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!! πŸ™‚  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 πŸ™‚ …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. πŸ™‚ 

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! πŸ™‚

Hope everyone has a great weekend!


  • Brandie says:

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

  • Sue says:

    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 :/ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ So I'll try and stay cool πŸ™‚

  • Archie the wonder dog says:

    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?!

  • Sinta Renee says:

    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?

  • WoolenSails says:

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


  • Grit says:

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

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  • Karen says:

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

  • Darlene says:

    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. πŸ™‚

  • Candace says:

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

  • Abby and Stephanie says:

    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?

  • Kathy Schwartz says:

    Oh you've caught the Miniature quilt bug!! πŸ™‚
    I spent a whole year making mini's, very addictive!
    Little Red is so cute!

  • Jocelyn says:

    Oh my Linda, how ADORABLE!! Great job.

  • Cathy says:

    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!

  • Diane says:

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

  • Michele says:

    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 πŸ™‚

  • Betsy says:

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

  • Carrie P. says:

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

  • Lynette says:

    That's SO TINY and so very cool. πŸ˜€

  • Missie of Traditional Primitives says:

    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!

  • Lori says:

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

  • Mary @ Neat and Tidy says:

    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?!!

  • antique quilter says:

    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

  • motherbuzzard says:

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

  • Allie says:

    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!

  • Lee Prairie Designs says:

    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!

    πŸ™‚ Carolyn

  • Vickie E says:

    very cute!

  • Mama Pea says:

    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.