Portales Mini: Small Wall Hanging Finish

I'm back with another finished quilt from the book Southwest Modern by Kristi Schroeder. This is my fifth quilt from the book: Rustic, Marfa Lights, Dunes and Cielo were the other four. I think this is probably going to be my last though - a few of the other quilts in the book are paper-pieced and I'm not a huge fan.

Portales Mini was a very quick finish and exactly what I needed. But it was also my first try at half-rectangle triangles which was kind of fun!

I used fat quarters in Kona Celestial, Kona Bahama Blue along with two Carolyn Friedlander prints in white and dark grey. The binding is Kona Celestial.

The quilting is pretty simple - straight lines with the walking foot with matching thread.

The details:

  • Pattern: Portales Mini from the book Southwest Modern by Kristi Schroeder
  • Size: 13" x 28" 
  • Fabrics: Kona Celestial, Kona Bahama Blue, Carolyn Friedlander prints in white and dark grey 
  • Thread: Pieced with Aurifil #2600 (light grey) in 50 wt, quilted with Aurifil #2780 (dark blue) in 50 wt,  #2600 in 50 wt, #2845 (light green) in 40 wt and #2630 (dark grey) in 40 wt.


  1. It looks like a worm gear to me. The half-rectangle triangles look great!

  2. Once again, amazing! So happy you are finding time to sew and quilt!

  3. Looks great!! I just recently tried HRTs too.

  4. Love seeing this as a mini. That's exactly when I need to do when I get one more project out of the way - just play a little. I love HRT but they are still a little intimidating to me.

  5. Great mini! I love the colors and the geometric shape of the design.


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