If you've been following along with my IG mini quilt making, you'll remember that I've been working on lots of tiny blocks. For more on those blocks, see my previous posts here and here.
I'm happy to report that those little blocks grew into this mini quilt.
The quilt measured 18" by 24" with each block finishing at 4.5."
I used invisible (AKA monofilament) thread for the quilting. I love using invisible thread when I have lots of different colors in the quilt and don't want the distraction from a contrasting thread color. It blends right it!
One of the blocks that didn't work for the front of the quilt became the label on the back.
Along with the quilt, I included a few extras for my partner: Tula Pink fabric, a seam ripper, thread, needles, and a pincushion.
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Since then I've been stalking my partner, trying to figure out what she would like.
I think that she will like something pretty traditional so I've decided to make her a sampler quilt of itty, bitty blocks.
I got started this weekend and made this Churn Dash block.
As you can see from comparison to the rotary cutter, it is a small block. But at 4.25" it was too small to fit with the quilt I am planning. So as not to leave this little block an orphan, I plan on turning it into a pincushion for my partner. For more on saving orphan blocks, check out this post I wrote.
I re-did my math and made the block a bit bigger. This one is 5" and will finish at 4.5."
And then I made an Attic Windows block...
...a Puss in the Corner block...
...a Maple Star block...
...and a Big T block.
That's five down and seven to go!
I love working with these tiny blocks. I have worked with even smaller blocks before so these aren't too bad. The smallest blocks I've made were for this dollhouse quilt. You can read more about this tiny quilt here.
Have you worked with tiny blocks? How small did you go? What did you make?
I used the pattern, Playing Cards by Jennifer Mathis of Ellison Lane, in Modern Bee by Lindsay Conner. I wanted to make the quilt bigger than the one in the book so that it can be big enough for a big kid. I added an extra row and column of blocks and sashing. It measures 60" by 76."
I quilted straight line spirals in the "cards" and swirls in the background. You can see more on the quilting in my W.i.P. post here. Here's what the quilting looks like from the back of the quilt.
This quilt is all ready for a little person. I wonder who will get it!