Monday, November 28, 2022

Mini Monday - Unconstructed - A DrEAMI Project

Welcome to another edition of Mini Monday!!  Yes.  It's been a while!  I've made some mini quilts, but this time I was ALL IN for a post to this series.  On Friday night, I saw a fun project on Ravelry.  By Saturday evening, my mini was complete.

My friend Cindy made cat beds using the technique she is calling raw stripping.  I wanted to give it a try.  Of course, when I try a new-to-me technique, I go mini.

Scraps, anyone???

I skimmed the top of my 1" - 1.75" scrap drawer:

I'm calling it unconstructed.  Seeing to completing in less than 24 hours, with embellishments added, just to make it my own.  Raw edged applique for the win!  The extra squares were a fun way to add some spark:

Maybe I should call it quilt-by-magic, as it was SEW quick to make this 7" x 12" mini runner:

Cindy likes to serge her edges, but I tend to prefer a bound edge.  I decided to do something a little different (rather than drag out my serger.)  Since the rest of the project has raw edges, I opted for folding a fabric strip over the edge and doing a double line of zigzag stitches.

It was a DrEAMI project, for sure...

Guess what?  This time it was just in time for the monthly link party with Sandra @ MMM Quilts.  I had fun trying out the technique.  The project was made for a specific reason.  More about that when the time comes.  I won't forget,  but you will have to wait some weeks to hear about that.

What do you think, Joyful???

Truth be told, there are some things I would change if I were to make this mini again.  Double-fold binding is at the top of that list!  What can I say?  I like a nice clean finish.  The next item on the list would probably be to forego the zigzag stitch in favor of a straight stitch.  Again, personal preference.  For the final change, skinnier strips or a larger project seems to be in order for a happier me.

Until next time...
The SCRAPS are calling!!!


  1. Trying a new technique is the perfect reason to make a mini quilt! This looks like it was fun to play with, Joy. Did you sew the strips right onto the batting and backing, then trim to size? There's nothing like a quick finish!

  2. That is a fun little project and the blues look lovely together.


  3. I especially like the random appliqué squares! A more traditional binding would be my choice too!,cute though!

  4. But it's blue so it's beautiful, right? You did well for a first try so kudos to you. ;^)

  5. Very nice to see the blues-a very calm color!

  6. Cute! I like the floating appliqué squares.

  7. A very charming mini runner. I like your debrief at the end on what you would do differently. I can see why making a mini would be a good way to decide on your options for a larger project.

  8. What a fun DrEAMi project Joy! I love all the blues, and I love the squares you added.


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