Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Miniature Quilts

My thoughts have always been that Mainature Quilts are wonderful- but who wants to make one!? Right.
Well, never say never. 
 I was inspired this month by my friend Robyn who has a passion for miniature quilts.  She gave a trunk show af all of the the tinys that she has made and I fell in love with them.  So,  I took the challenge and made one--I mean 8 of them.  They were alot of fun!  These little 6" goodies are going to be for my QFF quilt girls to hang on their little clothespin stands. 
Would you like to take the challenge? Robin says you can shrink any (most any) quilt pattern down and make a  mini.  Here is what I did....

I started with 1" strips
I used a small 30's print, a neutral cream and a solid (cream or red depending on what I had)

I strip pieced them to make 9 patches then attached them together with a 1" spacer.
I bordered the tiny tops with a neutral or solid and used a thin batting in between the top and back. (You could use a piece of flannel too)
The binding I used was a single binding at 1 1/4" wide.

I machine quilted them each with an X  through the center but you could definately quilt them really cute!

And there you go! 
If you'd like to see some Robyns trunk show head on over to Patchwork Posse and take a look.  (You may need to scroll down a couple of posts.)

Have a Happy Day!!



RETRO-fabulous said...

So cute! I love minis!! What a great way to use up some scraps. =)

ammie said...

so cute.


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