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.

Happy Little Things free block of the month by Jacquelynne Steves.

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:

Happy Little Things, Block 1 made by Julie Cefalu.  Pattern designed by Jacquelnne Steves.

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.

Happy Little Things, Block 1 made by Julie Cefalu.  Pattern designed by Jacquelnne Steves.

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.

Happy Little Things BOM, by Jacquelynne Steves.  Mini version @ The Crafty Quilter

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.

Happy Little Things, Block 1 made by Julie Cefalu.  Pattern designed by Jacquelnne Steves.
Block #1, Mini version in EQ8

You can download the cutting instructions for the mini version of block #1 here:

Happy Little Things, Block 1 mini version cutting instructions

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.

Giveaway (closed)

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.

Participating bloggers

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.

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 .

Happy Little Things, Block 1 made by Julie Cefalu.  Pattern designed by Jacquelnne Steves.

Thank you for visiting today! Have a wonderful week.

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

626 thoughts on “Happy Little Things BOM block 1

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. I like small projects especially now when I have family staying in my sewing/guestroom including mini quilt wall hangings, table toppers and SAYG.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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:-)

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. 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!

  12. Love mini quilts…you can use scraps and incorporate so many fun little things that would get lost in a big quilt.

    1. 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!

  13. I made my first mini quilt a couple of months ago. I found the process a bit difficult, but I want to make another.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. I love minis, and have made several – from 2 feet down to 2 inches. I love the fussy cut centers on these blocks!

  17. ive only been quilting about a year. I havent done any mini quilts but I just might try it with this one!

  18. 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

  19. I haven’t made a pieced mini. One paper pieced 6 inch feathered star about did me in. However this project looks doable.

  20. 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.

  21. A mini quilt allows me not to get too bored too quickly and I can always finish one quickly to give as a gift.

  22. 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

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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!

  26. I have never made a mini ( unless you count my doll blankets I made as a child ), not sure if they count though.

  27. 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~.

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. 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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  32. 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.

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. Are you kidding me!!!! My absolute favorite thing! I love throwing in a mini between large projects – instant gratification I always say!

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. I want to make a mini quilt. I have not yet. I make quilts for friends and family, and that keeps my machine running!

  41. 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

  42. 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.

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. 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.

  46. I do enjoy making mini and small quilts. They can be completed in a shorter amount of time and are so cute.

  47. 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!

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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.

  51. Mini quilts are fun to do once in awhile. I find they challenge your piecing skills. Smaller doesn’t mean easy!

  52. 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!

  53. I enjoy making mini quilts because I can quilt them myself, whereas larger quilts are too cumbersome for my home sewing machine.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. I love the challenge of the mini quilts as well as they make great quilt decor for my end tables and such.

  59. 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.

  60. 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!

  61. 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

  62. 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.

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. I’m a new quilter so have only made baby sized quilts so far. But I think I might enjoy making tiny quilts!

  66. 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.

  67. 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!

  68. 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.

  69. 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″.

  70. 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

  71. I like making mini quilts especially after I have finished a big project. They don’t take near the time the big one did.

  72. I am a beginner quilter. Still have lots to learn. So making a small quilt might help when tackling a larger one

  73. 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.

  74. I have made 3 inch blocks for pin cushions but have never made a mini quilt. I usually make bed size quilts.

  75. Yes, I love making mini quilts. I need to learn different binding techniques for them. Some are very fiddly and I get frustrated.

  76. 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 !

  77. 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.

  78. 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.

  79. 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!

  80. 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:)

  81. YES i love mini’s..they are perfect for pillow tops, or my mini quilt holder, and for quick projects for seasonal decorating. 🙂 THANKSSSSS

  82. 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!

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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 🙂

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. I’ve never made a mini quilt using different blocks, so I might try your mini version as well as the full-size quilt.

  94. I made miniatures many, many years ago…but yours are so adorable I think I might be inspired to give it a whirl again!

  95. 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.

  96. Oh those fussy cut birds are the cutest!! I’ve never made a mini quilt, but am willing to give it a go, soon

    1. With 7 children and 23 grands, mini quilts are just perfect for decorating to each person’s style! Love them!

  97. 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 🙂

  98. I’ve hand made and quilted mini quilts years ago, but much prefer larger projects using my sewing machine this days.

  99. 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!

  100. 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!

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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)!

  105. 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

  106. 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.

  107. 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!!

  108. 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.

  109. 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.

  110. I discovered paper piecing for miniature quilts and have made several. They are so much fun and the results are beautiful.

  111. 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!

  112. 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.

  113. 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.

  114. I’ve never made a mini quilt; and although they are lovely, the thought of making something that small makes me nervous.

  115. 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.

  116. I haven’t tried mini-quilts but now may be a fun time to give it a try. Thanks for sharing your technique.

  117. I have never tried to make a mini quilt block before. You have inspired me to try. Yours is adorable. Thank you

  118. 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.

  119. I love doing minis and have been making them for our guild’s auction that benefits breast cancer groups.

  120. 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!

  121. 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

  122. I enjoy the smaller quilts as I can use them as wall hangings. But the larger ones we need for warmth and cuddling!!

  123. 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.

  124. 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!

  125. 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)

  126. I absolutely love making mini quilts! I have won two ribbons, (one second place, one third place), for mine in the past.

  127. 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.

  128. 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.

  129. 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!

  130. 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.

  131. 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)

  132. 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

  133. 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)

  134. 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!!!

  135. I like to make Mini Quilts as an ( often) quick gift for wall hanging like the ones I hang in my front window.

  136. 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.

  137. 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.

  138. 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!

  139. 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.

  140. 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.

  141. 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.

  142. 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

  143. 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.

    1. 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!

  144. 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.

  145. I enjoy making mini quilt projects. It doesn’t take long to finish and you feel GREAT when your done!

  146. 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!!!

  147. 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.

    1. Sometimes a mini quilt is just the right project for a particular person. I like the feeling of accomplishment in finishing one…

  148. I love ❤️ making small or mini quilts. They are budget friendly and I can usually take them along with me to work on them

  149. 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..

  150. Just finished a mini quilt top. It was fun but ALL those seams in a small space were challenging at times

  151. 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.

  152. 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.

  153. 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!

  154. 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.

  155. 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……

  156. 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.

  157. Mini quilts fancinate me. I’ve started a couple of mini projects but haven’t finished them yet. Thanks for your giveaway.

  158. 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.

  159. 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.

  160. 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.

  161. Mini quilts are not my favorite, you cannot put them on your bed or snuggle with them. Love to look at them!

  162. 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!

  163. 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:)

  164. 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!

  165. 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.

  166. 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.

  167. I haven’t made a mini in quite awhile, though the quick turn around on a finished project would be a great satisfaction ❣️

  168. I love mini quilts for two reasons. First I hang them like I would pictures. Secondly us seniors on strict budgets can use our scraps! Thanks for doing this!

  169. Oops, I need another project like the proverbial hole in the head, but jumped in. I’ve chosen a fabric range and just posted my block #1 on IG.
    @susansquiltstudio

  170. I have made many size quilts. The mini quilts let you explore different techniques so yes I like minis especially if you have a print to use in the center. I was thinking Christmas cardinals might look nice.

  171. I love having having the option to make a mini quilt. It’s been awhile since I’ve made any . Sew looking forward to it

  172. I love other people’s miniatures and may try a miniature of this one since you are providing cutting instructions. I am always afraid I won’t shrink it appropriately.

  173. Enjoyed your blog post. I love looking at mini quilts and their intricate work, but have not made one – I am more of a bed size quilt maker.

  174. I love making mini quilts as I am a beginner and it is nice to be able to make a nice project, but not have all the “size” to deal with. I live is SC and love using little throws… and smaller sizes are perfect for me! Looking forward to this quilt along!

  175. I’ve made a few mini art quilts which featured a center applique with a border. Your sweet pieced block has inspired me to give that a try.

  176. The mini quilt block is adorable, but I prefer stitching more of a full size block because I’m just over a year into quilting. Personally, I think mini blocks/quilts require more precision and I’m still perfecting my skills!

  177. Not much of a fan of minis, I like big quilts. I used to do lots of hand work and haven’t space to hand them all so I’d rather put quilts on beds or the couch. But I love to look at them and admire the tiny work. Thanks.

  178. While I do love them, I have a very hard time with small pieces which is weird cause I have small hands! The fabric is so adorable.

  179. I love making mini quilts! Which is how i know that I’ll never make it through my fabric stash – those minis just don’t take much fabric to make. It seems like I put away just as much fabric as I pulled when I make a mini quilt project. Oh well!

  180. I love the look of mini blocks, and I think this would be a great opportunity to give it a try. So I might just do it. Thanks for the cutting instructions!

  181. I usually make crib size or queen size quilts, but lately I’ve been thinking about trying mini blocks so I can try blocks I an intrigued about and not use too much fabric and still get them done quickly. (Tiny seams, you know!)

  182. Min quilts. Depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to sew “fussy” and then embellish with little bit of cute. Sometimes no.

  183. At the moment I’m making 5 baby quilts with a sixth baby due soon. My nieces and nephews should have coordinated better I love mini quilts and always smile to myself when I hear, “they’re small so they will be faster and easier to make!”

  184. Thank you for the mini version, these are such simple blocks, I’m going to try it! That fabric is darling, I went to the site, got excited because I thought it was still available, and then noticed the 2017! It doesn’t diminish it’s cuteness!
    Happy sewing!

  185. I made 4 mini wall hangings this year from “simple whatnots” by Kim Diehl. It was a challenge but I learned a lot about cutting pressing and sewing accurately. I like the idea of making Happy Little Things in the mini version. Thank you for the cutting instructions. Love your website

  186. Hi, I’m not sure if I like to make mini quilts but enjoy making full size quilts, embroidery, crocheting and many other things.

  187. I haven’t tried a mini quilt before because I live in a house that is over 120 years old. Between all the closet and window placements and the limited wall space I don’t have anywhere to hang them. I see adorable ones I would love to make!

  188. I don’t like mini quilts – yet. I’m willing to try if my fingers are up to it. Love your idea of both fussy cutting and using Christmas fabrics (my fave). Who knows. This might be my first mini pattern to use.

    1. I have never wanted to make mini quilts because I already have a hard time making regular size one. Lol. I will try it one day
      . thank you.

  189. Very clever how you’ve done your first block! Sweet prints, too. I love minis and all small projects. I have a vrey small space and like to decorate seasonally … so lots of spring/summer/autumn/winter/holiday minis to hang and put out!! 🙂

  190. I guess the only mini-quilt I’ve ever attacked would be a mug rug, pot holder or casserole caddy. They let me learn some good transferable techniques, but I don’t have wall-space to hang quilts and prefer to cuddle under one 🙂

  191. I love making mini quilts. They are quick to finish, a fun way to try a new technique or colour ways and easy to manipulate under my domestic machine when quilting. A most satisfying experience all round and easily given away. Janice.snell@gmail.com

  192. I do like making mini quilts because I can finally finish something, or I can try out a new technique. Also, when a creative idea or impulse strikes, I can get right to it with a mini.

  193. Mini quilts are my favorite to make and I am so glad you are including the instructions to make this BOM on a smaller scale. Thank you!!! Julie, as always, I love your choice in colors/theme for this quilt. I just wish I had that same line of fabric!

  194. I like the mini quilts I have seen others do. I do not usually do mini quilts, but I have seen quite a few lately that I would like to try.

  195. I am just now getting interested in mini blocks and quilts. I usually run from small pieces but am trying to “expand my horizons “. Looking forward to this project !

  196. I like mini quilts to hang in my living room on our fireplace. The fireplace is large and has no mantel so the quilts fill it in. I make mostly seasonal quilts.

  197. I am not a big fan of mini quilts. I like making large blocks that will make queen sized quilts. Thank you for the giveaway.

  198. Making a mini version in a Christmas theme is a wonderful idea. I’ve never made one, but think i’ll make one in a Christmas theme. I love yours.

  199. I love your mini block with the cute bird in the center block. I don’t normally make mini quilts, but I might put it on my bucket list.

  200. I have a love/hate relationship with miniatures. They definitely help to learn patience and precision with piecing.

  201. Julie, I have never made a mini-quilt, but have often considered it. Now that your generous help is offered, I think I will try it. Thank you!

    Shirley

  202. Yes, the mini quilts are my favorites to make – actually, they are the only kind I do make…mini and smaller with an occasional baby quilt! Thanks for the smaller version, Julie!

  203. I totally enjoy making mini quilts. Thank you for taking the time to design the mini versions of Jacqueline’s Happy Little Things quilt. I will be working on the QAL in full size and now you’ve motivated me to also do a mini version. Thanks Julie!

  204. Hello Julie, I always like your quilts, but no, I just never caught the bug for making the mini quilts. Quite a number of years ago, I fell in love with creating fabric postcards for quite some time, but when we moved I stopped making them and never started again. Crazy how that can happen. Anyhow, I will love watching your blog as this whole BOM unfolds and see what a lovely mini quilt you create! Have a superb day!

  205. Julie, your minis are so cute, that I wouldn’t mind making them! For me, making a mini depends on the design.

  206. I do like making mini blocks! I’m working on Dear Jane, very slow progress, and have been in a few swaps of 6′ blocks.

  207. I do like making mini quilts. The size is just right for a table topper in the center of my dining table. They add a bit of cheer.

  208. Yay for an awesome giveaway and lovely block of the month by Jacquelynne. Your block is adorable in the mini version! Yes, I make mini quilts with my leftovers from bigger projects!

  209. Mini quilts are a refreshing change for me – lately I’ve made king and queen size quilts. This mini will be fun!

  210. To be honest, I’ve never made mini blocks. I do love yours and looking forward to seeing more of your blocks

  211. I haven’t made a mini quilt yet, but yours is adorable. I’m going to be saving the instructions so I can make it after the BOM. Thank you for sharing it!

  212. I do like making mini quilts!! In the past, I’ve tended to make big bed sized quilts for gifts, but folks like smaller quilts just as much!
    Thanks for including details for the smaller version too!

  213. I love making mini quilts – Like to make them first to decide if I want to make a larger quilt like them.