Friday, June 7, 2019

Petunia Patch Mini

Finally I get to share the tiny Petunia Patch blocks from last week! Here she is, the third Petunia Patch quilt from the Scrappy and Happy Quilts book (affiliate link), this time in a mini size.

Petunia Patch 1 and Petunia Patch Mini quilts

Remember Petunia Patch 1 was bigger than I wanted, measuring 49" x 49" because of 9" blocks? And that I wondered about the quilt's ultimate purpose? Well, for the moment, I decided to use it as the larger quilt in the local fair's 'Mini Me' contest. 

Petunia Patch 1 and Petunia Patch Mini quilts full on
                              Petunia Patch 1 and Petunia Patch Mini

After making Petunia Patch 2 with 7" blocks, I realized the blocks were very forgiving for resizing. Why not make an even smaller version specifically for the contest? With 3" blocks, Petunia Patch Mini measures in around 17" x 17". That fits the contest criteria of "the block must be less than half the size".

This little unfinished block measures 3 1/2" x 3 1/2", which is a third the size of the original.

Petunia Patch 3 inch mini block

Though not necessary, I placed all of the little petunias in the same positions as on the big quilt, Petunia Patch 1,

Petunia Patch 1 and Mini quilts fabric placements

even situating directional fabrics the same. 

Petunia Patch 1 fabric orientation
                                               Petunia Patch 1  

Petunia Patch Mini fabric orientation
                                              Petunia Patch Mini

Ditto for the green stems. Check out how the strip size really changes the look of the fabric print.

Petunia Patch 1 fabric closeup
                                           Petunia Patch 1

Petunia Patch Mini fabric closeup
                                       Petunia Patch Mini

Crazy me even miniaturized the Robinia pantograph to 39%, 

Petunia Patch mini with small Robina pantograph

though I wished I had used a thinner thread. I'm certainly not un-stitching all of that!

Petunia Patch Mini quilting closeup

Petunia Patch 2 now lives with her new owner, while Petunia Patch 1 and Petunia Patch Mini are hanging at the fair - I can't wait to see all of the quilts this year! More to come about the fair on Monday.

Happy Quilting!

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  1. I love them all but I think the mini stole my heart!

  2. Hi Susan! This is so stinkin' cute. I love it next to the bigger sized piece, and all the care you took in laying out the blocks in the same order really shows. It truly is a miniature version of the original. Love it! ~smile~ Roseanne

  3. That is cute as can be! What a fun idea to make a mini version of a bigger quilt! I bet that will be an interesting exhibit at the fair.

  4. How fun to see the big and small versions together! The mini is simply adorable :)

  5. Well done! It looks great as a mini. That's a tiny block.


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