Thursday, September 23, 2021

Mini Cakes Mint Quilt


Back in June of this year, I shared a photo of some precuts I received to start a new quilt.  I joined up with the Fat Quarter Shop again to sew up one of their free shortcut patterns.  
I am finally able to share my finished quilt!

I used the Bee Grateful collection by Deb Strain (for Moda Fabrics).  I thought some pretty photos in my garden was perfect for this bee inspired collection.

This was a photo shot in front of my succulent garden taken back in July.  Right now the tall sedums are in bloom and the honey bees are loving it!

This shortcut pattern is called Mini Cake Mints and the pattern is available for free from the Fat Quarter Shop  And they have lots of precuts to make the quilt.  In fact, they have a quilt kit you can purchased..

This pattern was super easy to make.  Great for beginners - there is very little cutting required.

I quilted it with a serpentine stitch in a 2.5" grid pattern.

And I used one of my favorite wide backings in a dark gray on the back.

I recently spoke at a local guild and one of my blog readers said she wanted to see more of my garden.  I thought I would include this photo of my shade area.  I love to create pathways that one must follow to see what is hidden around the corner.

Now that the weather has cooled, the plants are greening back up.  
Autumn is such a wonderful season!


  1. What a lovely quilt from precuts, and I love the fabric line you worked with; it had a nice mix of print size and value (which doesn't always seem to be the case).

  2. The quilt & quilting look awesome...xox

  3. Wow, Cynthia! Quilter and gardener extraordinaire! Your garden looks so inviting. I don't know how you manage quilting and gardening.

  4. Your garden is beautiful! Please share more of it! Your quilt is lovely! It would be perfect for a beginner. I like the idea of less cutting because working with scraps. . .well, we know lots of cutting is involved!

  5. I enjoy not having to cut pieces, so this pattern makes a nice alternative. I do love your green gardens!

  6. I am liking that pattern and you picked such pretty fabrics to make it. Fabulous weed free gardens, what is your secret?

  7. I like this pattern. It looks great in your prints! Just went and printed that pattern for use in a month or so. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love this it has a nice balance of lights and darks in the collection.

  9. I love this quilt. Thank you. However, I cannot seem to get the links working for either the kit or the pattern. Can you help and thanks again.

  10. thank you for the link to the pattern. yours is so nice subtle, love that

  11. What a fun quilt - and a pretty garden!!


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