Monday, March 5, 2012

Nickel mini quilt

Nickel mini quilt
I made this mini quilt to enter the Modern Mini Challenge at Ellison Lane Quilts.  Be sure to check out all the mini quilts in the challenge!

Modern Mini Challenge

This mini quilt is just 16" square, perfect for a table topper or wall quilt.  This mini quilt is my interpretation of the traditional Dutch Rose quilt block.  

My mini quilt as a table topper

My mini quilt is made from nickel (5") charm squares since using nickels is what this blog is all about. I started a tutorial for this block but as I looked at the finished block, I saw another way to construct it that I think will be faster and easier.  I will post the tutorial soon.  The fabric I used is from the Fresh Mixerz collection by Jan Mullen.  I love this fabric line and am finally using it!  I am using it in my Ribbonry quilt also which is nearing completion and turning out better than I imagined.  Here's the final design for Ribbonry-

Ribbonry quilt design

I am linking to

Lily's Quilts

March Finishes


  1. Candace, I love all the swoon quilts and blocks out there. Yours is great too.

  2. I'm swooning over that mini! I love your fabrics. Such pretty colors! And the quilting really accents it beautifully! Congrats on a great finish and thanks for linking up.

    xo -E

  3. Hi Candace! I am popping by via your link on Lily's Quilts. I love the "5's" theme for your blog. Love that mini quilt. The ribbonary design is clever and is sure to be a beautiful quilt.

    Joan (

  4. Cute, I just love the Swoon block that is so popular right now.


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