Little Quilts SAL Round-Up: February, March and April

LittleQuilts.LTWe are hosting a sew along over on Threadbias in 2015! Members of the group will be sewing from the Little Quilts book by Sarah Fielke and Amy Lobsinger. Feel free to join us any time – if you are not a member of Threadbias yet, go ahead and sign up (it’s free!) and then find the Little Quilts group and click the “join” button. That’s it! Hope to see you there!

To get more detail on each project in this post, click on either the image or the link to go to the maker’s project page.

Because I was in New Hampshire for nearly 10 weeks, I did not have a chance to do the round-ups beginning in February…so this post will cover three months of round ups!

February’s choice for the sew-along was My Heart – an adorable mini quilt that pairs sweet hearts with windmills. The quilt uses reverse applique. It is the perfect project for those cute little novelty prints which can be fussy cut for the center of the hearts.

MyHeart.AudreyAudrey chose a bold color palette and customized her piece with buttons.

MyHeart.MargaretMargaret used a softer color scheme for a soothing look.

MyHeart.MaryMary paired lavender and turquoise for a stunning version.


Katie’s mini has a decidedly country feel.

MyHeart.LuvStitchingLuv Stitching used traditional prints in blue and red to make her mini pop.

MyHeart.MimuMimuscraft decided to mix things up and created her own, more simplified version of this mini.

MyHeart.WendyI decided to keep things lively with bright colors and some modern text fabrics.

MyHeart.CathieCathie used subtle colors to create a serene project.

March’s project was Paper Dolls – an adorable mini that uses  a little woolen fabric, hand applique and the opportunity to customize the dollies.

PaperDolls.MargaretMargaret’s dollies look adorable in their calico-style dresses.

PaperDolls.CathieCathie customized her dolls’ dresses with lace and hand embroidered their eyes.

PaperDolls.MimuMimuscraft’s version is a great example of how easy it is to customize this project – she added faces, special hair, different outfits, and created a boy and girl!

PaperDolls.WendyI had some fun adding a bit of ribbon to one of the dresses.

PaperDolls.GardencrafterGardencrafter used small scale prints to create traditional dresses for her dolls.

April’s project was Polka-Dot-Baskets – a fun way to use up favorite prints, it uses raw-edge applique to create a more improvisational look.

PolkaDotBaskets.MargaretMargaret was the only brave soul to finish this project by the end of April. She chose gorgeous Liberty fabrics and some linen to create a lovely mini that reminds us Spring is here!

I hope you’ll come back in a month to see the beautiful finishes for May – we have chose Fans of May (appropriate, yes?) and this is a gorgeous project that is sure to inspire!

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    • Mary on May 5, 2015 at 12:48

    So many great little minis! Thanks for blogging about them.

    • Elisabeth on May 10, 2015 at 17:50

    So sorry to hear about your friend. Sending a hug. Missed your blog. Love your quilting posts. Thinking of learning, it looks like so much fun.

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