Beach Boxes – Marti Michell Mini Quilt Blog Hop

Another day, another blog tour and this one is a corka!   Angie from GnomeAngel has gathered together an awesome bunch of quilters who have designed fun and free mini quilt patterns using the Marti Michell Perfect Patchwork Template Sets and today’s my turn.  Yay!

She Quilts A Lot - Marti Michell Mini Blog Hop

Have you ever seen the Beach Houses at Brighton Beach in Melbourne, Victoria?  They’re a sight to behold with all the bright fun colours and are an iconic little piece of Australia.     They’re also pretty good inspiration when ideas are few and far between for a mini quilt design!

Brighton Beach Boxes

To make your own version of the Beach Boxes mini quilt you’ll need Set B of the Marti Michell’s Perfect Patchwork Templates.   If you’ve been sewing along with the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Quilt you probably already have a set, if not, you can grab them direct from Marti by clicking here.

She Quilts A Lot - Marti Michell Mini Blog Hop

The Beach Boxes mini quilt is perfect for using up some of the scraps we all have laying around or, you could use a Charm Pack of bright fun fabrics and make all of the boxes colourful like the ones at Brighton.   To make the mini like mine you will need:

  • 10-15 squares of bright fabric at least 5″ x 5″
  • 3 Fat Eighths of grey and black print fabric
  • 1/3 yard of white background fabric
  • 1 Fat Quarter of black print fabric for the binding
  • 25″ x 25″ square of backing fabric
  • 24″ x 24″ square of cotton batting

She Quilts A Lot - Marti Michell Mini Blog Hop

Once you have all of your supplies gathered making the 22.5″ x 22.5″ mini will be easy!   You can follow along with the tutorial steps here or you download a PDF version by clicking on the image below or here.   Just a quick note: the binding can be cut from a fat quarter (6 strips) or yardage if you have it (3 strips).

She Quilts A Lot - Marti Michell Mini Blog Hop

I had every intention of leaving the quilt as a mini but then…. who doesn’t love a bright fun pillow.   If you’d like to do the same grab a 20″ zip and an additional 25″ square of background fabric and then head on over to my Lapped Pillow Back tutorial to make yours!

She Quilts A Lot - Marti Michell Mini Blog Hop

But wait there’s more… There are some great prizes up for grabs if you make your own Marti Michell Mini Quilt!

On Friday 18 November Angie and all of the  bloggers will be posting a linky on our blogs. You can submit your photo via the link or you can submit a photo to the specific album in the Farmer’s Wife 1930’s Sampler Quilt Facebook Group or you can post it on Instagram with the hashtag #MartiMichellMiniQuiltmania and tag Angie @gnomeangel and Marti Michell @MartiMichell in the photo. So many ways to enter and so many awesome designs to choose from!

12 August 2016 Angie @

19 August 2016 Tonya @ The Crafty Mummy

26 August 2016 Lucy @ Charm About You

02 September 2016 Kirsty @ Bonjour Quilts  <— you are here

09 September 2016 Cat @ Cat + Vee

16 September 2016 Nathalie @ Les Ouvrages de Nat

23 September 2016 Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts 

30 September 2016 Peta @ She Quilts A Lot – that’s me!!!

07 October 2016 Lisa @ Sweet Little Pretties

14 October 2016 Rachel @ Wooden Spoon Quilts 

21 October 2016 Raylee @ Sunflower Quilting

28 October 2016 Lisa @ In The Boon Docks

04 November 2016  Marti Michell


Happy sewing!