flea market fancy for the walls

I don’t make too many mini quilts, and now I’m wondering why not. This was so fun to make, quick to quilt, and makes for some great art for a blank wall!

As I mentioned before, this little quilt is made up of all the tiny scrap triangles from my Swoon quilt. Typically those would be something I’d probably end up tossing, so the fact that I actually made something from them makes me like this quilt even more!

I looked at these triangles for a long time and couldn’t come up with a design I liked. Then I received a copy of Jacquie and Katie‘s fabulous Quilting Modern book. As soon as I saw their Swirling Medallion quilt I knew I had my answer. Their fun stitch and flip technique adds a little extra color and some fun wonkiness that my half square triangles were lacking.

I limited the quilting to the white sections and used a bunch of straight line quilting to highlight the design.

And it makes a great design on the backing, should I ever get tired of the front side! The back uses up the last of the HSTs – what fun to actually use up all the scraps from a project. I’m really enjoying seeing this fun wall hanging brightening up this wall. I will be following Jacquie’s tutorial to make it a quilt sleeve, but for now the tape seems to be working!

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26 Responses to flea market fancy for the walls

  1. 1
    Kay Hoeppner says:

    Love love this little quilt:) I love your blog and check it every day. Your little man is sure growing up fast, enjoy him because before you know it he will be all grown up.

  2. 2
    Kay Hoeppner says:

    Love love this little quilt. You are so creative and I love your blog:)

  3. 3
    Ann says:

    This is a beautiful mini quilt!! I just may have to put it on my bucket list.

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    EG says:

    I love this! Looks great on your wall!

  5. 5
    Andrea R says:

    Ooooh, I love it!

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    Bruna says:

    I also love it! And it looks pretty nice on your wall.

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    randi says:

    This is a great quilt, Ashley!

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    sewkatiedid says:

    It turned out super cute. I love fmf with white.

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    Tamie says:

    This inspires us to use every little last bit. You are right- minis can be quick and really dress up a blank wall.

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    Tiffany says:

    I love this! I want one just like it for my house.

  11. 11

    What a lovely quilt! Especially loving the little red scraps framing one section.

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    Margarida says:

    Love it! And it looks stuning on the wall!

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    Natalie says:

    I love it! Such a great use of your scraps– it would be tragic to throw those away!

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    Amber W. says:

    What a great mini quilt!! I’ve been considering making a mini to hang on my wall also and now you’ve convinced me πŸ™‚ Also I HAVE to ask, what is your wall color?! I’ve been looking for a grey like that for a long time and your color is perfect!

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    vickie van dyken says:

    Love those modern wall hangings!! Way Cool πŸ™‚

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    Cindy says:

    I love this!!! Looks great hanging on your wall and what a great choice to use FMF!

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    CitricSugar says:

    This is just so cute! It looks perfect on that wall.

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    Claire Jain says:

    I love this! The swirling row is super fun. Mini love, indeed πŸ˜€

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    Susan says:

    Love the quilting. It really makes the quilt.

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    I love the way you quilted it, especially! You should work with your scraps more often. it’s always fun!

  22. 22
    Lindsey says:

    Oh my gosh!


    LOVE, love, love, love, love.

    (Also, I convinced my husband to hand a curtain rod on my living room wall, so I’ll be trying the quilt sleeve so I can hang a quilt up there at all times!)

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    Franziska says:

    your quilt looks really wonderful. It would make a great art. I would hang it here (if my husband would give his okay πŸ™‚ ).
    And: if you ever sell this Lotta quilt (I see it in the top picture)… If it were possible I would start collecting all echo fabrics by now.

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    prsd4tim2 says:

    Oh, I love your mini and even better because you used those annoying little HSTs. They’re not annoying at all in your mini. Now I’m inspired to save mine and do *something* with them. I don’t throw them out, you know, but I am {almost} always tempted. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Janelle says:

    Hi Ashley,
    I actually just have a question for you…I’m new to quilting and am shopping for a new sewing machine since mine is 10 years old and it’s time to upgrade, so I was wondering what machine you use? Please let me know, I’m not familiar with any of them so I’m open to any help and suggestions I can get! Thank you!

  26. 26

    What a great way to use these precious scraps!

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