My Itsy Bitsy Quilt is Done!

by Nicole
It’s rare that I finish the scrap quilt before the main quilt, but there was something about the leftover triangles that were begging for my attention! 
The quilt measures 20″ by 20″ and is made from the scraps left over from my Children at Play quilt.

I’m calling this little quilt, “Little Things” and not just because of the 252 one-inch HSTs! Seeing the image of the girl smelling a flower reminds me that oftentimes, it’s the little things in life that bring the most joy. 

Today some of that joy came from a hug from my 1-year old and a silly joke told by my 4-year old. What little thing brought you joy today?

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Tara Knight July 17, 2012 - 1:33 am

I absolutely LOVE this! I have a bunch of one in HSTs sitting on my table right now and I think this is what I want to do with them!

Debbie July 17, 2012 - 1:40 am

Really sweet Nicole. Laughing with a coworker brought joy today…

Kirsten July 17, 2012 - 1:45 am

This is so cute – love all of the tiny HST's and the fabric in the centre!

Ginny July 17, 2012 - 1:51 am

Wow, this is so awesome, what itty bitty HST's! What brought me joy? Being ablt to catch up on my blog reading 🙂

Gra July 17, 2012 - 1:58 am

I love it!!!!!

Heather July 17, 2012 - 1:58 am

Love the generous white border and the balance it adds. Love your straight line quilting – how do you mark your lines?

Heather July 17, 2012 - 1:59 am

Love the generous white border and the balance it adds. Love your straight line quilting – how do you mark your lines?

Leslie July 17, 2012 - 2:04 am

this is so prefect….i can not believe how many HST's there are and how tiny they all are

Paige July 17, 2012 - 2:29 am

Watching my boys "work" at the Krispy Kreme factory in the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem all morning! I love this little mini!

Lynne July 17, 2012 - 2:34 am

THIS brought me joy today. FANTASTIC! You have such a great eye! Love it.

Heather D. July 17, 2012 - 2:51 am

Wow, it's amazing Nicole.

Annie July 17, 2012 - 3:01 am

Goodness gracious!…your little quilt is so pretty! Being able to sew a little bit each day brings me joy…and your quilt!

Heidi Staples July 17, 2012 - 3:15 am

This is just precious, Nicole! What a great keepsake this quilt will be for your kids!

elizabeth July 17, 2012 - 3:28 am

Oh, what a beauty! It is a treasure : )

Tara July 17, 2012 - 3:56 am

I got to quilt and laugh in person with a great friend today as well as quilt while on the phone with another. Priceless! Can you share the joke?

Heidi Grohs July 17, 2012 - 4:37 am

Your quilt just did!!!

But, today, I smiled when the one year old was sitting on the lap of my 9 year old and rolling a ball to his 12 and 15 year old big brother.

Be still, my heart!

B Greene July 17, 2012 - 4:57 am

Great job – your mini is stunning!!

niveas July 17, 2012 - 6:43 am

it's a absolutely lovely leftover quilt! I admire your patience for sewing all thes HST!

Deb July 17, 2012 - 10:03 am

This is gorgeous!!

Kelly July 17, 2012 - 12:41 pm

Stunning Nicole!!

Beth July 17, 2012 - 1:42 pm

Love this!

Miss Nancy July 17, 2012 - 1:45 pm

Sweet and stunning!! Good, actually great work!!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!

Books_Bound July 17, 2012 - 2:40 pm

This quilt is too adorable! I love it.

I notice you seem to do a lot of minis. Are there any particular tips or tricks to doing such small quilts? I've not yet tried one, but am thinking about it…

Katy Cameron July 17, 2012 - 5:48 pm

Love the teeny triangles!

Pinkie July 17, 2012 - 6:15 pm

Hi The memory of the smile of a crush I had as a freshman in college made me smile. A song that was played on the radio made me think of him. I haven't seen him in almost 20 years. He only had eyes for tall,beautiful, Beyonce girls. He used to pat my head and say, "hi lady" I'm pretty sure he thought I was a puppy.

Alice July 17, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Very nice! I love the quilting. Amazing that you've finished it so quickly. :0)

Cherie July 17, 2012 - 8:24 pm

Such a gorgeous quilt! How did you manage with those HSTs! =D

Megan July 17, 2012 - 10:21 pm

That mini is gorgeous – I do love the girl in the centre. The simple moments in life are often the most joy-filled and I think that is what your mini quilt seems to say.

Carla July 18, 2012 - 2:43 am

SO cute : )

Denise Barrett July 18, 2012 - 3:48 am

I really love your quilt. Where did you get the fabric with the little girl? I would love to get that to make for a little girl I have in mind.

Julie July 18, 2012 - 2:09 pm

This is adorable! I can't believe those tiny HST! Now you make me feel guilty for throwing my scraps away. The quilt is just darling!

thisyearsdozen July 19, 2012 - 1:08 pm

It's beautiful. What patience!!

Love the way you quilted it.

Sewing brings me joy. (OK, now back to sewing.) 😀

thepianohouse July 20, 2012 - 2:45 pm

I've been thinking of projects where I could fussy cut the little girls of color and make something for my girls (since this is about the only fabric line where that's even an option) and this is so amazingly sweet and perfect. Thanks for the inspiration!

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