Little Red

July 20, 2012

Woo-hoo, happy Friday all!!!  We finally had some rain!!!  We need more, but I will take it!  It was so nice not to have to water my flowers for once.

 I have a tiny finish of my own to share!! :-)  A while back Kathie, of Inspired By Antique Quilts shared her wall of little quilts in her sewing room.  I am not going to lie, I have been obsessed or inspired :-) ...either way...by this photo!!!  I LOVE it!!!  If you haven't seen it, go immediately here.  This photo just makes me happy.  Now, I am on a mission to create some little quilts myself.  Thank you, Kathie!!  I went through my books and patterns to see what I had in the form of little quilts.  Let me introduce you to Little Red or as I refer to it as Lil' Dumplin because it is so sweet...I could eat it!! LOL!
Seriously.  Is this not the cutest, sweetest little quilt??  It measures about 9 1/2" X 11 1/2".
I had quite the little photo shoot going.  I never play with the special effects in the photo software, but I think the next photo is supposed to be an antique type whatever.
The quilt is a pattern out of the book Nine-Patch Gatherings by Lisa Bongean and Carole Charles.  Available here.
This book is a treasure chest of gorgeous little quilts.  In the book, there are directions for this really cool way to make 9-Patch blocks.  From 2 squares you end up with two 9-Patch blocks, one negative and one positive.
So cool!!!!!  It is like a 2 for 1 deal!  Like having twins.  LOL!  FYI, these little 9-Patches finish at 1 1/2"!!!  Teeny tiny.  The book gives directions for 2 different size 9-Patch blocks.
I love this quilt because it is like instant gratification.  Once your 9-Patches are done, this little quilt goes together super fast!!!  Like if I have time to do it, anyone can do it!! 
Scooter was more than happy to be my assistant.  He did a lot of rearranging.  I told him to enjoy because he is going to be moving back with Kristin in a few months!!
All pieced.  Now to the quilting.  Yes, I loaded it on the longarm!!!  I should have taken a better pic because it looked a little ridiculous!! LOL!
I loved the diagonal lines so much, I almost just left it as is.  Then I decided to crosshatch the red squares.
And finished!!
The pattern called for a single fold binding, but I just went with a narrow (I cut my strips 1.75") traditional double fold.  You can even see a peek in this photo of another little finish too. :-) 
You can see how tiny the blocks are with a little spool of thread next to them!!

Little Red uses negative blocks, so I still have 12 positive blocks to make another little quilt up! :-)

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

28 comments:

  1. Seriously cute! It looks great every where you put it.

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  2. Well happy Friday to you as well! I was sure glad we got the rain too. Helps moisturize this old lady's skin!

    I LOVE Little Red. What a sweet and cute quilt. Love how you have it displayed all patriotically:)
    I don't have that book by Lisa. So you say it's a good one to buy? And can you get it from her sit? Wish I would have seen it when I was there a week ago.
    I love the instant gratification of little quilts and who doesn't love a good nine patch?!

    Happy weekend to you and I was gonna say stay cool, but forgot that you like the heat :/ :D :D :D So I'll try and stay cool :)

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  3. I love the wall of quilts and can't wait to see your version! The first one is wonderful - have you got it on the wall yet?!

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  4. Little Red is a wonderful little treasure! What a sweet 9 patch! Your wall of small is going to be amazing. The photo shoot was fun. I liked seeing the differences in each photo. What program do you use?

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  5. That is so cute, love mini quilts and would like to try some to add to settings and dolls.

    Debbie

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  6. Der Miniquilt ist toll geworden und wirklich winzig.
    Liebe Grüße Grit

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  7. HELLO! JUST ADORABLE!
    I'M GOING TO MAKE ONE TOO!
    THANKS FOR SHARING!

    msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

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  8. The little red quilt looks very good in your table display. Just perfect. I think you like that quilt a lot. Just guessing. LOL!

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  9. It's adorable. I've made several version of Little Red - it's my favorite little quilt. I'd love to have a "Kathie Wall" in my home, too. :-)

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  10. Oh Linda - you've definitely inspired me! And here I wasn't going to buy any more books - lol!
    Cheers!

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  11. Tiny is so cute! I love Kathie's blog and always love seeing her little quilts. Now you have our own little beauty. So the second one will be the mirror twin, right?

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  12. Oh you've caught the Miniature quilt bug!! :)
    I spent a whole year making mini's, very addictive!
    Little Red is so cute!

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  13. Oh my Linda, how ADORABLE!! Great job.

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  14. How did you get your Little Red to stand up for the photo? It is so cute and that wall of little quilts is amazing!

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  15. Oh that is cute enough to eat! love little quilts like that!

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  16. This is super cute! I'm going right over to check out the picture that inspired you. I hope you are having a great summer :-)

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  17. Linda, I love it.I too gave been inspired by Kathy and have created a wall of small quilts.

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  18. OH! My! that is one tiny sweet little quilt. well done.

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  19. That's SO TINY and so very cool. :D

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  20. So darling! I love mini quilts too! Just posted my last one yesterday on my blog if you want to take a peek. I hope to finish my next one by Sunday...wish me luck! Thanks for sharing!

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  21. It is adorable!!! Love the bicycle too:)

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  22. I love minis, and this is so darn cute. Now what is the name of the quilt pattern that is on your table underneath your darling display?!!

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  23. oh I am so glad to see someone else inspired by little quilts
    yours is adorable I love nine patches and well red.
    ok the picture of it on the table with the flags and the bike toooo cute!
    great book! I have a few in there I would love to make
    thanks for the link.
    I really appreciate it
    Kathie

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  24. I love this little quilt. So cute! I also would like to know how you got it to stand up in your display.

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  25. That is just way too cute - and I do love her wall of little quilts, I think I feel a little quilt fever coming on, lol!

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  26. Darling little quilt and your vignette is delightful!

    I am a big fan of reproduction fabrics and small quilts, so much fun to make and display!

    Found your fun blog through another, and will visit you again, soon!

    :) Carolyn

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  27. It's so cute. I want to make a little mini quilt. Have wanted to for a long time. Love it.

    Hope you are well. Hugs to P for me.

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