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.
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.
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!