Thursday, July 24, 2014

Fun-Size Quilts

Thursday, July 24, 2014
If you love mini quilts, and you loved my Skip the Borders book, today is your lucky day! Two of my Skip the Borders quilts are featured in a new book that's available now, Fun-Size Quilts.


Fun-Size Quilts includes 19 mini quilt patterns by 17 different designers. It's bursting with all kinds of mini quilt fun!

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Inside Fun-Size quilts, you'll find a mini version of my Skip the Borders cover quilt, "Four-Patch Shift".
This mini "Four-Patch Shift" finishes at 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" with 2" x 2" finished blocks. Yup, teeny tiny 2" blocks. Get out your Precision Stilettos for this one!



Quilt Details 
Fabric is Pick a Bunch by Nancy Mims for Robert Kaufman
Pattern - Mini Four Patch Shift
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 6/3/2012
Finished on 11/2/2012
Quilt measures - 12 1/4" x 16 1/4"


Here are some of the progress photos I shared on Instagram over two years ago!


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And you'll find a mini "White Stars" quilt!
This mini "White Stars" finishes at 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" with 4" x 4" finished blocks.


Quilt Details 
Fabric is assorted Tula Pink from my stash
Pattern - Mini White Stars
Designed by me
Quilted by Angela Walters
Started on 7/16/2013
Finished on 8/23/2013
Quilt measures - 12 1/4" x 16 1/4"


Here are some of the progress photos I shared on Instagram last year!



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I also posted this image & comment about 1/8" binding on Instagram last year. (Please note that the book includes directions for a 1/4" binding as 1/8" binding is really fuzzy and only crazy people like me decide to tackle it!!)



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This book is full of so many great quilts, I picked out a few from other designers to share with you.

This "To-Do List" quilt by Debbie Grifka of Esch House Quilts captures my idea of a perfect day!

"Tapa Cloth" by Natalie Barnes has a cool and calming feel to it.

Kim Jolly's cover quilt, "Sunshine," has a great modern-traditional spin to it.

"Starlight" by Elizabeth Dackson.

"Skyline" by Emily Herrick.

"Elongated Triangles" by Missy Shepler.

And "Stalagstripes" by Pippa Eccles Armbrester.

You can see more Fun-Size Quilts on Martingale's site.
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And you can win your own Fun-Sized Quilts eBook!

The Rules


1. Leave ONE comment to enter. Make sure your contact info is in your profile or that you leave it in the comment.

2. In your comment tell us which Fun-Size Quilt you're inspired to make from the book.

3. Comment entries must be left on this blog, www.jaybirdquilts.com, to be valid. Comments sent via E-mail, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media will not be counted.

4. Simple as that!!

You have till 9PM PST on Wednesday, July 30th to enter. 

Winner will be selected by 
Good luck!

© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

245 comments:

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Anonymous said...

The white stars quilt is one I would like to make.

Cindy Maki said...

Kim Jolly's cover quilt, "Sunshine,".

SunflowerSkies said...

I really like the design of Skyline!

Cindy Maki said...

I think I would like to make the Herringbone mini. I just can't seem to match the blocks. Maybe a mini would help.

bridget said...

I would love to make the hedgehog quilt!

Donna W said...

"Tapa Cloth" by Natalie Barnes. I just like the way it makes me feel when I look at it.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Foxes for sure!! So darn cute!!

Katie said...

Love the fox one! Thanks!

Gale said...

Tapa Cloth by Natalie Barns will be my first one, then probably at least one of each. They are all so clever and yummy.

Kelly Wilson said...

I have tons of FQs (they are like candy - or crack). I like the little fox one on the front. I love her work! Thanks for the opportunity to cut into my stash. notwendy gmail

Renea said...

I really like the cute Hedgehog quilt. Thanks for the giveaway.

lvkwilt said...

I love this book but would start with Starlight...thanks for the giveaway!

Sewgirl said...

I like the Skyline quilt…looks like it would be great for leftover strips!

Whitney said...

Starlight looks so cool.

Joan H. said...

I would like to make the White Stars quilt.

Cindy said...

I don't know all the names, but your white star, the sunshine quilt, the foxes, sew list, elizabeth dackson's star one, and more. cdahlgren at live dot com

KittyAnn said...

Which? :D Can't pick just ONE! I'll be doing your Four Patch Shift and Debbie Grifka's To Do List first thing! Love all the quilts in this book, amazing!

Unknown said...

Starlight really catches my eye.

Unknown said...

I love them all. I guess my favorites are the white star and the four patch shift.

Thank you for offering this and also for making this available on the Kindle.

Helen said...


Your Four Patch Shift is such a cute mini, and I'd like to try Skyline too.

Jess Burns said...

I would either make the hedgehogs or the foxes.

I think I'm not a no-reply, but just in case: jhunsberger (at) gmail (d0t) c0m

G&G said...

I Love White Stars ! so many ways to use it !!

Emily said...

Very fun book! Tapa Cloth is my favorite :)

Tonya Love said...

I'm inspired by the White Stars! Lovely!

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I am torn between Tapa Cloth and Sunshine, but I would probably make them in that order, so Tapa Cloth is my pick.
Looks like a great book with a lot of my favorite quilters represented.

Kimberly said...

I'd like to make the Hedgehog Heyday.
misskim139 [at] yahoo [dot] com

jellybean said...

Hedgehog heyday by Cheri Leffler.
I'm a sucker for hedgies

Anna said...

Eventually all of them, but I think I would have to start with those foxes, for a wee babe on the way!

Pamela said...

Got to be Stalagstripes - couldn't not make it with a name like that! And it's pretty darn cute to boot.

Marcia B said...

White Stars and Four Patch Shift both caught my eye!

Sharon said...

I love your 'Skip the Borders' book cause borders aren't my favorite. I would make the little Foxes Mini or the SEW SEW SEW, which is what I wish I could do most days. Laundry does pile up, HAH! Thanks for the giveaway.

Deb said...

I do like your two. But sew sew sew is first sewn.

Diane Beavers said...

Tapa Cloth" by Natalie Barnes .
It's just too calming. Need that feel in my sewing room. THank you for the opportunity

Jeannine said...

I love Skyline, but will probably make several. I love smaller projects for gifts

Unknown said...

The Sunshine quilt looks like fun! emily@reznechek.com

Unknown said...

I love all things mini! It is hard to choose, but I would do white stars or sunshine first. Thanks for the chance to win

Mary said...

Perhaps - I like the name of this quilt because it fits my 'good' intentions - perhaps I will find the time or energy to make this quilt.

Karen said...

I want to try Elongated Triangles!

jrt14 said...

I like the white star quilt and could see myself making that pattern. This book looks like it could be lots of fun. Thank you for a chance to win.

Anne said...

Fun is the operative word for these quilts. White stars is truly eye catching. I would need to make Sunshine too!

Weatherbee ;) said...

This looks like such a fun book! So many great quilts. I love the Foxes featured on the cover, but I also really like your White Stars, so pretty!!

Alexis said...

I love the stalagcites quilts (not sure of spelling). Triangles are looking good to me these days. Thanks! :)

Jacqueline Frances said...

Hi there,
I made a full-size version of Four patch Shift, right after I got your book for Christmas. I gave it away so quickly, that I didn't have a chance to take a photo!!! I would definatley make the mini version for myself. Second in line would be Sew, Sew, Sew!!!
Thanks for the giveaway,
Jacqueline in Pitt Meadows
Check out my blog:
http://www.quilt-sewhappy.blogspot.com

Unknown said...

Love me some stars, and the white centers are such a treat, but my heart belongs to Fox in a Box, if I have to pick just one!

Unknown said...

I would start with the mini white stars, and then do the four patch shift - they are both so cute.

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