Monday, August 4, 2014

Nail Polish Mini Quilt - Free Pattern and Tutorial!!!

Today I have a fun new pattern to share with you!
The fingernail polish block is a free pattern 
I loved it so much I decided to whip up 6 blocks
and make a fun little mini!

In the pattern…
the bock finishes at 10" x 18"…
but for my mini I drafted the blocks down quite a bit!

It's a super adorable block designed by 
my good friend Kimberly
 who happens to be the owner of
Isn't it so cute?

 to download the free pattern and 
for the YouTube tutorial 
on constructing the block!

First I chose my fabrics for the background,
backing and binding.
I decided to go with a light pink
because I wanted the nail polish colors to really pop!

Kimberly gave me permission
 to give you the cutting
measurements for my 
Nail Polish Mini Quilt 
so that you can make one of your own!
Isn't she awesome?…thanks Kimberly:)

Background Fabric;
(A) Cut 4 - 1 1/2"x 9 1/2" and 1 - 1 1/2" x 17 1/2" 
for the sashing for in-between blocks and row
(B) Cut 4 - 1 1/2" x 19 1/2" for outside borders 
(add the side borders first)
(C) Cut 12 - 2" x 4" for the sides of the lid
(D) Cut 24 - 1" squares for Easy Corner Triangles

Lid Fabric;
(E) Cut 6 - 1 1/2" x 4"
(F) Cut 6 - 1" x 4"
(H) Cut 6 more 1" x 4" for the accent line on lid…
I used the same fabric for this
 but just flipped it to the wrong side!
I do this a lot when I need a fabric to coordinate that is just a shade lighter.
It always works perfectly!

From a light gray Fabric;
(G) Cut 6 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2"

Nail Polish Color Fabrics;
From 6 DIFFERENT fabrics cut the following;
(I) Cut 1 - 2 1/2" x 4"
(J) Cut 1 - 2" x 4"
(K) Cut 1 -  1" x 4" for the brush 
from the same fabric..but use the wrong side again:)

From White Fabric for the bottle;
(L) Cut 12 - 1" x 5 1/2"
(M) Cut 12 - 1" x 5"
(N) Cut 24 - 1" squares for Easy Corner Triangles

From Binding Fabric -
(O) Cut 3 - 2 1/2" x Width of Fabric
 and prepare 90" of binding

My mini quilt finishes at
 19 1/2" x 21 1/2"

Sew your blocks together using
Then add your sashings and borders…
and quilt it!!
My quilting is a crosshatch
 1/2" apart using pale pink thread:)

I love how this sweet backing fabric
 looks on my Nail Polish Mini Quilt!

Thanks to Kimberly for such a
 darling pattern…
it was so fun to make
and I hope you have fun making your
Nail Polish Quilt too!

Have a quilty kind of day!!


Teresa S. said...

Your mini quilt is adorable! Love the colors!

PamKittyMorning said...

Super cute Lori! I had been thinking about print fabric and how cute it would be and you'd already put it in motion! OF COURSE!! Love the small blocks, it's all super cute!

Helen said...

So cute! Thanks for the great tip about using the back of the fabric for the highlight.

Nedra said...

That is the cutest thing ever. Absolutely have to make it for my grand daughter who loves to play with her mother's fingernail polish.

laurareid said...

Thank you! Such a fun thing to make and oh so girlie!

Debbie -- Sheltered Stitches said...

SWEEEEETTTTT, I am a nail tech and I'll be whipping up at least 2 mini's for my 2 BFF's I had seen the larger version last week and GRATEFUL Kinberly allowed you to post the smaller cut version!

Shelia said...

Oh so nice. I've made Christmas pillowcases for my daughter the past few years and now thanks to you and Kimberly some mini polish bottles will trim the next one.

Anina said...

Everything you do is amazing and this one is no exception!

Havplenty said...

Your mini is adorable. I had a similar idea today to make this block into a quilt for some darling in the 100 Quilts for Kids challenge going on now.

Thanks for the inspiration. Like minds.


Unknown said...

Love your mini version- now I can't decide which one to make!

Ella and Nesta said...

What a great idea to flip the fabric! You've solved my problem because I really wanted to make this pattern but didn't have all the right fabrics. Thank you!

Unknown said...

Cutest thing ever! I must make one immediately for my daughter who is in nail tech training. She can use it at her place of business to decorate with! Thanks so much for the free pattern!

Holly S said...

Amazing!!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

michelle h said...

Wow! cuteness!! thank you for the directions for the smaller one--that is doable right now and will be so cute on the wall!! I can't wait to make it!!

leanne said...

LOVE your mini - its adorable - I think I'm going to have to make one too :)

Anita said...

Love it! Thanks for writing everything down :)

Unknown said...

Oh, fun!

Zehrina said...

I love it. So cute...

Little Quiltsong said...

Beautiful color arrangements. Thank you for the tip of turning the fabric to the wrong side to get this affect. I love when I learn something new again.

Sewn With Grace said...

How stinking cute is this?!!! Love it!

Lovely Rory Beca Sevona Maxi Gown said...

These are all looking fantastic. And I would like to say one thing more that the color which you used in these quilts is my favorite.

BonnieN said...

This is just beyond fabulous! I will be making two or three right off the bat. I am so impressed with the way you did this, any chance you will be offering kits for this,pretty please???? This will be for Christmas for my Grands, I can hear them scream in delight right now! You are wonderful:)

KellyK said...

Many Many thank you's to you and Kimberly for this pattern!! I just finished quilting 3 of them, ready for the binding. My 2 granddaughters and a neice are going to love these for Christmas!! Thank you for sharing your creative talents with us!!!

eileensideways said...

thank you for doing the math. i saw a lipstick to go with it at | i am going to try to reduce it and put in the middle of your mini nail polish quilt. i love the mini quilts!

Unknown said...

Too cute! Adding this to my bucket list

Virginia said...

This nail polish quilt is fabulous! I'm a nail tech and I'm definitely going to make this one. Thanks for posting.

Virginia said...

I'm a nail tech and I definitely have to make this nail polish quilt! Thanks for posting.

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