Fun-Size Quilts Book + Giveaway

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Happy Thursday! About this time last year I was wrapping up work on a mini project. It was literally a mini quilt! I'm happy to share that I have a quilt in the new book Fun-Size Quilts out this month from Martingale! I love making mini quilts, so contributing to this book was a no-brainer!

Imagine my surprise when I saw the cover for the first time, and my quilt on it? My Fox in a Box quilt is on the right!


What started as a tulip design quickly morphed into a fox! This was the first time I've ever used an embellishment on a quilt, but I think the whimsy the button eyes give the foxes is worth it!




I used Indian Summer by Sarah Watson and various Elements from Art Gallery Fabrics for this mini quilt! I kept the quilting minimal to let the design shine!

A few of my favorite mini quilts from the book:

Elongated Triangles by Missy Shepler.


White Stars by Julie Herman.


Perhaps by Thomas Knauer.

Martingale is offering one lucky reader a digital copy of Fun-Size Quilts! To enter, leave a comment letting me know your favorite mini from the book (you can see them all here). Giveaway will run until Wednesday, July 30th at 5pm CST. Stop by the Martingale blog for more chances to win!

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Nine Kids and Not Counting :) said...

I really enjoy the stalagstripe quilt. I think it looks fun and the name is fun too!

Anita said...

#17 of the pictures is my favorite. The book looks very interesting; thanks for the giveaway!

Jennie said...

I love starlight and perhaps

memmens said...

I love the Sew Sew Sew one, it would be great on the wall of my sewing space, thanks for the giveaway

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

Love the pinwheel one!

Meredith said...

Love the stars! White Star and Starlight- so cute!

Nancy L said...

I'm a sucker for pinwheels, so I'll have to say that is my favorite.

Katie said...

my bestie needs that hedgie mini -- it's adorable but I love all the patterns

Betsy said...

I love perhaps. Very modern and great for a guys room too

Unknown said...

The hedgehogs, the hedgehogs...they're awesome!!

babiesdoc said...

I like sew, sew,sew

knottygnome said...

i like the cute little hedgehog quilt. i like yours a lot as well. thanks for the giveaway!

SuzG said...

Oh my goodness! They are all delightful, but I love the hedgehogs!

Unknown said...

I love anything with animals so I would have to say my favorites are "Fox in a Box" and " Hedgehog Heyday". Thank you for this great giveaway.

Deidra said...

I think the Hedgehog Heyday looks so cute.

ikk said...

They all are really nice, but my favorite has to be the one with hedgehogs;)

Gene Black said...

I love the hedgehog one. I see people putting names, but when I went to the link I only saw numbers with the quilts. I also really like 'Perhaps"

Cherie said...

Fox in a Box is so much fun and it is my favorite.

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

I love White Stars! I think I would enjoy making any of these quilts, though!

Garnet said...

My favorite mini is the Fox in a Box

Alex Martinson said...

I really like the Fox in a box but I also love the one with Hedgehogs on it! So cute!! :)

barb said...

Definitely the Fox in a Box!

Caroline said...

Do I have to only pick one? I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Pinwheels and also the Fox quilt ( my 4 yr old grandson walks around singing "What does the Fox say?)

Sylvia said...

There are so many great ones in this book. Your Fox in a Box is absolutely adorable, so it gets my vote.

DeborahGun said...

I love Perhaps!

Nisa-mom said...

I love fox in the box, I've been looking some people making quilt with this pattern alot at IG - make me fall in love..
Thank you for the chance ..

Diane in Delaware said...

Love your foxes...adorable! Also like Stalagstripes :)

Snow said...

I think White Stars is probably my favorite. I like how the white just pops out from the color. It'd be fun to play with other solids, such as black or yellow, to see how they look.

Unknown said...

I really really love your foxes.

Barb Neiwert said...

I always love foxes, but those hedgehogs are awfully darn cute!

Tracy said...

The Hedgehog is really so cute! What a fun book!

Karen said...

I like the White Stars and that adorably cute Hedgehog quilt.

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I love your cute little foxes and the white star one. Thanks for a chance at a great prize:)

Lisa Marie said...

Love these quilts! The one that catches my eye today is "Elongated Triangles" because it is so different from anything I've made before.

Kadybug said...

That hedgehog quilt is adorable! Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Dora, the Quilter said...

My favorite is Julie Herman's White Stars.

Gill said...

I like Thomas's Perhaps !

Margaret said...

I love those little hedgehogs. by CheriLeffler

Sandra said...

Fox in a Box is just so cute and I would love to make this mini for myself or maybe make this for my niece. She would just love this mini. Thank you for giving me the chance to win my own copy of this book to enjoy over and over again.

Sandi TImmons
sandit1@sbcglobal.net

Jennifer said...

Oh, they are all wonderful! Perhaps would be at the top of my list.

Shirley said...

Your foxes are captivating, and I really like the hedgehogs!

Rebecca said...

I want to figure out how to make a chicken to go with all the foxes...or lots of little chickens and then 1 fox!!!!

Nancy said...

There are several quilts I love. I do like your fox one. I have loved foxes before they became a trend! nridder@hurontel.on.ca

Unknown said...

Oh boy - I love Fox in a box and Woven Stars! vicnorm@Yahoo.com

Missenota aka Kristin S. said...

I love your "Fox in the Box" as well as the "To-Do List". I tend to love the whimsical quilts the best. :)

jeanne e. said...

it is between the fox and the hedgehog one...they are both so cute! thanks for the chance to win a copy.

Unknown said...

I love your Fox in the Box....adorable!

Unknown said...

I love Perhaps, thanks for the giveaway.

lindag said...

Fox in the Box is too cute

Tina said...

I love the white stars quilt! I'd really like to make one :)

CindyC said...

I could see myself making the Fox in A Box, the Yellow Pinwheels, or the Hedgehog. I like to make the smaller quilts for the walls or tabletops.

Penny said...

I like the fix one, the stars and to/do list :)

Stephanie said...

I like the polka dot flowers on page 12/20. It's adorable, love polka dots.

Louise said...

Fox in a Box is my favorite, but I'm sure I'll make more than one from this darling book!

Tricia said...

Well, of course, yours is my favorite. But the hedgehogs are a close second.

Walter said...

Love your fox and have friends with that last name so guess what they might get for Christmas???! pjrcontest@msn.com

Anne said...

Any of these quilts would look so cute in my daughter's nursery! Love your foxes and the pinwheels the best.
(majesticjenkinsATgmailDOTcom)

Rebecca McNulty said...

I can't decide between the foxes and the hedgehogs . . .

stitchinpenny said...

I love the foxes

Marguerite said...

Fox in the box is really cute. I think it would be great fun to make

RosaMarĂ­a said...

those foxes are too cute!!

Unknown said...

I'm a sucker for Stars.

Betty C said...

The book has an awesome collection of mini quilt patterns. The foxes and Perhaps really catch my eye.

charlotte said...

such a cute book! Congratulations Jeni!

marilyn said...

Quilticious is one I plan on making. I think I already have some colors I can use.

Pam said...

Love the White Stars!

Unknown said...

I love the foxes quilt!

Cindy said...

To choose just one is hard to do, so I would have to say that two of them just have to get made. The animal themed quilts are just too cute for words. Your foxes and Cheri Loefler's hedge hogs will be at the top of my 'to do' list.

Debbie said...

My favorite is Skyscapes. Thanks

Karenteacher said...

I would like to try elongated triangles - that would be a really cool quilt to make.

Rina Mason said...

My favorite is on the cover, Fox in a Box. The second I saw it I knew I would have to make it. My other must makes are Sunshine and Woven Stars.

tink's mom said...

While they are all great looking quilts I think that PERHAPS is my favorite.

Shauna said...

They all look fun, but I think I like White Stars best

Robin McGuire said...

I love them all! My grandkids would love the Fox in a Box.

Maree in NC ☺ said...

Your foxes are too cute! Just saw a fox out in the front field, so I'm taking that as a good luck sign. ☺ Thanks a bunch for the chance to win!

my nana maree @ yahoo . com

Kim @ TiesThatBindQuilting said...

To-Do List would look great on the wall in my sewing space!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

I'd say White Stars since one usually sees white used for the background and colored or printed stars. kthurn@bektel.com

Danita Ellis said...

I love the foxes!! how fun and perfect for little boys!

quilt455 said...

My favorite is Sunshine. Just love pinwheels

Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge said...

I really like the Sew, Sew, Sew quilt! I've seen similar designs in the past, but my studio doesn't have a lot of surplus wall space, so a mini would suit perfectly!

Farm Quilter said...

I would love to make all of them, but I just adore your Fox in a Box - he is so cute!!! Perfect for the grandbabies!!

Ellyn said...

I love them all but your fox in a box is stinkin cute!

sandra said...

Absolutely love your Fox in a Box mini!!!

Jacklynn Grimm said...

I like the White Star quilt - maybe in Christmas prints. Thanks for the give away!

Catrin Lewis said...

I like the one that looks like a bar chart - very simple but still effective!

Marilyn S said...

I love the foxes! So cute! I just heard about your site last week and am so impressed with your creativity! Thanks for sharing some great things!

Anonymous said...

I actually really love your foxes! They are so cute!

Anonymous said...

I love them all, but your quilt is the cutest. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

susan said...

A tie...Fox in a Box and Hedgehog Heyday.

Thanks for the opportunity to win this awesome book

Jinger said...

Mine is the Hedgehog Heyday.

Pamela Neal said...

I think they are all quite nice but I would have to say "HI" is my favorite!

Crafty Coffin said...

I love "Perhaps," but "HI" also makes me smile because my son is in a phase where he says "hi" randomly to people and animals and objects and it is quite adorable.

bookworm said...

I love the name of "Perhaps", but I love the Foxes in Boxes best! So cute! I hope I win this book. If not, I will buy it soon! Yay for mini quilts!

Kathy H said...

They are all so cute but my favorite is Sunshine.

maudie said...

Whata does the fox say!

Unknown said...

Love the little foxes and then my second choice would be the hedgehogs.

Tina Short said...

I like Perhaps the best of all.

Regina said...

White Stars is my favorite! I love the white stars popping off the colorful backgrounds.

Unknown said...

I love your 'Fox in a Box' quilt, but I have to say my favourite is “Quiltalicious”
by Melissa Corry - I'm a sucker for pink and chevron design!

KatheG said...

I really love you foxes but my favorite is 'Elongated Triangles'. Thanks

Unknown said...

The hedgehogs are really cute!

Lauren Deel said...

I love the pinwheel one on the cover!

Kathryn said...

I do love your fox faces!!

Handiworking said...

I'm drawn to White Stars.
Jane @ Handiworking.com

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Oh, the hedgehogs are my favorite, followed closely by your foxes.

Anonymous said...

Love The Fox in a Box quilt - my friends daughter had a baby boy today and she has named him Fox.

Unknown said...

I love the mini pinwheels, and the gorgeous hedgehogs, white stars and your fabulous FOxes which my granddaughter will love.
Pauline

perry94022 at hotmail dot com

Unknown said...

I think all the mini's are great. I think the 1st one I want to make is the hedgehog. Next, your foxes. but eventually, all of them.

Lee said...

I love the sunshine quilt! Thank you!

quilt for fun said...

Sunshine is one of my favorites, but there are SO many cute ones that I'd love to make!

MaryBeth said...

The hedgehogs quilt is SO ADORABLE!!! It made say "ahhhh" when I saw it.

RosieGma said...

Love your quilt Jeni, those fox faces are so cute, and with that size little Jake and I can play I spy......

sherri potas garrett said...

I love the mini stars quilt.

kbgrenier said...

Such adorable little quilts! I think my favorite is your Fox in a Box! Love the button eyes!

Beth said...

The first one I make will be Elongated Triangles.

Janet M said...

I'd probably choose the 4 Patch Shift to do first since scrappy looks come easier to me. It's hard for me to commit to just a few fabrics!

Donna H said...

I really like the fresh look of Elongated Triangles , think I'll try that one

Unknown said...

I completely LOVE the fox one. It is so cute!! Thank you for sharing it with us.

Carol said...

My favourite mini is the 'To-Do List'.

Elmosmate said...

My fav is Elongated Triangles by Missy Shepler.

Marg said...

Foxy. I must make this for a daughter

valentinegirl said...

LOVE, love the foxes!! The white star quilt is also darling.

pkrueger said...

I absolutely love the fox in a box mini. It's just too cute!

barbara woods said...

i love the white stars, thanks

JaymeMade said...

#14 stars, but I like them all!

Karen said...

Love love the triangle one. Very cool.
Thanks for hosting. Mrscummings2u at Gmail dot com

Unknown said...

Sunshine is my favorite.

Julie said...

Your "Fox in a Box" made me smile and think of the song "What the fox say?"

Jeannie Gan said...

Love the foxy!
jchiagan at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

it is a toss up between the foxes and the hedgehogs. My grandson is an animal nut and would love either

Janarama said...

I have three favorites: Elongated Triangles, Fox in a Box, and the pinwheel on the cover. Congratulations on being a cover girl!

ruby42 said...

Those fox blocks are too stinking cute! I want to make a thousand of those!

Kathy E. said...

My favorite mini-quilt is by Heather Valentine with the flower appliques! I love yours too, but the flowers are my passion!

Amy said...

Love, love those baby hedgehogs, your foxes and the stalactites and stalagmites.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

I love those foxes. I really want to make a fox mini using Libety fabrics and white noses!!!

(un)cultured said...

I like the hedgehog quilt best. I am really into hedgehogs ATM. Thanks!

Unknown said...

I love the stars

Joyce said...

Love perhaps

Marianne said...

Don't make me choose! I love them all but the foxes are really cute.

Joy said...

A mini quilt is on my bucket list and I have to do Fox in a Box. They remind me of my Toy Pomeranian, KoKo. Sweet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Anita said...

I love them all, but would start with Perhaps

Anne D said...

Yours. I want to make 2 for my twin nieces.

KathleenD said...

Your "Fox in a Box" mini quilt is adorable! However, my favorite is the modern "Elongated Triangles" mini quilt.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

I love white stars. It would look fabulous hand quilted.

MoeWest said...

I love Fox in a Box and Hedgehog Heyday. I guess I'm a sucker for cuteness!

Unknown said...

my favorite is the fox quilt. hands down. Love the hedgehog quilt too.

Afton Warrick said...

My favorite is your foxes.

Sarah said...

I love the hedgehog quilt! sarah@forrussia.org

Miggsie said...

So many cute designs in this book! My favorite is a toss up between your adorable foxes and Thomas Knauer's Perhaps.

And This Little Pig said...

All so beautiful... which to choose to stitch first!

Kelly G said...

How can anyone not be enchanted by your Fox in a box. One of my sister's uni friends and now a big part of our family introduced me to that crazy song - What does the Fox say!!! Well ever since then I have been Fox obsessed. So naturally you can guess that a fox quilt is on top of my next quilt list.

Anonymous said...

Your fox quilt is just so lovely. We are living next to a forest in Switzerland, and we see the real ones quite often :-)

jillnjosh said...

Oh, gosh. That's such a tough question. Your foxes, Julie's stars, the hedgehogs ... too many cute things to choose from.

Alesya Palekova said...

I love white stars.

SharynB said...

I am totally in love with Four Patch Shift!

Yorkshire Quilter said...

I just a direct our Fox quilt, hope I won and thanks for the giveaway!

Wendy said...

there are so many great quilts in this book, it's hard to choose one. I'd start with Sunshine and To Do List

SewSealy said...

It's hard to narrow it down, but I really love your fox quilt and a close second is the pinwheel. The book looks fabulous!

Christi said...

I love the pinwheel quilt!

cjpike (at) indiana (dot) edu

Betty Woodlee said...

Your Fox in Box is exceptional! b.j.day68 at gmail dot com

Patti said...

I love the white stars, #10!

Betsy said...
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Betsy said...

I really like Elongated Triangles.

Beth said...

Fox in a box and the hedgehogs!

Sharon J. Hughson said...

i LOVE your Fox in a Box quilt!

suzanprincess said...

I like so many of them I need a copy of the book at hand just to know all the names. There are at least six I want to make for myself, and more for friends, and with minis I could do that!

Jayne said...

I like all of them! Your 'fox in a box' is the cutest ever! And I love this one
“Quiltalicious”

Anne said...

White stars would be lovely to use with Dreamin Vintage! Your fox quilt is an eye catcher and you are right, the embellishment really adds so much. I think I will make this quilt too.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I can't pick just one. In my mind I have already chosen bits of fabric to make four or five. :)

Anonymous said...

Lots of them! But I love the candy corn looking one, pinwheels, and the HST with steps.

Coser Tejer Crear said...

My favorite is Perhaps!

Coser Tejer Crear said...

My favorite is perhaps!

Anonymous said...

I like yours, the white stars and the last one they showed on Martingale.

Marilyn a.k.a. Merry said...

I love the 3rd one but the one with flowers w/rick rack stems is a close 2nd.

Anonymous said...

I love the fox in the box.

Will Cook for Shoes said...

Can I love them all?? The fox is adorable!

tgallop@mts.net
www.willcookforshoes.ca

Monica said...

I like Skyline.

Anonymous said...

The foxes are lovely, but my favourite is the "elongated triangles" quilt with improv

ronnie said...

I can't pick one favorite, there are about a half dozen I'd love to make! Sew, sew, sew might motivate me! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Kim-the-girl said...

I think the foxes are my favorite. Or the pin wheels. Or the elongated triangles... Thanks for the chance to win!

Cheri the Quilting Nanny said...

The link to the site is not working at the moment I guess as I cant' get ther, but since I love working with stars, I love the White star you have posted here. I was gong to make on with white background and colored stars, but I like this way better. The stars kind of stand out better. And agreat way to use up scraps! Thanks for the giveaway!
Cheri
quiltingnanny at yahoo dot com

Unknown said...

I love 'Fox in a Box' and want to make that one for my son!

Elsa said...

I'd have to say those little hedgehogs on page 7 are adorable and the fox in the box is pretty cute too! hard to choose!
Thanks for the wonderful giveaway!

Debbie said...

I like the quilts you showed from the book. Thanks

SunflowerSkies said...

I really like the sunshine quilt on the front of the book..and the fox quilt of course!!

Cindy Maki said...

I love the Fox in a Box. It is so adorable.

MichiganMom said...

Foxes vs. hedgehogs...it's too hard to choose! So I choose both!

Donna W said...

Sunshine is my favorite quilt. Love pinwheels.

Unknown said...

I really love "Perhaps". It's got a striking use of color.
Steff Rose

mhart37 said...

I love the fixes and perhaps. mhart037 at gmail

Katie said...

oh my! love the foxes!

Emily said...

#9 if my favorite. Cute book!

Unknown said...

Love your fox in a box!

Unknown said...

I love anything with stars!

Nana Fran said...

The fox quilt would be perfect for my 2 year old grandson. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

Cecilia said...

I like the hedgehogs and your fox in a box quilt. Both of them would be great for my granddaughters.

Anonymous said...

It's so difficult to decide: foxes, hedgehogs and stars, all are so cute. But I go for "Sunshine", cause I love pinwheels.

Terrie D. (StarSpry) said...

Your foxes are so cute! I also love White Stars. Thanks for the chance to win :)

Drae said...

I think White Stars is my favorite. New take on a classic.

Dita Bybee said...

Love the one with the herringbone pattern! Also the pinwheel one is cute!

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