June Little Quilt

June Little Quilt Fab

When I think of all twelve Little Quilts, the June Little Quilt is the easiest. However, in my following alterations, I made it a bit more challenging for those who desire a different take on this pattern. If you wish to order the June Little Quilt Kit it can be found here. I used a red, black, and white palette that gave a bit of an ombre affect. I love that look!

June LQ 1

To begin, I laid out all the cut pieces just to make sure it captured the gradation I wanted. It’s very easy to misplace color when the values are so close to one another. Note that in order to create the gradation, each color is included in a row with a darker shade and a lighter shade.

I should have caught my mistake at this point, however, it looked quite normal, don’t you think? I forgot to compare with the pattern here and I cut a third more pieces than I needed. If you consider the bottom row, it needed only four black and four grey pieces. Later, I rectified this problem.

June LQ 2

Then I picked up each row and stacked them together as they were to be sewn.

June LQ 3

The pieces were paired up to be chain stitched,

June LQ 4

and then cut apart.

June LQ 5

Then the pairs were paired up with each other for chain stitching again…

June LQ 6

And, finally the units became a row.

June LQ 7

All twelve rows are completed and placed in color value order.

June LQ 8

I laid them out in the order they are sewn to check for color mistakes and it looks pretty good! I love the gradation! The followup tutorial will be available June 1st. Be looking for it! I will show you how I fixed my mistake.


  1. Lindi - May 18, 2015

    These colors look great this way! L

    • Mari - May 18, 2015

      Well thank you Lindi! Just had to show a different way of creating this quilt.

  2. Susie Rose - May 18, 2015

    WOW! I really like the red/black colorway. And I don’t like the color red!

    • Mari - May 18, 2015

      Susie Rose, that’s quite a compliment! Thank you! I’m glad you like it.

  3. Joy - May 18, 2015

    That looks awesome Mari! I might have to try the red and black one with some colors for my sewing room. Hmmmmm I wonder what colors.

    • Mari - May 18, 2015

      Thanks Joy! You just need a good blend of values. This will be a good exercise for ya!

  4. Linda Froggie - May 18, 2015

    I love your version, Mari! I like them both. This one will be fun.
    ~Joyful Hopppy Quilting~

    • Mari - May 18, 2015

      Awe, I’m glad you think so Froggie!