Preppy the Whale | A Finished Mini Quilt

so i've had Elizabeth Hartman's Preppy the Whale pattern for what seems like forever. well this week, i decided that i needed a new mini quilt for sewing room and the mini quilt from Preppy the Whale would be the perfect size.

for this mini, i decided to work with a limited color palette and what better than my two favorite colors. i knew i wanted lighter shades and move to a darker shade and these fabrics worked perfectly. plus i was able to use a few more of my Lizzy House prints along with some Studio E swirls and Cotton+Steel. for the background i used an old standby, Essex Yarn Dyed Linen in Indigo.

for the quilting i kept it pretty simple with a diamond crosshatch using my favorite Aurifil color Dove Gray (#2600).

lately i have been playing around with a chunky or wide binding. this is now the second quilt that i have added the chunky binding to and i think i'm in love. the little extra binding really adds a framing quality to the quilt. i have only added it so quilts with borders, so i need try and add it to a quilt with points and try out my idea that i have. for those curious i cut my strips at 3.5 inches, stitched it on with a 1/2 inch seam allowance and it has given me a nice 1/2 binding. since this isn't so wide i still did a double fold binding.

this was just the creative outlet i needed this week as my hubby is trying a new shift at work and this has taken some getting use to.

Quilt Stats
Pattern: Preppy the Whale
Dimensions: 16 inches x 22 inches
Quilting: Diamond crosshatch
Fabrics: Lizzy House, Cotton+Steel, Studio E, and Essex Yarn Dyed Linen


  1. So cute. 'Love your work and the pattern. You did an excellent job on the quilt.

  2. So cute!! I love those little whales.

  3. Fun! I've had my eye on Preppy for years but have never actually bought the pattern. Seeing your mini has me thinking it's time to take the dive. Great mini!

  4. Mini Preppy the Whale is perfect. I love the wide binding! The cross hatch quilting is just right too!

  5. That will be a nice addition to your sewing room!!

  6. Your quilt is so cute! I love the fabric choices, and the quilting makes the design pop. Great job on a finish!


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