Quilt Blocks

Minis on the Mind

Mini Quilt

Now that the Playful Petals blog tour has wrapped up, I am excited to be back to regular programming.  Of course you can still enter the giveaway if you’d like.  And, thank you all so much for the wonderful comments about my book!–you guys really know how to make a girl blush. =)

Apparently I have had mini quilts on the mind lately.  I have thoroughly been enjoying working on these little mini blocks recently.

Small Blocks

They will finish at 3″–those little squares are just 1/2″ finished in the block.  I have also really been enjoying using Cotton & Steel basics.  The colors are just “beauty-full” (as Elonie has been saying recently).

c&s

I have 24 blocks finished and I need a total of 48–I have found that it takes longer than I think it should to make these little guys.  It seems that if they are half the size(or in this case 1/4 the size) they should take half the time, right? =)  So not the case!

Mini Blocks

The pattern for these blocks is called Underground Railroad by Primitive Gatherings.  It was a pattern I picked up last year at a quilt show.  Just waiting for the right fabrics.

Underground Railroad

I also took some time to make another Mini Buds quilt–this one does not have the applique added if you were wondering what it might look like without.

Mini Buds

It’s done in a mix of Art Gallery fabrics.  I still might end up a scrappy mix of petals–we’ll see.

Stained Glass

I also came across this free pattern, The House that Kaffe Built, over on the McCall’s website:

Image Courtesy of McCall's quilting
Image Courtesy of McCall’s quilting

I think it’s the cutest little quilt!–These blocks finish at only 2 1/8″–just teeny!  I think it’s so cute and I’m inclined to give it a whirl.  Would anyone be interested in a sew along?  Pretty laid back, maybe making a few blocks a week until it’s finished?–Let me know what you think!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Comments (11)

  • Really great blocks! Many years ago I took a miniature quilt making class from Sally Collins. She said that piecing a miniature quilt takes as long as a full size one but at least the quilting goes quicker 🙂 I have certainly found that to be true.

  • Yep, yep, yep! Let’s make those bitty houses! I’d spotted that pattern as well, and have it on the someday list, but if you do a little sew along it will move to the NOW! List!

    You know you are building the cutest railroad of all time, right?

  • It really does take longer to work with minis! Loving the colors in the Underground Railroad quilt.

  • Underground Railroad looks very similar to Jacob’s Ladder, except the corners are slightly different, and I like that slight difference!

  • I love miniatures! These are all gorgeous, and now I need to go make something adorable and small 🙂

  • Those tiny blocks are so cute! I can understand how they take time, it seems trickier to keep them straight and accurate that small. I love the little house one best!

  • I would be interested in a sew along. I love that quilt.

  • Those are sooo cute. A sewalong would be fun,

  • The railroad is adorable would also look fabulous full size, I love the idea of a quilt along those little houses are so cute. Quilty hugs

  • Yes I would love to do the mini house qal!!!

  • Where can I get the little house pattern? That mini looks sooo cute!

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