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Wednesday, June 1, 2016

One In a Minion Quilt Along - Week 9 & DESIGN INVITATIONAL!

Welcome to WEEK 9 of the One in a Minion Quilt Along (#MinionQALby Jennifer Rowles of Playful Piecing!

As we near the end of this Minion-Tastic event, we'd like to take the opportunity to invite you to share your own fun Minion-themed patterns! Be sure to scroll down to see our #MINIONQAL Design Inviational! 

Don't forget to scroll down for fabric amounts & layouts and, of course, today's patterns!


Difficulty is rated out of 5.

12" paper pieced
tested by Laura Shaffstall & Jennifer Rowles
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Please read ALL RULES carefully before submitting patterns.
One In A Minion Quilt Along
 Design Invitational 
Participation Rules
  • Design an original pattern to supplement the #MinionQAL
  • Patterns must be completely original and created by the submitting designer. Designs may not use any part of a another designer's pattern, including, but not limited to, those designs shared on fandominstitches.com
  • Please check out the quilt layouts and the Despicable Me/Minion Pattern Archive BEFORE designing your pattern. Invitational designs are intended as supplements to the existing patterns.
  • Designs based on other, non-quilt artwork art (including fan art) must include written permission from the artist. 
  • Patterns can be any technique, but must finish 12" x 12" (12 1/2" x 12 1/2" unfinished).
  • Make your pattern and take a photo. Only tested patterns with photos of the design in fabric will be included on fandominstitches.com.
  • Please include your name (online or real), pattern finished size, your blog, social media, contact information and/or anything else you feel is pertinent to your pattern.
  • Patterns should also include the following text, "Designed for the #MinionQAL Design Invitational on fandominstitches.com."
  • Submit your pattern using our submission form no later than Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at Noon CST (U.S.).
  • PDF patterns can be hand drawn or created using graphic design software as long as they are clear and easy to follow. For helpful information, including software suggestions, see Be A Designer.
  • Google Drive is a great way to share pattern files (it's free to use for anyone with a Gmail account and files can be updated as needed). Patterns can also be emailed to ofenjen@fandominstitches.com and they will be hosted by Fandom In Stitches. Pattern submissions will not be accepted via Facebook or other social media.
  • On Wednesday, June 29, 2015, all #MinionQAL Design Invitational patterns will be posted right here on Fandom In Stitches to share with our quilting community!
  • One lucky designer will win a fun prize from Jennifer Rowles in a random drawing!
ONLY patterns following these rules will be considered for posting on FiS.
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Share your design for a chance to win this fun Minions fabric panel!
Questions? Leave them in comments or email ofenjen@fandominstitches.com!

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Layout 1
12 - 12" blocks (choose your favorites)
65" by 75"

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Layout 2
12 - 12" blocks (choose your favorites)
65" by 75"

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Layout 3
12 - 12" blocks (choose your favorites)
65" by 75"

About the Blocks:

  • There will be 16 blocks to choose from. You will need 12 if using one of the layouts above.
  • The yellow fabric amounts for the Minions is not included with the layout information. We recommend that you use a yellow fabric that is consistently available in a fabric line such as a Kona, a Moda Marbles, or any blender fabric that is a constant in a manufacturer's line. You'll need approximately a yard, depending on your piecing style. When in doubt, buy more!
  • This quilt CAN be completed without embroidery: Some blocks required extra embellishment for details such as eyes, mouth, hair, etc. Can be hand embroidery, fabric paint, or anything that works for you. The photos and patterns show suggested details for the blocks. You should choose what you want to add and how you want to add it!

About the Layouts:

  • There are three 12-block layout options provided (above).
  • Each 12 block layouts is approximately 65" by 75". 
  • Layouts range from easy to difficult for skill level. It’s advisable to really look over the layout options prior to picking out fabric and choosing one. Pick one you to suit your skill level and preference.
  • The layout fabrics are not needed to get started with the blocks. Not sure which one to do? Decide later! 
  • Each layout can be modified to accommodate 15 or 16 blocks instead of 12. Additional instructions to modify the size will not be provided but can be discussed in the Facebook group

General Event Information:
  • Minion blocks designed for the #MinionQAL by Jennifer Rowles/Playful Piecing.
  • Patterns are NOT to be used for manufacture or distribution. Sale of this pattern or quilts made from this pattern is prohibited. Use for donation to charity is absolutely okay.
  • If you need help with this event, please join the #MinionQAL Facebook Group or contact Jennifer Rowles directly

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  1. Thank you, he is so cute. Guida

  2. Those one in minion quilt designs are awesome but some of it are quite challenging. I am new to quilting and still getting the hang of it but I'm interested in giving it a try. Who knows, I might be able to pull it through. :)