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Mimi Kicks Stash - Part II

April 16th, 2007

Well Mimi is back to her sunshiny self again and eager to start on her first project. Gotta love that nap-time! We’re putting that whole Mimi-gone-wild rotary cutting incident behind us and starting fresh. Fabric… piecing… bliss.

Mimi is so excited to have friends quilt-a-long with her, that she’s asked me to start a Quilt-A-Long flickr group for this project. Actually, she’s over my shoulder watching me type and wants to speak for herself…

I do so hope you want to come out and play with me! I can’t crochet. I can’t knit. I can’t cook. But… I can sew. And I will. So since this is my first quilt, it’s going to be a small one - and I’m thinking it should be quick to make too. I’m using Mum’s stash for this project - only because she said I couldn’t get new fabrics until I used some of the old ones. Yeesh. Ok, whatever.

Anyhoo… my mum promised she’d start me a flickr group so we can see, and oooh, and ahhh… and be inspired from each other’s little Quilt-A-Long quilts. I think it would be really cool to see what kinds of fabrics are used and how this little quilt finishes… especially if one decides to make modifications or be different (how cool would that be!). I’ll let Mum type again. I think she’s got more instructions. Blah, blah, blah.

Make twelve units of each three different fabric combinations:

- Three 2½” square prints

- Two 2½” square prints, one 2½” solid/white square

- One 2½” square print, one 2½” x 4½” solid/white rectangle

Note: All seams are ¼” for entire project.

Make twelve 9-Patches:

At this point you will have a total of 36) units that measure at 2½” x 6½”. Now you will take your units to make them into 12) 9-patches.

Before you start sewing, you may want to click on this photo to better see the pressing direction so your pieces nest nicely. You don’t need a good bra for nice sharps points… just good pressing.

If you’ve gone chop suey and sewed your prints randomly, you can skip this part. If you’ve sewn your colors in all the same spot for each block, you will want to then make 6) blocks one way, and the other 6) blocks with a rotatation of your three-print unit (example: yellow/green/purple fabric in photo). Just a little something that will come into play later on. I guess you just have to wait to find out why! Your 9-patch blocks will measure at 6½” (unfinished).

Mimi Kicks Stash Quilt-A-Long
[PART I] [PART II] [PART III] [PART IV] [flickr]

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12 Responses

  1. The fabulous beki_lamb allegedly said:

    I love the colors your using!

  2. The fabulous Sarah allegedly said:

    I really want to do this, and I am going to do this, I am just late starting.

  3. The fabulous kathleen allegedly said:

    SWEET! You put mimi to work! I’m off to go peek at the flickr group. :)

  4. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    This is fun! And I am caught up! This will be my first pieced creation EVER.

  5. The fabulous Pieces allegedly said:

    Oh, and which way should I press the block seams?

  6. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    The block seams can be pressed in any way you like, and can always be re-pressed in a different direction later on. You’ll just have to trust me… you’ll understand why later on as Mimi’s mystery unfolds. ;)

    I’m so excited you guys want to play along! This is a no time limit and no deadline quilt-a-long! Though more fun if you do this now and push all your other projects aside! :)

  7. The fabulous Lisa allegedly said:

    You will absolutely become addicted to quilting…love your fabric choices. Posted a couple of mine finished on the flikr group, when it’s light I’ll take a pic of one of my work in progress quilts.

  8. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I bought my Kona cotton today. It is nice, just like you said! I never knew.

  9. The fabulous Lauri allegedly said:

    “I can’t crochet. I can’t knit. I can’t cook. But… I can sew.” Well! Mimi is MY KINDA girl! Guess I’ll just have to do this along with her.

    Can I ask one question though? What is the finished size going to be? Or can you not tell us that? lol!

  10. The fabulous Monica allegedly said:

    I don’t want to give too much away with “Mimi’s” little mystery quilt… but it *can* finish at 26” x 32”. And that’s just a suggestion… personalization and deviation from the completed pattern is always encouraged! Next installment coming soon!

  11. The fabulous Lauri allegedly said:

    OK-that’s good! I know it’s kind of a “surprise!” quilt, but I just don’t wanna get in over my head…I gotta make a purse and a doll size quilt for 2 different swaps.

    But…I think I’ll go ahead and quilt along with Mimi, because I’ve been wanting to do something for myself…I’ll just be a little behind!

  12. The fabulous Jennifer Paganelli allegedly said:

    Monica….love your little tutorials I may have to jump in when it works for my schedule…love it all and you!! Jennifer

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