I had noticed on Instagram recently that Make Modern Magazine were running a mini quilt competition (check it out on the hashtag #MMminimini) and so many cute quilts were popping up!
I was inspired to make one myself, mainly just to join in the fun, but also just to have a nice quick finish. I’ve been struggling with my sewing lately – I feel like there is so much else happening that I can’t get a run at it. I’ve got WIPs lying around everywhere but nothing is complete and it’s been making me feel a bit hopeless.
I photocopied the pattern down by 50% which made a 3″ square strawberry. A little bit fiddly but it came out well and it only took me about 45 minutes from start to finish. Not bad considering I haven’t done any paper piecing for over a year and I’m very rusty!
I added a small border to square up the strawberry ready for binding, and quilted with a small cross hatch design using the width of my presser foot as a guide.
One mistake I made (I’ve done this before – when will I learn??) is that it doesn’t matter how big or small a quilt, binding should always be the same width! Duh. Looks OK on the front but the back is a bit of a disaster.
Nice to get a project done from start to finish! Now I really have to get a move on with my cushion covers – I’ve got 4 waiting to be sewn up and they’ve been waiting a while…