Another Monday, another mini! So this week I decided to try Maureen Cracknell's awesome Herringbone Quilt but I micro-sized it. I feel like I make so many things either bigger or smaller, not sure what that says about me but I like to think it keeps things interesting around here ;-)
Maureen wrote a wonderful tutorial on her blog right here. I used her method and just changed the sizes, which I'm happy to share with you. I included a few process photos here so you get the idea but Maureen's are way prettier!
This mini took 15"x18" of batting, sub-cut into strips 2.5"x18". I used a pile of Amy Butler scraps, one fat quarter for the backing and two 2.5"xWOF strips for the binding.
Mark the angles on each strip of batting. I used the 45 degree angle but you do whatever you like. I think NOT marking them and making a wonky one would be fantastic too. Oh and one made of just solids and and and...sorry, distracted!
The way you start is with one strip right side UP along the pencil line you marked and another strip right side DOWN along the same line. Sew along with 1/4" seam allowance. Press open. Keep adding strips the same way, all right sides DOWN - the first strip is the only one that you lay on there right side up.
When you have all the batting covered flip it over and trim off the edges. That's it! Seriously easy-peasy.
You then join your strips and press the seam allowances open. I felt that I had enough going on that I wanted to keep the quilting simple so I just quilted along the side of each strip, which also joined it to the backing. Done!
This finished at 12"x18" and I couldn't be happier with it.
So today is the day all the sewing world rejoices and the heavens part and the angels sing because it's Sew Mama Sew GIVEAWAY DAY!! Whoohoo! I love it and I'm giving away this mini as part of the fun.
All you have to do is leave me a comment (if you're a no reply blogger please make sure you leave an email too) I'd love to know what fun holiday projects you're sewing as gifts this year! And gifts for yourself totally count ;-)
If you'd like to follow me here or on Bloglovin or IG I'd be thrilled but it's not required. Giveaway is open until Friday at midnight EST, winner announced Saturday.
As always, a HUGE thank you for taking the time to stop by and Happy Giveaway Day!
UPDATE: Thanks so much for playing along and all the comments! Mr. RNG picked #41,