Mini Quilt Patterns in Quilts & More Magazine

It often feels like quilting time is a little more scarce in the summer. So I love finding quick summer projects like mini quilt patterns to get still get my quilting fix, but not feel like I need to commit to something big. The Summer 2021 issue of Quilts & More magazine is full of lots of perfect projects for some summer sewing mojo.

Summer mini quilt pattern in Quilts & More magazine

I was invited to contribute a project for this issue and I’m sharing this super slick patchwork star mini quilt called Brilliantly Made (because there’s some great short-cut work involved in making this one!)

Brilliantly Made mini quilt pattern by Amy Smart

Photo used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2021 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.

This version of Brilliantly Made was created using my Notting Hill fabric collection. Perfect for spring and summer sewing.

Solid Stars mini quilt pattern designed by Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter

And here’s a modern variation of the same pattern in a more subtle blue and gray color palette with Riley Blake’s gray Blossom on white basic as the background. (It’s one of my favorite go-to quilt backgrounds.)

Summer 2021 Quilts & More Magazine

The Summer 2021 issue of Quilts & More magazine is available on news stands wherever Better Homes and Gardens magazines are sold. And there are so many other cute projects in this issue from designers like Gigi’s Thimble, the pineapple pillow pattern is from Polkadot Chair, and a cute red, white, and blue table runner from Cluck, Cluck Sew.

I also did an interview with American Patchwork and Quilting a few weeks ago where we talked a little bit about this project (and a bunch of other quilty things). You can find me in episode 508 here.

More Notting Hill Mini Quilts

Summer Fruit Mini Quilt Mug Rug pattern designed by Amy Chappell using Notting Hill Fabric

And finally, speaking of summer-y mini quilts, guess what I received in my mail box yesterday! These darling Summer Fruit quilted mini quilt/mug-rugs made by Amy Chappell of Ameroonie Designs – also using Notting Hill fabric.

I love them! You can find the Summer Fruit mini quilt collection pattern in Amy’s Etsy Shop.

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  • Reply
    The Joyful Quilter
    May 25, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    Congrats on having your pattern included in the magazine, Amy! Looking forward to getting my copy.

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    May 29, 2021 at 8:32 am

    Off to try to find that magazine!

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    May 29, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Congratulations! I can’t wait to find a copy of the magazine. The mini quilts are super cute!!

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    Helen L
    May 30, 2021 at 10:39 pm

    I’ll have to look for that magazine: it looks like it has alot of good patterns in it!! Love your quilt! I can see it in red, white and blue, and so many other fun fabric combinations! Hugs, H

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