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Thread: A few of My Miniature Quilts

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    You do great work. I love working with minis when the mood hits.

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    All are beautiful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    You have done a beautiful job with all three of them. They are wonderful eye candy.

    To add to the Mini virtual section-click on the tab "Add topic" at the top of your thread just above your first post.
    Is there a topic on this Board for Mini's? You say, "add to Mini virtual section"....where is that. I'm a huge lover of mini's.

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    At the top of the page - top line you will see the word "search". Just type in the word "mini" or "miniature" (or word or words for anything else you might want) to see if there has been anything posted about that subject on here. Not sure yet how refined you can get on the search. With a really good search engine you can get very specific - others not so much. Hope this helps.

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    WoW!

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    Thank you for sharing your pictures, I love minis.

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    LOVE your little quilts! Thanks for posting pics

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    Beautiful

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    Adorable! They look exactly like full-sized quilts!

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    Whew! My hat is off to you on these. I've just done one 3 inch block so far and that was so hard I don't know I'll do another ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixfido
    Adorable! They look exactly like full-sized quilts!
    Thanks. They are suppose to look like full size quilts except for their ration of reduction to a full-size quilt.

    3-4" blocks are the normal block size for a miniature. The ratio is 1 to 4, so if a block pattern used in a full-sized quilt is 12" then to reproduce that quilt, your block sizes would be 3". Overall max dimensions 96" or no larger than 24" x 24". Making authentic miniature doll house quilts size-wise is something different. I wouldn't do a pieced doll-house size miniature, but might consider doing a whole cloth or appliqued.

    Just as an aside note:

    I am not sure if my landscape quilt or Autumn Memories art quilt could be considered miniature - yes, they meet the overall dimension requirements, but have not been able to find out how to determine the "block" ratio requirements as they don't have blocks. You can have a quilt with pieced blocks (example - 6" blocks in a 4 x 4 setting and it would not be a miniature but would be considered a "small quilt". Perhaps someone out there has more current information. I haven't been in my miniature quilt club for several years to be aware of any new published guidelines.

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    Love all 3.

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    Wonderful :thumbup:

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    Wonderful job on all three of your minis ! Thanks for sharing.

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    These are awesome...great job!! Were do you find the patterns for these???

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    Your quilts are astoundingly beautiful!

    Question - are miniature quilts harder to sew because of the size of fabric pieces?

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    All 3 of your little quilts are gorgeous!! Good Job!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladyshuffler
    These are awesome...great job!! Were do you find the patterns for these???
    My Little Rocky Road is a mini version of a Fons and Porter pattern they called "Chatanooga Choo Choo. It was published in the Aug/Sep 2003 Fons & Porter magazine. The quilt was for a F&P contest which challenged us to take a full size quilt from one of their magazines published in 2003-2004 and reduce it to a miniature. I might be slightly mathmatically challenged too, so it really wasn't that easy figuring out what size to cut the pieces for the blocks.

    Chitra Publications used to publish a miniature quilt magazine, but the publications stopped 4-5 years ago. That was a sad day. I think I might have gotten that second pattern (the Dresden Plates) from one of those mags. Will have to look through my mini pattern books - as I believe the same pattern was in one of those too.

    The mini OBW was inspired by a Bethany Reynolds quilt pattern for a queen size quilt called "The Diamond Ring" taken from her book "Magic Stack -n- Whack". I just reduced the 45 degree wedges to 3" ones. Most of my pattern books for miniature quilts were purchased on Amazon under the new/used area. So many of the books are out of publication, and when you can find them for sale - are usually pretty pricey. Deals are out there tho.

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    Yum, yum, yummy mini quilts!

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    Cute! I'm a sucker for the minis!

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    Those are adorable

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    YOU DID IT AGAIN ....GREAT...Calla

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    oh i love your mini,s,you should give a class on how to make them

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    They are ALL wonderful !!


    Quote Originally Posted by Janquiltz
    I re-sized the full-size Fon's & Porter Chatanooga Choo-Choo pattern to make My Little Rocky Road (16" x 22") for a Fon's & Porter 2004 Mini Challenge Contest. I made it scrappy to force myself "out-of-the-box" for me and used Civil War Reproduction fabrics. When I made this I was a beginning quilter. It was not paperpieced or strip pieced (should have counted all those squares). The center area is machine quilted, and the border is hand quilted.

    The second quilt was machine pieced, hand appliqued, and hand quilted. The plates are made from 1930's (? & 1940's) fabric I won on eBay. Measures 16 1/2" x 20 1/2"

    OBW can be done in mini and this was one of the samples I used in a class I taught in one of my Miniature Quilt Club meetings.

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