I was inspired to make this mini after I recently spent a wonderful weekend in the mountains in Utah sewing my heart out. I not only got to spend the weekend surrounded by the beautiful Day Sail collection (sponsored by Moda) but because none other than Camille Roskelley was at the retreat. I was really inspired by all of Camille's adorable mini quilts and came up with this fun and really easy mini quilt of my own....
I really wanted the blocks to resemble the sail boat's wind sails and I hope I did! This quilt is so fast and easy because it is made up of four paper pieced blocks. No need to worry about cutting and piecing perfect half-rectangles! Yay! So, let's get started!
Download Pattern HERE!
Fabric Requirements:1 Charm Pack ((20) 5" x 5" total)
3/8 yard of background ((16) 5"x5" total)
1/4 yard (FQ friendly) for sashing
1/4 yard for binding
1/4 yard and 5 charm squares for the backing
Suggested Cutting Instructions: Please note these are for paper piecing and rough estimates. Feel free to use larger pieces to ensure coverage. This is what worked for me!
Sashing: Cut (6) 1.5" x 10; (3) 1.5" x 22"
Binding: (5) 2.5" x 23" (width of fat quarter) stripsPrinting Instructions: You will need to print out 4 copies of the paper piecing template located at the end of the printable pattern I've provided here. Piecing Instructions and Tips:
I like to fold my fabric on the printed stitch line so I can line up the fabric accurately.
I also like to leave all my papers in until the top is finished. It helps me keep an accurate seam allowance.
For the backing, I just used a fat quarter and added the charms to make it big enough. Now you can baste and quilt as desired!