I’ll randomly pick one winner!
Here are the giveaway rules:
- To enter, leave a comment telling me if you like making mini quilts (or not).
- You must comment by 11:59 pm PST on
Sunday, August 11, 2019. (Now Closed).
- You must leave a contact email so that I can reach the winner.
- There is ONE prize per person per month (in other words, the same person cannot win two prizes within the same month.)
- Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only. International winners will receive an alternate prize.
- Winner will be chosen at random.
Due to the high volume of comments, I won’t be able to reply to you (unless there is a direct question), but I will read each and every one. Thank you in advance for your participation and for leaving a comment.
Make sure to visit all of the participating bloggers to see their version of Happy Little Things! You can also enter the giveaway on each respective blog so you have more chances to win.
- A Quilting Life https://www.aquiltinglife.com/
- Podunk Pretties http://podunkpretties.blogspot.com/
- The Crafty Quilter http://thecraftyquilter.com/ (you’re here)
- Flamingo Toes https://flamingotoes.com/
- Allie-Oops Sweet Happy Life http://allie-oopssweethappylife.blogspot.com/
- Happy Quilting Melissa http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
- The Quilting Nook https://thequiltingnook.wordpress.com/
- Kathy’s Quilts https://kathysquilts.blogspot.com/
There is also a Facebook group where you can stay up to date and post photos: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SewQuiltyFriends.JacquelynneSteves/
If you use social media, please use the hashtags #HappyLittleThingsBOM and #HappyLittleThingsQuilt .
Thank you for visiting today! Have a wonderful week.
Oh my gosh your winter friends is going to be super cute!! Although I posted mine on FB-Sew Quilty Friends, I”m behind on Instagram postings! I’m using Laura Ashley Fabric along with my Laura Ashley embroidery designs from my Brother embroidery machine. I’m excited about this years QAL. 🙂
YOur block is so cute! Yes I like to make minis., but since I am a beginner I have only done a couple. I gave them as gifts-mug rugs.
I do like making mini-quits. SO much easier than wrestling around the big ones!
I’m excited to make this first project into the mini version. I like to hang things on a wall, and change them out throughout the year.
I love the tiny squares.
I have made quilts with 6″ blocks, but that is the smallest I do. Not a big fan, but can do them. Love quilt alongs.
I have never made a small quilt! But I think I might struggle with the tiny pieces!
I love mini quilts and have been working hard on setting up a dedicated sewing room. It is almost ready so I cannot wait to get back to making quilts. I have many listed on my dream sheet!!
Smaller quilts are almost like instant gratification.
I like small projects especially now when I have family staying in my sewing/guestroom including mini quilt wall hangings, table toppers and SAYG.
I love making mini quilts for the simple fact it’s a great way to try out a new technique without committing to a larger project… I also belong to a group of mini makers and our name is the Mighty Monday Mini Makers. I also make quilts as large as queen size too
I love tiny quilt blocks and new ones are always welcome! Thanks.
Thank you so much for this opportunity!
I have never made a mini quilt, but I have completed 3 queen-sized quilts and I am in the process of buying the fabric for one more.
I love any quilting. I’m obsessed with fabric and combinations making any mini size to full size quilt. My mom recently passed away from cancer & I had the honor of caring for her in which her love of sewing, fabric was contagious. No matter how ill she became, sewing would bring her to life. Creating any quilt & adding it to your home creates a warm loving welcoming environment that your family & guests feel when they step into your home.
I have begun to enjoy making mini quilts over the last two years. They are quicker to complete and are great for when I want to make a whole quilt with limited time.
I love the mini blocks and love making them into mug rugs as gifts for friends.
I love making minis! Hoping to cover a wall in my sewing room with assorted minis. Love your version of the block.
I enjoy completing mini quilts and other small handiwork. I did have to give up counted cross stitch when I needed progressive lenses because it was too dizzying to refocus from the chart to the project:-)
I’m not sure I have the ability or patience for a mini quilt.
Oh I can’t wait to make a mini version too!! Will you post each block after the large one is???
I haven’t made many mini quilts…. but I like them.
Mini quilts are so awesome. I haven’t made one yet, but they look like a great challenge.
I have not made any mini quilts yet. I did make a mini pinwheel block with the trim from folded corners. Those little triangles are just too cute to throw out! Your Christmas Bird fabric is sew cute! I would love to find some and follow along with you! ljbisme at msn dot com
I do not make mini quilts, but may be in the future.
After quilting for 60+ years, I now have made several but only after joining a guild. Out of a few times I have won “best of show” twice, so exciting. Now love them.
I’m relatively new to quilting so I have not yet made any mini quilts.
I have made doll quilts & a couple of wall hangings but never took a quilt pattern & made it into a mini wall hanging. I may try your version on this quilt. I think your fabric choices are delightful! Thank you!
Love mini quilts…you can use scraps and incorporate so many fun little things that would get lost in a big quilt.
Ok, forth try at this. I have made a few wall hangings but my thing is queen size quilts.
I have done a vey wall hangings but must are queen size quilts.
I dont make minis. Quilts to be used is my thing. MInis are cute but i also dont like clutter.
I love making mini quilts and regular quilts! Thanks for giveaway and chance to win! My email is [email protected]
I’m still learning so mini quilts are a bit of more challenging to me. I find it easier to work with nice, big squares right now. I’m sure I will enjoy them some day soon!
Love mini quilts! Easy and Quick to finish. 🙂
The only mini quilts I’ve made were for swapping. I do Beth Helfter’s Teal Mini swap every year to help raise money for curing Ovarian Cancer.
Mini-quilts are fun!
I’ve never really done a mini quilt block. I am very tempted with this one .
I love mini quilts.
I made my first mini quilt a couple of months ago. I found the process a bit difficult, but I want to make another.
I love minis! Your block is adorable!
Yes I love making minis great way to try new techniques and use up scraps
I have made many mini quilts. I like making mini quilts to hang up or to just put on a table. Perfect.
I love mini quilts though I’ve only ever made one. I have a few patterns saved for future projects.
I like making minis and large quilts. The minis are fun to make to fill in the gaps of time and I can try a pattern much more quickly with small ones. The large ones are fun to cuddle with my grandchildren.
I like the mini quilt. All the fun and half the size.
I haven’t made a mini yet, but I adore yours!!!
I have made several 4 and 6 inch blocks as part of another project (tissue box, table runner, etc.), but not a mini quilt. I will try one sometime.
I love minis, and have made several – from 2 feet down to 2 inches. I love the fussy cut centers on these blocks!
ive only been quilting about a year. I havent done any mini quilts but I just might try it with this one!
I’ve not tried mini quilts yet. But I’d like to someday.
I have never made a mini quilt. They sure are cute though.
I haven’t really made a mini quilt as I am scared to cut tiny little pieces- at least for now my projects are all full size quilts
Love love love making mini quilts
I’ve never made a mini quilt. Not sure that I would but I could surprise myself… lol!
I enjoy mini quilts as they are fast to complete so get nearly instant gratification
I love making small quilt projects.
I have never made a mini quilt but one is on my to-do list!
I am currently making my first mini quilt on another sew along, so far I kike it
I have never made a mini quilt but they sure are cute!
I haven’t made a pieced mini. One paper pieced 6 inch feathered star about did me in. However this project looks doable.
I have never made a mini quilt before but I would like to try it
I love little quilts. They still require my sewing skills but I feel they are doable due to their size. And I decorate with them! Much easier to switch around then something larger.
Love makin Mini’s.. Thank you
I like them and want to make a mini quilt.
Mini quilts are so nice and they look good any where.
I have one and would like more.
Mini quilts are darling.
Mini quilts are fun to make 🙂
I love mini quilt and have colletced quite a few idea on my Pinterest board but have yet to make one.
I haven’t ever made mini quilts but it is something I want to try eventually.
I have never made a tina quilt. I love the look!
I’ve never made a mini quilt. I like the idea of making it big enough to fit a bed.
I haven’t really made any mini quilts but like the idea of making some seasonal ones to change out.
I love mini quilts and hope to make more of them in the future
I love making mini quilts! Instant gratification!
I enjoy making mini quilts. I like to make them for the different seasons so I can change them out regularly. I love your block I’m addicted to star blocks. [email protected]
A mini quilt allows me not to get too bored too quickly and I can always finish one quickly to give as a gift.
I WANT TO LEARN TO QUILT, THIS MINI MIGHT BE THE BEST WAY TO START.
I love making small quilts, they are a bit of quick gratification at finishing something pretty.
I never sew mini quilt before… it would be very challenging playing with all those tiny pieces.
I have never made a mini quilt. But hope to one day soon.
I can’t say that I like or dislike minis! I’ve never made one so I’m ready to learn. An instructor told me it’s the best way to learn accuracy
I love tiny things I haven’t made a mini quilt but I have made a few mini blocks so I want to try yours thanks your blog is very nice
I like doing machine appliqué. I am not fond of doing piecing, and think working with the tiny pieces would drive me bonkers! But, I admire those that do miniatures.
I have never made any minis yet and I’m not sure if they are really my thing. I think they are beautiful, but I wonder if I would be all thumbs at it!
I love making small blocks, did many 4 inches. Your winter friend block is great!
I have never made a mini ( unless you count my doll blankets I made as a child ), not sure if they count though.
Love your block and your design.
I’ve never made a mini quilt. Maybe it’ll be my next challenge.
I love mini quilts. I like small quilty pieces.
I have never made a mini but I’ve downloaded several patterns of minis that I want to make but have never gotten around to it YET~.
Your block is darling! I’ve never made a mini, but I’ve seen lots of cute ones on instagram!
I have only made one mini quilt, just recently, in my over 25 yrs of quilting!! I love them, so I will try and make more in between getting my bigger quilts done!
I have never made a mini…but would love to try
New to quilting, happy I found your site, I think I’ll try a mini!
I like minis and sometimes use them for gifts, but I don’t need them for myself. I donate lots of kids’ quilts to 2 guilds and occasionally make larger Quilts of Valor or as personal gifts or donations. The mini is cute, though.
I do enjoy making small Quilts. Really, any Quilt at all! They are all fun and challenging!
I made a mini quilt years ago for a special doll that I made. Haven’t made any more. Grandchildren don’t appreciate all the time and effort it takes to make a large quilt, so I may try my hand at the mini quilts again.
I like doing mini’s because I don’t have a place for a lot of large pieces.
I like fiddling with the little pieces of miniatures.
I like to make pieced and quilted table runners and bench pillows.
I haven’t made any mini quilts but sounds fun.
I have not really made a full “mini quilt” so I will try this one and see how it goes!
I like making mini quilts and have made several.
I haven’t done much quilting yet. But small quilts are my favorites to make as I also sew for dolls.
Just took a class on crumb quilting. So I think my 1st project will be some mini quilts made into coasters
I love making minus they give me a chance to try new fabrics and techniques without committing huge amounts of resources!
Yes I love to make mini quilts! I just don’t get to them cause I keep starting big ones!
I’m fascinated by those little tiny quilt blocks but I would rather make quilts to snuggle under.
Wow! Love your quilt! The fabric is so fun! Yes, I love making mini quilts. I have several projects in the works ;-D
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I think I would love to make a mini quilt since it will allow me to finish a quilt-I am a beginner. I really like your blocks.
You are SO CLEVER to come up with that idea! I love your version. I used to make a crap ton of mini quilts, but recently I have been working on larger quilts.
I love the look of the smaller versions of full-sized quilts but have to admit piecing them is very challenging. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love to make minis. I make them for my mom to display in her retirement home in her hallway. They love to walk down and see what’s changed. They are quick to make and bring a smile. Thank you for the pattern.
I started off by making mini quilts. They were going to be doll quilts for my daughter, but she said dolls ( of all kinds) were scary. She is autistic, and preferred to play with her brother’s cars and trucks.
love making minis
Are you kidding me!!!! My absolute favorite thing! I love throwing in a mini between large projects – instant gratification I always say!
I like making mini quilts, as a matter of fact my first one in this reincarnation of my quilting was one.But I don’t make many.
I love making all size quilts!!!!
I really enjoy making mini quilts. Love to hang them on the wall!
I like to make full size quilts.
I’ve never done a mini quilt. I would like to try.
I’ve never made on, so I don’t know. I guess, I’ll find out sometime in the future. Lol
I enjoy making smaller quilts, I get more projects completed. Smaller may or may not be a mini quilt. Thank you for sponsoring this give away.
I want to make a mini quilt. I have not yet. I make quilts for friends and family, and that keeps my machine running!
I used to enjoy making mini blocks. However, as I’ve gotten older and eyesight isn’t what it used to be and arthritis in my fingers I find that I don’t enjoy making them anymore
Love smaller projects as I am able to quilt them myself!!
Your version is going to be so fun and whimsical.
I love making mini quilts. I have a couple of quilt hangers around the house just for minis so I can swap quilts every month.
Never made a mini quilt. I love your fabric choices and colors. They may inspire me to give it a try!
I prefer lap sized quilts.
I love your mini blocks but think I prefer the full size
I haven’t made any yet. They are on my list to do!!!!
I enjoy making mini wall quilts. It’s easy to change them out by season. I have done throw size quilts but have yet to do a really large quilt.
I love mini quilts. I live in a small space, so they are practical too!
I have never tried a mini quilt..but now I think will!..thanks
I like to make little things; mug rugs, cup wrappers, table toppers, etc.
Small quilts quilts aren’t my favorite to make, but I do make them occasionally.
Only done one mini … however will be trying quilt as you go soon … that’s almost like mini quilts right?
I’m still a beginner, and tend to forget that you can make a mini quilt, but after seeing your version of this, I might make this my first one.
I like mini quilt blocks. I feel I may have a better chance of finishing them as long as there are not too many tiny pieces.
I do enjoy making mini and small quilts. They can be completed in a shorter amount of time and are so cute.
I love making mini quilts and small quilted items such as potholders, zipper bags and totes. Faster finish so I can move on to a different design!
Thanks for sponsoring this great giveaway!
Yes, I like making minis. It is good to get a quick finish compared to a bed sized quilt. Good to mix it up.
I love making mini quilts!
I love the look of mini quilts but have only made larger quilts so far.
I don’t make many miniquilts, but I have a friend who does, and I’m constantly in awe at her precise piecing!
I have never made a mini quilt like this so tel you later. Bettie
I am not a mini quilt maker at this point. Thanks for the giveaway!
I have done a few minis and you make this one very inviting. Thanks for including the cutting measurements
While I really love making lovely things just for show, my favorite is utilitarian objects (thing that can be used/useful every day). So, small quilts aren’t my favorite.
I’ve never made a mini quilt but I love the intricacies of the small pieces and I think they would be be very challenging to make. I love making quilted table runners which is the closest to the size, but for the most part I make full size or larger quilts.
I’ve never made a mini, but I think I need to. Nothing like another project 🙂
I haven’t tried mini quilts yet.
I’ve never made a mini quilt, I would like to try, as soon as I get a little better with the bigger blocks.
I have never made a mini quilt. New to quilting
I think small quilts are the cutest things, but I like making big quilts!
I’ve never made a mini quilt, but think I would like it
I love making little quilts and quilt blocks. Love the idea of fussy cutting the center block
I love to look at them and have several patterns. On my bucket list to attempt. [email protected]
I do like to make mini quilts but prefer to make larger ones.
I love to make small quilts! It is so satisfying to complete the entire quilting process in a small amount of time!
I’ve not made any small quilts yet, but I do enjoy making large ones.
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Sometimes making a smaller takes me longer than a big one. I want the details to be more perfect. But, having said that, I will still continue making them.
Mini quilts are fun to do once in awhile. I find they challenge your piecing skills. Smaller doesn’t mean easy!
I enjoy mini quilts although most of my time is spent making Quilts of Valor quilts
I love making minis! I wish I had more time to make an entire quilt from them.
This is all very new to me and so exciting! I’m a beginner and haven’t made a mini quilt yet and have no rotary cutter . I’ll be definitely saving up for one!
I like making a smaller wallhanging but mini one never seem to come out right.
I haven’t made a mini quilt before, but your is darling…I might have to give it a try!
I enjoy making mini quilts because I can quilt them myself, whereas larger quilts are too cumbersome for my home sewing machine.
I prefer large quilts.
I like making tiny quilts. I think it allows me to practice quilting skills on a smaller scale so that larger quilts turn out better.
I LOVE making small quilts! I started this craft late in life and small quilts are the way I get to try different things!
I have never made a mini, but will give it a go.
Ive only ever made large quilts. Im intrigued by mini and may give it a try.
I thoroughly enjoy making mini quilts. So quick & easy to a finished project. Thanks for all your creativity, incentive as well as the opportunity to win.
I haven’t made any mini-quilts yet, but I would like to try one–a pumpkin and stars pattern I saw in a magazine. I prefer to make bigger quilts that can be used to keep warm.
this will be the first I try a mini quilt
Have not made any yet! So cute!
I like making all sizes of quilts, the minis are nice to have on display during the different seasons and i can change them out as needed.
I love the challenge of the mini quilts as well as they make great quilt decor for my end tables and such.
The older I get, the realization I will never finish all the ideas & patterns I have in mind looms larger. So mini quilts are a great way to try different styles without making it a year long project.
I love seeing mini quilts, but don’t have patience for working with such small pieces! I like working with bigger quilts and sewing other projects–bags, clothes, pillows, upcycling clothing kids are getting rid of into something useful…especially if has “memories” attached to the item!
I love making any size appliqué quilts , I’ve been learning paper piecing for small projects so far.
I love the mini quilt. I have not tried a mini quilt yet.
I have never tried a mini quilt. It could be fun, if I had a place I wanted to display it.
I have tried to make mini quilts . They usually don’t turn out to my satisfaction
I do prefer making regular size quilts but have made one mini & enjoyed it
I like doing all sizes of blocks mini to 12-18”. Each one has different challenges
I have only made three or four mini quilts, but do have more on my To Do List. I think I need to try your version as well as the normal BOM that Jacqueline is doing!
I love making small quilts as I do my own quilting on my home machine. I make potholder from blocks.
I have not made a mini quilt yet!
I have made 2 minis…fun!!
I do not like making miniature quilts. My hands don’t work well enough to make little things.
I do like mini quilts, would like to make more. Would love to see a BOM in a mini version this fall. Hint, hint…. LOL
I havent made a mini quilt but I’d be willing to give it a try!
I’d rather do smaller ones. They fit better on my machine for the time being anyways!!
Never tried. A mini looks interesting. Maybe some day i will try. Just love yours.
My mini quilts often turn into mug rugs and table toppers or runners.
I have never attempted to do a mini quilt. I am fairly new to quilting and to be honest, have a hard enough time working on regular size quilts. Maybe after this I will get brave.
I have never actually made a mini quilt, but it is on my list.
I like all sizes of quilts, but a mini quilt is more likely to get finished. I love to sew all kinds of things.
I have started, but not yet finished, a mini-quilt in blue and white. [email protected]
I’ve only made one and I LOVED IT! Now I plan to make more.
I’m new to sewing so mini blocks look harder to me. I like the idea of a bed sized quilt.
i love making mini quilts but full size quilts are my favorites! i’m teaching my grandkids to quilt so my 12 year old granddaughter and 9 year old grandson both have made a few mini quilts to get them started.
I’ve only made a couple of mini quilts but I’m thinking I would like to make some representing each month of the year.
They are challenging but I like making mini quilts
Ma!king mini quilts is definitely a challenge but I do like them!!
I like doing minis, esp since I got a small tip iron
I’m a new quilter so have only made baby sized quilts so far. But I think I might enjoy making tiny quilts!
I love making mini-quilts! Almost all of my quilting projects have been very small.
I like making mini quilts, but I love making larger quilts.
I enjoy making quilts of various sizes.
I’m a beginning quilter and have never made a mini quilt. I’m excited about joining this BOM to see what fun I can have making this mini quilt my own.
Hi Quilting Friends, I LOVE to quilt! I have not made mini’s YET. I am making donation quilts for Nursery Crisis Center and the homeless but may in the future!
I have made only a few minis but hope to make more!
I have not made any minis, but am tempted after seeing your version.
Hi, yes I love making mini quilts and I love making mini blocks that go into large quilts. Thank you very much! I just love your fabrics your using. Robyn. [email protected]
Although mini quilts are so adorable and I love them to bits, all those tiny pieces are too much for me to enjoy sewing together.
I have collected miniatures ever since I can remember ( I am 65). So, when I began to craft and quilt, I was drawn to miniatures. Now I almost exclusively make quilts that are no bigger than 36″x36″.
I prefer to make larger quilts but I will make them in both sizes and give as a gift to grandchildren so they can have matching quilts for their dolls. K
I enjoy making mini quilts. In fact, most of my projects are smaller quilts.
I’ve only made one mini quilt, my own design, and I did enjoy making it! Thank you, Susan
I have not made a mini quilt but think I may like to try one. thank you
I have been trying to make more miniatures. These will be perfect!
I love mini quilts, I work full time and mini quilts are just quicker to make.
I like making mini quilts especially after I have finished a big project. They don’t take near the time the big one did.
I am a beginner quilter. Still have lots to learn. So making a small quilt might help when tackling a larger one
I have started, but not yet completed a mini quilt, in blue and white. [email protected]
I am going to make a mini quilt. I adore your little birds. I was thinking of a smaller quilt for my grands to hang on their wall. Olfa is the best.
Nice colours & the fussy cut bird is cute
I have made 3 inch blocks for pin cushions but have never made a mini quilt. I usually make bed size quilts.
I have never made the mini quilts, but I love the way they look!
Yes, I love making mini quilts. I need to learn different binding techniques for them. Some are very fiddly and I get frustrated.
I love making mini quilts. They are cute and quick.
I prefer to make larger projects. Don’t have the patience to make tiny projects
I prefer medium to large quilts but thanks very much for doing the math for a small quilt … in case I decide to try a smaller size !
I do like making mini quilts, especially holiday/seasonal themed ones.
I admire small quilts but I prefer not to make them.
I love making mini quilts. There is something so satisfying in finishing a little quilt in one or two days. I use them to decorate my house and as table toppers. Of course, my great nieces, get to pick some for their dolls too.
I have never made a mini quilt! I’m a newer quilter but would love to try!
I enjoy making little quilting, but I can never seem to finish.
I have made s few mini quilts but they always end up bigger than I planned!
I have never made a mini quilt or block. This block inspires me to try.Im hoping I will enjoy the process
I am not one to make a mini block quilt. Too many little piece to line up.
I have not made many miniatures, but this is adorable and I love birds so guess I should give it a try!
I don’t really see the point of mini quilts. What do you do with them?
I am a leather bag making person. I like the thought of a mini quilt. I think I can handle it. I would love to give yours a try. The fussy cut bird is so cute.
Love the choice of color but I think this go around I will be making a full size. Perhaps the second one will be a mini as I love me some minis!
No tiny quilts for me. I like bed [email protected]
I love making mini quilts
I love making mini quilts – I love your bird quilt. I might have to copy it.
I love making mini quilts.
I love your mini quilt (and all of the others that I have been seeing), but unfortunately I have never made one myself. Maybe I should. Thanks!
I love making small quilts and miniatures. There is so much more hope to finish them and practice my machine quilting.
while I like mini quilts with perfect piecing and sweet little blocks I prefer to make big cozy quilts or functional little items…usually with wonky stitching:)
I do like making mini quilts. I want to do more really tiny dollhouse-size ones.
I like making small quilts as a change and they are easier to display
Making small quilts is a nice change of pace. Quick to finish and easy to display!
YES i love mini’s..they are perfect for pillow tops, or my mini quilt holder, and for quick projects for seasonal decorating. 🙂 THANKSSSSS
I don’t know if I like mini quilts as I have only been quilting for about 9 months. However, looking at your block and the instructions, seems like now is the time to give it a try!
I have never made a “mini” except wall hangings! so now i’m inspired!
I am starting a mini quilt right now and it is fun. Not ready for a large quilt yet. I’m a newbie to quilting so a one square is good for me.
When I retired in 2016, I began my journey of making “mini quilts.” Honestly – I can’t seem to get enough of them and have made at least one for every month of the year.
Hmmm, now that I see your EQ8 version, I’m very tempted to go the mini-version route with you, after all I have lot of Christmas wall hanging that are larger.
I have not tried making a mini quilt. I love making bigger quilts though.
I prefer making larger quilts; although, I do enjoy looking at yours. I have used the mini quilt idea and reduced the size even more to make some potholders.
I love mini quilts. Maximum impact with less work and commitment than a full-sized quilt. Also, they can be used for so many things – wallhangings, table toppers, etc.
I love your mini block. Will make a beautiful smaller wall hanging for sure 🙂
At this point I don’t think I could handle small piecing.
I love your mini version! I haven’t yet made a quilt, but I’ve made a lot of wool applique projects. For me, small projects that can be completed rather quickly are the way to go.
Mini quilts are adorable!! I have yet to make one but it is on my to-do list.
I will be making a regular size block. I do like the fabric you are using and the adorable bird center in this block. That was genius! Thanks for the directions for making it mini.
Have not made mini but interested in learning
I have never made a mini quilt before. This will be my first attempt. Yours looks adorable .
Have only made a few mini’s so far…love yours..the fussy cut middle is so cool! Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way 🙂
I love mini quilts. Currently making a Christmas one
I love making mini quilts but the small pieces sometimes drive me nuts!
I like making small quilts as the project is finished faster, but have made more larger quilts than small.
I like making small quilts. They provide a great opportunity to use smaller pieces from my stash and to try some new techniques. Plus they make great decorations for the door to my quilting room.
I love making mini quilts. They are a challenge to me and I do love a challenge.
I love making mini quilts! I made some miniature ones as Christmas ornaments. It was a lot of fun! I love your winter mini quilt.
I discovered paper pieced miniature quilts which made is so easy. I’ve made several using this method!!
I’ve never made a mini quilt using different blocks, so I might try your mini version as well as the full-size quilt.
I have never attempted small squares…. figured I would make to many mistakes
I made miniatures many, many years ago…but yours are so adorable I think I might be inspired to give it a whirl again!
Mini quilts are so much fun. Quick and you get to see your results in no time. Getting started on this fun quilt and another with a winter scene (red bird featured fabric) for my quilt guild contest.
I like making mini quilts, but don’t often make one. Thank you!
Oh those fussy cut birds are the cutest!! I’ve never made a mini quilt, but am willing to give it a go, soon
Mini quilts are fun to make- I like scrappy so you always have enough fabric!
With 7 children and 23 grands, mini quilts are just perfect for decorating to each person’s style! Love them!
I love making small quilts. They are Fun and Done!
I’ve only done a couple of miniatures and enjoy them so want to make more at some time.
I have never run across the concept of a mini quilt before, but they sound fun! I love quilting with my Mama.
As a fairly new quilter, I prefer the mini quilts.
I love the fabric you are using. Never tried making mini blocks
I don’t make minis for the wall but I do make a number of table toppers for our Holly Bazaar each fall, and I’m thinking that the square ones would be considered minis. It’s a nice way to try a pattern without committing to an entire quilt – and they go together much faster 🙂
I’ve hand made and quilted mini quilts years ago, but much prefer larger projects using my sewing machine this days.
I’ve been quilting for probably 35 years, but only really found out about mini quilts this past year. I’m loving them! Your version looks like it will be amazing!
I love making small miniature quilts. I love paper piecing the best.
I use to love making King Size quilts as gifts for family members; now that they all have gotten 2 or more, I prefer making mini/smaller quilts.
I love making quilts of all sizes and that includes mini’s!
I’ve never made a mini quilt but I’d like to try it.
Hi Julie- I am better at larger quilts but I love mini’s!
I love seeing other quilters mini quilts. But I am not able to make them due to aging eyesight. Have always had poor eyesight. Thank you for your wonderful website!
I make usually large quilts but I have made couple of minis. [email protected]
I have only made a couple of mini quilts, but I hope to make more. I love the look of them.
I like to admire mini quilts, but not to make them.
Your blocks are so pretty! I love the fussy cut birds. I’m not into mini quilts, but I think fussy cutting can be fun on any quilt.
I have made a couple, but really don’t have much use for them. They are cute though.
I’ve never made a mini quilt, but have, on occasion made an orphan block into a mug run…does that count?
While a mini is so cute it just seems like a lot of work for something so small.
I have never made a mini quilt and prefer larger quilts myself.
I haven’t made a mini in quite some time, yours is very inspiring! Thanks for the giveaway.
I do like to make mini’s especially from the little odd bits of left over fabric from other quilts – my friends like I’m nuts.
I prefer to make mini quilts. I often get bored with one project and a mini-quilt is so much quicker to finish. They are so cute and I love to have seasonal wall hangings around the house. I am so excited that you are doing this Jingle Bird mini-quilt….I am definitely going to make this version for the BOM! Thank you so much for inspiring me to use the Jingle Bird fabric that I have (and love)!
I only just began to learn quilting last year and have not tried making a mini quilt yet but look forward to giving it a go
I don’t do mini quilts, as I do not use wall hangings in my home. I do, occasionally, use mini quilt blocks in a larger sized quilt.
Julie, I LOVE mini quilts (and Moda!!) and now that I found your blog, I’m certain I will try the mini version. Thank you!!
Your fussy cut birds are going to be a darling little quilt–love the idea! I don’t make many mini quilts, but I think they are a great way to test out a fabric combination or try a new technique.
I love making mini quilts. I can have more of my art on display and try new techniques and patterns. I also enjoy fussy cut fabrics.
I love making mini quilts, I can play with new color combinations and techniques.
I discovered paper piecing for miniature quilts and have made several. They are so much fun and the results are beautiful.
As of yet I haven’t made a mini quilt; but your idea certainly has sparked my interest! I will be trying this idea for my first for sure!
I made an entire quilt of Sylvia’s Bridal Quilt in 6″ blocks. Very time consuming, but enjoyed doing it. For this quilt I will make the bigger blocks.
I love doing both types of quilts, but the mini quilta give a quick feeling of accomlishment.
Mini quilts are so adorable, but I prefer making larger quilt blocks simply because I am not always precise in either my cutting or sewing. Gives me some fudge room.
I love making mini quilts and wall hangings
I enjoy making mini quilts and wall hangings the most
Great way to highlight a fabric! Love minis
I love mini quilts that others do. I don’t think my skill level is ready for a mini.
I like mini quilts! I like small detail work. Thanks for the mini option!
I like others mini quilts. I don’t think my quilting skill is ready for the small minis.
I like making mini quilts, but haven’t had the time to make a lot of them, since I am always busy working on larger quilts.
I’ve never made a mini quilt; and although they are lovely, the thought of making something that small makes me nervous.
I don’t think my patience and fingers would do a mini but they are lovely!
Your block is beautiful! This will be my 1st mini quilt! Excited!
I am fascinated with mini quilts!
I love minis! I am working on a North Wind block that finishes at 1 1/2″ square. Have done several others including a simpler method for a Drunkard’s Path block.
I like making mini quilts because it’s easy to be done with the project in no time.
Looks like a fun project! I like wall hangings because I tend to finish them.
I haven’t tried mini-quilts but now may be a fun time to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your technique.
I have never tried to make a mini quilt block before. You have inspired me to try. Yours is adorable. Thank you
I love minis. I live in a 40’ motor home with few walls. I like to hang minis over my windows. Seems to be a shortage of patterns on those, so always looking for new ones. Thank you for this one.
Oh how I love mini quilts!! I cluster them together on my wall for a conversation area
Love mini’s. That’s one reason I started English Paper Piecing. Love the fabric you chose for this BOM.
Now & then I make a mini but for the most part I make baby quilts or throws.
I love doing minis and have been making them for our guild’s auction that benefits breast cancer groups.
I like doing mini quilts as long as I have a spot for it. Most times I want a quilt around me though!
This will be my first!!!
I love mini quilts- I put them as decoration on my dining room table:)
I’ve never made miniature quilts. I usually make lap quilts. I’ve made twin and full quilts. My next project is a king size quilt for my daughter. I think I’d rather make a miniature one!
I love mini quilts, but have little experience making them. I’m so glad you are sharing the “mini” version of this quilt so I can give it a try
Have not made a mini quilt, but would like to give it a try.
I enjoy the smaller quilts as I can use them as wall hangings. But the larger ones we need for warmth and cuddling!!
I have never made a mini quilt as I am just a beginner – have only made 2 quilts. I think it would be pretty cool to make them though.
I haven’t tried mini quilts, but this might be the one.
i love the fussiness of them!
I enjoy making mini quilts. It’s #2 on my list of go-to sizes. My #1 choice is lap quilt size. Julie, I’m glad you made this in the smaller size, because I have the perfect fabric I want to use for it and I’m sure I wouldn’t make it in the larger size. Your efforts are appreciated!
I have made only a few mini-quilts, but I like them because they are quickly achievable!
I’ve never made a mini quilt before, but I love what you’ve done so I just may try your idea. It is so cute. A great gift. Thank you for the idea.
I just enjoy quilting–big or small! I think lately I have been thinking that smaller quilts would be more practical for me, but then I find a “must do” pattern in a bigger size and I am off and running! (or at least off and dreaming that I will get it done)
I have yet to try a mini quilt – this makes it look like fun!
I absolutely love making mini quilts! I have won two ribbons, (one second place, one third place), for mine in the past.
I love making mini quilts! I like that I can finish and display them faster than the larger quilts. I find them a good side project when I am working on something bigger.
I like small quilts, but my stash is huge and small quilts wouldn’t even think of looking like I’d made quilt, But then sets of placemats and table runners do use up a bit of stash. Thank the you for the block, the contest and the cute bird fabric idea.
I love doing both. I’m keeping your pattern because I have never done fussy cuts and I have the perfect material for trying. It has cardinals on It and my friend loves them. It will make a great Xmas gift for her. Thank you!
Yes I like making small quilts.
It is lovely to see all people put into doing these kind of things and how each one is different and has its own personality. I am not one that does mini blocks well, I don’t see well enough to make them come out right. Perhaps its just an excuse I just need to practice more. Your work encourages me.
Honestly I love mini quilts because they can be accomplished in a shorter amount of time, but I am not always sure what to do with them depending on the size they are. It would be great to get some ideas for different uses. (Since your asking- no pressure-lol)
I like small quilts, thanks for sharing!
Not sure if my mini will be as cute, but I am going to try the BOTM.
I have made large and mini quilts but now I am finding mini quilts much easier to handle. Also it enables me to try out different techniques and colors
I like monk’s if they aren’t too mini!
Oh I love making mini quilts! I’m a doll collector so mini quilts kind of goes hand in hand with that, in regards to size and scale. :o)
I’ve been wanting to try a mini quilt and I think this might be the best way you try. I can make the mini along with the full size to help me. Thank you for the idea! I’m so excited!!!
I prefer making bigger quilts, but if I want a quick finish, mini quilts are welcome. 🙂
I like to make Mini Quilts as an ( often) quick gift for wall hanging like the ones I hang in my front window.
I prefer making quilts to cover beds or bodies. I do mostly charity project quilting. But, I do like looking at what you can accomplish with such precision.
I’m looking forward to making this Mini quilt for a change. I’ve been making large quilts and finding it difficult to finish them. I might get my mojo back doing the smaller size. Thank you Julie for your easy to follow instructions.
I’ve never made a mini quilt – I am not good enough at sewing yet
I just made my first quilt & it happened to be a mini! I love them!
I just love making quilts in general, size doesn’t matter to me.
My preference is larger quilts, but I love looking at what other folks create.K
I am fairly new to quilting, so I have avoided anything with lots of small pieces so far, but I love the idea of mini quilts like wall hangings, mug rugs, and table toppers. I have made several table runners and loved doing that. Your mini version has inspired me to use some of my scraps to try and make some mini quilts for friends. Thanks so much for including the instructions in a downloadable format!
I have never made a mini quilt, but I think this might be the direction I will go. I have some sea life fabrics with turtles and fish that I think might be just perfect for one.
I’ve only been quilting for about two years but have not yet tried a mini quilt. I’m in the middle of several projects but am considering giving this a try.
Love making small things – especially mini quilts like mug rugs! Enjoyed your post
I haven’t made a mini quilt yet
I am learning to love small quits! The smallest one I’ve made so far was 15″x15″. One of the pieces was a 9 patch that only measured 1.5 finished!
I like the idea of a mini quilt. I don’t have enough time to work on large ones, these are so much fun.
I love mini quilts. They can be very quick to make and it’s easy to get a small collection, so you can switch them up more often. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.
I like making mini quilts, but have to do it when I have gathered up my patience! I love yours with your little birdie! mgquilter2atgeusnetdotcom
I’m going to give it a try and pray I’ll let you know after I make it.
I haven’t made a mini quilt yet, but I’m interested in sewing one up
I love the mini quilts, but have never tried one. Maybe I will make one for my granddaughters baby dolls when she is older, lol.
So cute with the bird and min version. I like to make mini quilts.
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This will be my first mini. Thanks for the motivation and for the give away.
I love miniature quilts and have done several 50% reductions of BOM quilts.
Love making little quilts. I also enjoy paper piecing little quilts
I love miniature quilts! Your first block is a great inspiration!
I’ve always been intimidated by mini-blocks, but after seeing your sample, I think it’s time to take the plunge. It’s absolutely adorable.
I prefer to make mini quilts. I absolutely love making mini quilts! Kelly
I do enjoy making a mini quilt. Always fun to complete a small project and they make beautiful wall art.
I admit mini quilts aren’t my favorite to make. I love how you centered the bird. So sweet.
I was enjoying making a BOM mini quilt. Great way to use up scraps. But, life I interfered. We needed to move and I’ve yet to find my started blocks. They will show up!
I have not made any before but I’m looking forward to starting & decorating my sewing room.
I love making small/mini quilts.
I like to make little quilts. I feel like I have accomplished great things when I make little quilts. Love your color choices for the block.
I usually like making mini-quilts, it kind of depends on how many tiny little pieces are in them!!
Can’t wait to start the BOM!! Thanks for the patterns!
I like making small quilts, but I’m not so sure about minis!
I enjoy making mini quilt projects. It doesn’t take long to finish and you feel GREAT when your done!
I’ve only made one mini quilt before, and I really enjoyed it. I love your color choices and I appreciate you sharing your directions for the mini quilt. I can’t wait to get started!!!
I have never made any really small blocks. I have done 6 inch blocks but nothing smaller. I have seen miniature quilts and admire the hand work that goes into them.
I have not made mini quilts before but it sounds like a fun project to try!
Sometimes a mini quilt is just the right project for a particular person. I like the feeling of accomplishment in finishing one…
I love ❤️ making small or mini quilts. They are budget friendly and I can usually take them along with me to work on them
I love your mini version; going on my “list”!
I like to make mini quilts that way I find out if I want to many squarest to go big…have not been at this very long….thanks for pattern..
Just finished a mini quilt top. It was fun but ALL those seams in a small space were challenging at times
I have made ONE mini Christmas wall quilt for a gift. Making it was fun but my first love is bed size quilts.
I find that making smaller quilts keeps me highly engaged and motivated, and keeps my fabric costs down.
I’ve not made a mini quilt. Yours is an inspiration to give mini quilts a try.
Yes, I do like making mini quilts but tend to make larger quilts more often.
I don’t mind making table runners, but I prefer to make a decent size quilt.
I like making mini quilts. They are a little more difficult for me since small but they are my favorite.
Yes, I like to make 6 inch versions of larger blocks.
I like making small quilts. It is challenging but definitely teaches patience. If you can make the small quilts then the larger ones become a little easier.
I love you mini but they are not for me,
Your mini quilts are an inspiration. I do believe you have me interested in giving one a try.
Mini quilts make beautiful potholders and hot mats!
I have never mmade one, but your’s is just so darned cute, I might have to try it!
As a beginner quilter, I’ve only made one quilt so far and it was a throw size. I think I would enjoy making a mini quilt or a wall hanging though.
I’m so happy that you made the quilt a long block into a 6” block! I don’t make many mini quilts, but my new project is to make some mini quilts to hang in my quilt room!
I prefer to make larger quilts and am going to start making wall hangings.
I do like making mini quilts. I just bought several mini charm packs hoping that they would lessen my craving for the whole collection. Made the 12 inch Moda Love quilt with one.
I haven’t made a mini quilt before
Love the idea of mini quilts…haven’t attempted one yet, though I have done a number of table toppers.
I find minis do not help me relax much, they are great but only if I have extra time and patience 🙂
I like mini quilting equally with regular size. Size doesn’t matter as long as I’m quilting
I apologize if this comes up twice. I love mini blocks. So many projects are just right for a small/mini block….tote bags, pillows……
It’s adorable! I love making mini quilts, well and all quilts 🙂
I love to make mini blocks. So much can be done with a mini block…..front of a tote bag, pillow…… Thanks for the cutting instructions.
I love to make a variety of quilting projects
Mini quilts fancinate me. I’ve started a couple of mini projects but haven’t finished them yet. Thanks for your giveaway.
I have made a few mini quilts and enjoy the since of accomplishment in a short time. Also I like the idea of using the fabric I already have in my stash. Thank you for doing all the math to downsize the pattern.
You know, I do love making mini quilts. I think I just like working with small pieces, but it’s also much easier for me to display smaller quilts rather than larger ones.
I LOVE making mini quilts. I can use those small bits of favorite leftovers from quilts I am giving away and keep a tiny memory with me. I enjoy the detail when working with tiny pieces. Thanks for making the adjustments for this sew along. I love you color choices and the black frames it so beautifully.
I’ve never made a mini quilt before but this opportunity may be my first. The juries out!
I love to make mini quilts!! They are so sweet and make great gifts for friends and loved ones!
I do like mini quilts but they are a little intimidating!! Looking forward to doing yours!!!
This year I’m making minis for family and friends as Christmas gifts. I just love making them.
Mini quilts are not my favorite, you cannot put them on your bed or snuggle with them. Love to look at them!
Hi! I do like mini-quilts, but I’ve only just started making them for my front door. It’s metal & I make a sleeve in the back of the quilt, then use magnets to hang it. I like your tiny blocks!
I have never made a mini quilt but I do not think I would like it
I have never made a mini quilt. I will make one someday, but, for now, I need to finish a full size quilt. I have quilt tops but have never finished them:)
To date I have not made a mini quilt, but on my to do list.
I love making mini quilts. They make wonderful gifts and also easy to put several together for a display on a wall for decor. The fabric you chose for your mini quilt is awesome!
I have made a few mini quilts but usually make larger ones. I love the little bird center.
I like anything mini. I will follow along as you sew your Happy Little Things mini quilt.
I have made many minis as I see the same results as in a big quilt using less fabric. Doesn’t take less time, but much easier to display.
Hope this does not end up getting posted twice. Making minis happens here as the “mood strikes”. They certainly are a fun way to try a new technique.
I want to try a mini so I may try yours. Thanks for sharing.
I haven’t made a mini in quite awhile, though the quick turn around on a finished project would be a great satisfaction ❣️