I started a new mini quilt project yesterday to acknowledge the current pandemic situation. I wanted to make something small and quick, but something a little cheeky to hang in my guest bathroom. Can you guess what it is? Keep reading!
This little mini quilt uses foundation paper piecing, but it is a good pattern for beginners because there are no tiny pieces and only two sections to join together. You can use regular copy paper to print your foundations if you don’t have any “fancy” foundation paper.
I also want to recommend using the new Olison mini project iron for your foundation paper piecing projects. It is small, lightweight, and works great for small projects. I keep my mini project iron next to the left of my sewing machine on a small ironing table. I can flip, press, and trim my foundations without needing to move over to my big ironing station.
These mini irons come in pink or yellow, and Oliso is currently having a sale on them so they are a great deal! You also get a silicone solemate so that you can leave your iron on in the down position. I do get a small percentage of the sale if you purchase through my link, which helps fund the costs of this blog.
Here’s a look at my pink mini iron in action. I do like to use a small wool pressing mat under my irons for crisper seams. Remember, do not use steam when foundation paper piecing because it will shrink your paper!
This mini quilt is a free pattern available from Mitchie at Miso Quilty called “Keep Calm and Roll On.” She has the block available in 3 sizes, but I selected to make the smallest size at 8-inches by 8-inches before adding borders.
I used fabrics from my stash, digging deep to find just the right background print for maximum cuteness!
- Ramblings from P&B Textiles for the toilet paper
- Netorious in Pink from Cotton + Steel for the toilet paper roll hole on the top
- The Warm Fuzzies by Sarah Watts for Cotton + Steel (2017) for the background/borders
- Aurifil silver white #2309 for all the piecing
I cut my bear borders slightly larger at 3-1/4″ so that I could see more of the bears.
Don’t you just love those bear faces? To me, they are saying, “hey, humans, what’s going on with your toilet paper shortage?”
In my next post, I’ll show you how I quilted this fun little mini quilt.
Until then, I hope you have enough toilet paper rolls! 🙂