Merge Embroidery and Patchwork to make a stunning mini quilt

I was given a copy of the book Make it Mini by Bev McCullough so that I could participate in the book tour. The project and opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links where a portion of sales made through the links may result in a small commission to me. For full affiliate disclosure see the legal tab in the footer.

What do you get when you merge embroidery and patchwork? Absolute gorgeousness! Today it is my turn on the Make it Mini book tour and I can’t wait to share with you just how delightful this book is.

Add texture to your mini quilt with embroidered details

Embroidery adds so much texture and whimsy to this mini quilt. The simple motifs were very quick to stitch up. In order to have the mini quilt coordinate with my Be Kind mini quilt, I used the same bee shape from that pattern for my bee on this mini quilt.

I love how the scrappy “plaid” frames the embroidery, helping it to stand out. There are only three embroidery stitches used in this mini quilt- back stitch, running stitch and satin stitch. It’s a great way to practice some embroidery without having to get super fancy.

Here is a fun embroidered Word Ornament project if you are looking for more simple ways to practice your embroidery.

Patchwork makes for beautiful details

I decided to opt for a scrappy rainbow look for my version of this sweet project. Lori Holt fabrics were used for the colors. A darling low volume from Sue Daly’s fabric line Abby’s Garden was the background. Both made for a fun and bright quilt. I used three hues for each block and I just love how happy it looks.

Find more projects in Make It Mini

There are so many fun projects in this book each one allowing you to merge embroidery and patchwork. Deciding which one I wanted to make for the blog tour was tough. Not only are the designs fun- there have been so many gorgeous makes on the blog tour. If you want to check out all the fun mini quilts, head to Bev’s blog for links to all of them.

I hope you’ll check out the book and make a mini today! Happy Sewing- Amy

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