Hello! I want to stop in and remind everyone about the Minis and More parade coming up on September 1st (did I just write “September”?). This month’s pattern is the Mini Juniper quilt by Fig Tree & Company, and it’s a very fun little quilt!
While I wouldn’t classify this as a new beginner pattern, I believe anyone can make it if they are confident with their ¼″ seam allowance. There are bias edges to worry about, but careful handling of the fabric can really help with that.
Joanna offers tips for working with these pieces throughout her pattern, and as she suggests in the pattern, her Craftsy class on angles Smarter Strip Quilting is really a terrific way to learn to work with diamonds, including the diamonds in this pattern.
Michele has recently posted a few tips about this pattern here (her blocks are super cute)…and…I should also mention that the blocks are over-sized and then trimmed, so that also gives you a little extra wiggle room. If you need to, you can even trim the blocks slightly smaller than called for and then adjust the sizes of the sashing, post and border pieces accordingly.
I’ve decided on my post fabric, but need to choose sashing so I can set these together.
Fabrics: Greens are from three different Fig Tree collections: Somerset, Aloha Girl, and Farmhouse. The tree base triangles and tree trunks are from Farmhouse, and the background is Moda Dottie in a light tan.
Hope you are sewing along…thanks so much for stopping by!