When Nova asked me to join in her Liberty scrap challenge (along with Jo from the Organic Stitch Co.), I just couldn't say no. Liberty fabrics are f-i-n-e....no two ways about it. And you already know how much I love scraps! These are the cream of the crop.
It measures 17.5" x 22".
Here's a little tutorial if you would like to make one of your own.
(For the white fabrics I used scraps of regular ol' quilting cotton. They mix just fine with liberty fabrics.)
Sew the two wedges together and press.
Trim the block to 2" square.
Make 4 blocks, then layout as shown.
Sew the bottom two blocks together, press seam toward the left.
Nest the seams together and pin. Sew top and bottom blocks together.
Press. Starch a bit if you would like.
Trim/square up block to 3.5".
Repeat as many times as you desire!
For the top and bottom borders, cut 2 pieces 3" x 17.5". Sew to top and bottom and press.
You mini quilt top is complete!
Baste, quilt and bind as desired.
I chose to hand quilt my mini with my precious Anna Maria Horner thread. (Thanks Tara!) It's the perfect compliment to this project!
It was a great activity to do while my kiddos were playing at the beach. :)
I bound it with a vintage navy dot that came from my grandma's stash...so there are lots of precious bits in this quilt.
If you would like to check out all the other Liberty Challenge Tutorials, you can find them all on this page and check out the flickr group here.
Be sure to check out Jo's shop for Liberty scrap packs, charms and fat 1/8ths. She is offering a 10% discount to YOU on your order for the next 10 days...just enter 'Challenge 10' in the checkout when you place your order.
If you would like to throw your name in the hat, I have a scrap pack and a fat eighth of lovely Liberty fabric to giveaway to one lucky reader (thanks, Jo!)...just leave me a comment on this post! I plan to pick the winners for both contests tomorrow evening. (I didn't plan on doing two giveaways this week, but I'm sure you don't mind, right?)
edit: the giveaway is now closed.
so so pretty amandajean! thanks for the mini tute too! xo
I love Liberty fabric...and thanks for the tutorial! The blocks you made really suit the fabric well.
I love that mini! I might have to make a bigger version of this! Thanks for the giveaway!
I love fat eighths! Beautiful mini quilt!
your mini is so pretty.
Pretty fabric, and I love the quilt - thanks for showing us how. I'd love to win, too!
Love those blocks! The hand stitching looks so good on them!
The hand quilting is really pretty and looks great against the grey fabric. Thanks for the tutorial, would make some great baby quilts for our church dedications.
It would be great fun to win this Liberty fabric. What a joy it is to work with. And your hand quilting is amazing. Thank you for sharing.
So simple and pleasing!
Great tute. Thanks for a chance to win
Two giveaways this week is awesome! Thanks!
That looks wonderful! I have a bunch of triangle scraps I've been trying to find a project for. Maybe I can make them wedges hmmm...
Your quilt is awesome! Great way to use those beautiful fabrics!
I love that your liberty project is different than any others I've seen. I have a small stash of liberty that i've been hoarding, I mean saving, for a rainy day. Sun's still shining, but I do like the whirlygigs.
Oh, Mylanta, that's a sweet little quilt!
I'm really loving scraps lately.
Got some ideas in my head, so this would be a fun addition.
Thank you for the fun combination of fun fabric/quilt pictures, a good tutorial, and a great giveaway! I have never used liberty fabrics before, but your description and your great use of them makes me itch to get my hands on some!
I love that quilt! You are so talented!
What a cute little quilt! I am starting to LOVE that fabric line too! Crossing my fingers!! Thx!! Jenn
I've been wanting to do something mini for a while . . .
Thanks for the mini tute...would love to get my mitts on some liberty!
I've never used Liberty. I love your hand quilting too.
I love the quilt and the hand stitching. Thanks for the give a way.
I need to make myself a mini or two to hang in the sewing room...I love the handstitching you did to yours...perfect!
What an adorable little quilt!
I love the wonky pinwheels and that they are made of Liberty! Wonderful!
Love your wonderful little quilt, and thank you for the tutorial.
I love whirligig quilts and all the more with Liberty prints!
Well that just shows how a little bit of Liberty can make a big impact even on a tiny quilt. it is lovely!
Would I ever like to win! thanks for the chance :0)
Have a Happy Labor day weekend and Happy Sewing
pick me, pick me ;)
Thanks for the chance, love your quilt.
I have been in love with Liberty fabrics for a long time. Been to the store in London several times.
Beautiful quilt--love the hand stitching. Anytime you can incorporate something from a loved one it makes a beautiful project an extraordinary one! Thanks for the chance!
Beautiful quilt, would love to work with some Liberty fabric.
I would love to win this!
What an adorable little quilt! I love the gray sashing...it really sets off the white and the Liberty prints!
Will save this post so that I may refer back to the other Liberty tutorials. Thanks!
Have a great weekend!
Great tute! It looks like a twister without all the wasted fabric.
What a beautiful little mini quilt! It does look similiar to a twister quilt. Love the fabric and hand stitching also. Wouldn't mine winning too! :-)
I just love love love liberty prints! Their fabric is so absolutely soft and wonderful to work with. Thanks for the opportunity to win!
Love liberty!!! Would love to win. :)
Very sweet! Thanks for the giveaway.
I know how much you love this fabric, and your quilt turned out just great. I loved that you used your precious thread and polka dots on it, too. How special this must be for you. I would love to be in the drawing, because you know I am just hurting for fabric. I need to fill up my craft room! LOL.
This is such a pretty mini!!! And those fabrics are just precious!!
What a pretty way to show each print! One day I must try hand quilting with perle cotton, it looks so pretty.
I love that Liberty and -- make no mistake -- I'd probably be screaming if I won the scrap pack, but I think that navy dot is my favorite part of the whole thing! Got to find me some tiny navy dot. :-D
The AMH colors go so well with Liberty. Your quilt is so precious.
I love your quilt - what a great way to make a few precious fabrics go a long way!
Heck, I don't mind another giveaway. Go ahead!
I can see why you were excited to join in! Those fabrics are lovely!
I love that Liberty fabric!
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Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. The fabrics are lovely.
I would love to work with Liberty fabric. Thank you :)
Holy stinkin' cow! I love mini's... Once again, you amaze!
Liberty giveaway? Oh me, oh my! Count me in!!! Such a fun little quilt you made Amanda!
I would be thrilled to have some of that Liberty fabric. I'm in it to win it!! Thanks for the chance.
Love your mini. I'd like to win some lovely Liberty!!
I would love to try out some Liberty...I've never even seen it in person :-(
I really love your quilt. I'm all about scrappy too and I love quick project ideas that use little bits of lots of fabrics.
Your mini turned out so lovely. Fresh and sweet!
Beautiful fabric! I love the complexity of the florals.
Those fabrics are beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win
Lovely quilt and lovely fabrics too. Scrapquilts are my favourite.
Very recently I ordered a small amount (small hah! When have I ever ordered a 'small' amount of fabric?)) of Liberty Fabrics to see what all the fuss is about! Well I must say I AM a convert! Lovely fabric. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Greetings from Northern British Columbia (Where great fabric shops are few and far away!)
What beautiful fabrics. It's the kind of fabric you just want to admire lovingly. Your whirly giggle really showcases it well!
Sure, I'll throw my name into the hat! I've never seen Liberty fabric in person before, only admired it online. :)
I love the hand stitching that you did. Thank you for the giveaway.
I really like your hand stitching!
this is SO sweet! I just love the hand quilting. Liberty scraps would be awesome to work with.
Your mini is so sweet! I'd love to add to my meager liberty scraps!
I don't think my last comment took. Thanks for the chance to win. Beth
This little mini so impressive! I am really inspired to do some hand quilting now too! Would so love to win these lovely Liberty fabrics!
I love this mini quilt so much, I am making one as a doll baby blanket for my 2 year old grand-daughter! I'm using scraps from the quilt I made for her when she was born... LOVE your tutorials!
I've never made a mini quilt---I think I may just have to try!
Yours is great!
Whirlygigs, I like it! Haven't really thought of those before!
Love this one a lot.
Thank you and Jo for the give away.
I even bookmarked this quilt....love it. Hope I win....thanks!
I love your mini quilt! It's such a cute design :)
I should make a whirlygiggle quilt...but with bigger blocks and a bigger end result.
Liberty scraps sound heavenly! Your hand quilting sets them off just right, too.
oooh, liberty. I love their delicate florals. They're just pretty.
It's fun to see how people are using their scraps. The hand-quilting is lovely!
such gorgeous fabrics! I love how your quilt turned out.
What a lovely little quilt, and a simple design, many thanks for the tut!
Nice quilt, I admire your handstiching! Love, love Liberty fabric, despite the price. I would love to win this.
I would love to win some Liberty scraps or fat eighths. I love the feel of Liberty fabrics. Thank you for giving us the chance to win.
Would love to win. Such pretty fabric.
Beautiful! Liberty fabrics are so gorgeous and that's a great quilt to use up scraps!
Cute mini and nice tutorial. THanks!
I've never had an Liberty before, I've heard so much about it though, I'd love to feel it myself.
So darling, I can't get over how sweet hand-stitching is on that mini-quilt. Thanks for the tutorial info, and for the chance to win!!
Thanks for doing another giveaway! Liberty fabric rocks!
Amanda I love the gray, it makes your blocks pop. Would love some scraps to play with, thanks. Nancy
I'm a scrap quilt gal too and always appreciate getting more scraps.
Thanks for this chance. Wendy
What a cute mini! I'd love to see one done full size as well...yum! And grey was a great choice to set off all of those lovely liberty fabrics!
Amanda Jean, I would like to throw my name in the hat...believe it or not I do not have any Liberty fabric. Your Liberty fabrics are so pretty...makes a cute mini. Enjoy your weekend Amanda Jean
What a cute little quilt! And hand stitching fits right on! Love it
Thanks for the tutorial on your whirlygiggle...the name is fun if nothing else! I appreciate the chance to win some scraps, thanks fo the chance at your giveaway.
What a great way to display Liberty at it's finest!
pure sweetness! Thanks, Amanda!!!
The hand stiching is adorable and how awesome that you got to use the navy for the binding! Thanks for sharing and for both fantastic giveaways :)
So pretty!! Love the hand quilting also! momto3inil at gmail dot com
Very cute mini. Thanks for the chance to win some beautiful fabric! email@example.com
Big Libery fan here and I love the patter you chose. Thanks for the mini-tutorial!!
Lovely quilt, Amanda Jean - and thanks so much for the tutorial!
I love your quilt! I absolutely adore Liberty fabrics but have not yet added any to my stash. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Love reading your blog!
How pretty! I LOVE it!
We don't mind at all! Thanks for the opportunity to win.
Ah, sweet liberty prints. They are gorgeous, aren't they? :)
Beautiful mini! Thanks for a chance to win
I'm in awe of your ability to just throw together a wonky pattern like that. I'm still working up the nerve to work with HSTs...but I'm getting there!
Cute quilt! Nyla-Jean firstname.lastname@example.org
Love the mini!! These fabrics are so sweet!
Great tutorial, love the fabrics.
I love what you did with those busy fabrics. The great sashing works perfectly to balance it out. The colored hand stitching looks great! Thanks for your frequent blo posts. I'm a newer reader and I love seeing your projects :)
Pretty, pretty, pretty!!! Who doesn't love Liberty. Thank you for an incredible giveaway.
Super cute mini quilt!
Lovely! I will have to try out the wonky pin-wheels, they look adorable! Thanks for the tutorial, now I know how to make this!!!
scraptastic!!!! Thanks so much for being an awesome challenger & playing along xxx
Always looking for new scrappy quilt ideas. Love this one. Thanks.
I like the gray you chose -- just the right shade. ... soparkaveataoldotcom
Just happened on your site through Etsy. Love the idea of not wasting precious fabric. What a bonanza your book appears to be.
I love minis!
Very creative idea, I love it. Looks great, maybe I should also try to do next.
How pretty - would love some Liberty scraps!!
I'd love to win! We just moved, and I'll be unearthing my machine today. A lovely, quick little project would be just the ticket!
beautiful quilt and the hand stitching gave the wow factor. Thanks for chance to win a give a way.
I would dearly love to get my hands on some Liberty fabric! What a cute quilt - and thanks for the tutorial! Love the method. Thanks so much for the chance to win! o:)
I have yet to see any Liberty in any of my local shops. It would be neat to get to get my hands on some.
I'd love to make a Liberty mini. Thanks for the chance to win.
Thank you so much for the whirlly gig tutorial! This is a great quilt for using treasured scraps!! If I ever get caught up...this is now on my to-do list of new quilts.
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I am definitely going to give this a try, I have some gorgeous blue and yellow fabric scraps that I was looking for the perfect pattern to use them in.
I have never used LIberty fabric. I would love to try it. Thanks for the chance to win some.
So pretty! I would love to get my hands on some Liberty!
Wow, what a great way to make pinwheels without having to worry too much about cutting! Make and trim - I can get behind that! Cute quilt and thanks for the giveaway
Oh count me in please ; )
I just love the hand quilting! Beautiful job!
Thanks for the chance.
I'd love to have some Liberty! Thanks for the chance to win!
I love your mini-quilt; it's so cheerful! I've never worked with liberty prints before and would love the chance to win this pack and give it a try.
Cool I really like your mini quilt; is so cute. I think I might try one myself maybe even put a little hand stiching in it! Thanks for the chance to win.
Really cute quilt. I like the hand stitching with the colored thread, too.
So cute! Love those prints!
Love the little wonky whirlygiggle mini quilt, great colors and the gray is a fabulous finish. Would love to win the Liberty scrap pack, such gorgeous material.
Thanks for the giveaway.
Love that windmill. And I've heard great things about Liberty, though I haven't had the chance to use it yet.
Very cute! I find it interesting that of all my UFOs none are miniature quilts. Perhaps I should just stick to those! LOL.
little whirly quilt! Bravo!
Thank you for the chance to win the lovely Liberty fabrics.
Great little tutorial. I would love to win this from you so that I can see what everyone is loving so much about Liberty fabric. Thank you very much for the chance.
I absolutely love this version of a pinwheel, they are my favorite all time pattern. Would love to win these fabrics also. Would be fun to see what I could create. Thanks.
I have been drooling over all the projects that people are making with the Liberty scraps. They are gorgeous! Love what you did with them, too. Pinwheels are too much fun.
Thanks for the tutorial, it's a great quilt! :)
Love your mini quilt! I have never made one but is on the "todo" list!
Thanks for the chance to win. I have never seen Liberty fabrics that I know of. Will have to find some so I can find out what all the fuss is about! ;)
Love the mini quilt, and Liberty fabrics are beautiful...would love to play with some!
Thanks for a chance to win some!
Your mini quilt turned out beautifully. I think the hand-stitching adds a lot! I picked up a small pack of Liberty fabrics while I was in London last March, and I'd love to do a similar project!
Pinwheels and a rainbow color scheme...exactly what I am working on today! Love those Liberty fabrics. Thanks for the giveaway.
I love that quilt!!! The hand quilting is beautiful, and I love the fact that the binding is vintage! I bet it's even more amazing in person too! Thanks for the chance to win the giveaway, I would love to have a scrap pack! THanks, jacy468 at aim dot com
That's an adorable little quilt! Thanks for the chance to win.
Liberty fabrics are creme de la creme of fabrics. I've only admired them from afar. Thank you for the chance to own some.
I have never actually touched a liberty fabric and would love to so so! Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win!
I love Liberty fabrics, *I am from the UK*
Thanks for the giveaway.
Are the wedges a certain size; I am thinking I would like to do this with charm squares.
Have always admired Liberty fabrics! Keeping my fingers crossed :)
Very cute! Thanks for the tutorial.
i am currently hoarding libery scraps and this looks like it might be worthy of them! so cute...
Quilting Liberty fabric is like quilting through butter.....scrumptious! You little quilt is darling. Kristy email@example.com
L-O-V-E the Liberty...and love the whirlygiggles;-) Thanks for the tutorial and for a chance in your giveaway!!
Such cute fabric, and such a cute quilt! Thanks!
Oh I love it! so fun! I have two shirts that I got for my girl when Target did Liberty fabric clothes a while back! I plan on reusing the fabric once it's outgrown! Adding some of this fabric to it would be so FAB!
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This tutorial was super! I am going to make one, too! Can't wait to go pick out some scraps. Thank You! Paula from Alberta, Canada. firstname.lastname@example.org
Oh I'd love to have some of these scraps to play with. Thanks for the giveaway.
Hope I'm not too late for the drawing...I love Liberty cottons. I've always loved them...even before I knew what they were! My mom often wore dresses made of Liberty fabric back in the dark ages of my childhood....Love the whirlygig pattern. Thanks for simplifying it! Sally at jspwarren@aoldotcom.
What a cute project!! Thanks for the chance at a giveaway.
Cute Mini, and fun giveaway! Your easy instructions have got me wanting to make one of those!
I just LOVE the hand-stitching! I've been trying to do more of it too...I guess the sweet AM Horner threads would be a good motivator. Might be forced to buy some. :)
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