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Underground Railroad Mini Quilt

Underground Railroad


So, I finished up all 48 blocks needed for my Underground Railroad mini quilt(pattern is from Primitive Gatherings).  These are mini Jacob’s Ladder quilt blocks finishing at 3″.

Mini Jacob's Ladder

I used a variety of Cotton & Steel basics for this quilt.  These were a lot of fun to work with.  Scale is so important when working with very small pieces like those little 1/2″ squares–very little print is going to show up so I knew I needed to choose wisely.   This little Goldish-Silver block is one of my favorites.

Favorite Block

The blocks are all pieced using traditional piecing methods, no paper piecing involved–very fun to make.

Mini Quilt

I still need to cut all of the sashing–I believe, if I remember correctly, that I need 110 little rectangles & there will be little colorful cornerstone blocks in the sashing.  This little quilt is going to finish at roughly 20″ x 30″–it’s so cute!  I have no idea how I am going to quilt it–any suggestions?–Maybe straight line quilting following the diagonals?

Liberty & Essex

I also picked up some background fabric for my next project–these are Libertys and some Essex Yarn Dyed in Olive–and I plan to use for the little house pattern I referenced a couple weeks back.

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

The free mini quilt house pattern can be found here.

I will be sharing my house making progress on my blog as I go–I probably won’t start for a little bit yet though–I have a few projects on my schedule that I need to wrap up.  So if you want to join in/follow along, check out the fabric requirements at the above link and do a little bit of shopping or stash pulling. =)

Have a wonderful Thursday!

Comments (11)

  • The mini quilt house will be very nice in your fabrics.

    Patricia C

  • All of a sudden I am drawn to mini blocks. LOVE your little blocks. Your colors are fabulous.

  • LOVE LOVE the little Jacob’s Ladder/Underground Railroad quilt. SO! Cute!

  • The mini is looking fantastic! Your color choices certainly contribute to a nice overall effect. I’d recommend simple quilting since you have so much piecing that is the true star of the show.

  • Those blocks are ridiculously adorable! Excellent piecing work. I agree. Simple diagonal lines of quilting would look great.

  • So so so cute Corey! I can’t wait to see it all pieced together and quilted!

  • Quilt very nice Marie-Claire

  • Love the Underground Railroad quilt. Stunned at its tiny size!

  • So how was this quilt used in regards to the Underground Rail Road? How was this quilt read? If I were a runaway slave what would this quilt tell me? Can you tell me where you got the information for this quilt? Just curious.

  • What great fun! I can’t believe how tiny those Jacob’s Ladders are. 🙂

  • OMGosh….love your mini!

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