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 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!


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

  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 :)

  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?!

  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?

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


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


  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!

  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. :-)

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

  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?

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

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

  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!

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

  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 :-)

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

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

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

  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!

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

  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?!!

  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

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

  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!

  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

  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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