Itty Bitty Blocks

by Nicole

Back in August, I signed up for the IG Mini Quilt Swap organized by Sandy Greenberg at Curly Boy.

Since then I’ve been stalking my partner, trying to figure out what she would like.

I think that she will like something pretty traditional so I’ve decided to make her a sampler quilt of itty, bitty blocks.

I got started this weekend and made this Churn Dash block.

IG Mini Quilt Swap_Churn Dash

As you can see from comparison to the rotary cutter, it is a small block. But at 4.25″ it was too small to fit with the quilt I am planning. So as not to leave this little block an orphan, I plan on turning it into a pincushion for my partner. For more on saving orphan blocks, check out this post I wrote.

I re-did my math and made the block a bit bigger. This one is 5″ and will finish at 4.5.”

IG Mini Quilt Swap_Churn Dash 2

And then I made an Attic Windows block…

IG Mini Swap_Attic Windows

…a Puss in the Corner block…

IG Mini Quilt Swap_Puss in Corner

…a Maple Star block…

IG Mini Quilt Swap_Maple Star

…and a Big T block.

IG Mini Quilt Swap_Big T

That’s five down and seven to go!

I love working with these tiny blocks. I have worked with even smaller blocks before so these aren’t too bad. The smallest blocks I’ve made were for this dollhouse quilt. You can read more about this tiny quilt here.

Dollhouse quilt_quarter

Have you worked with tiny blocks? How small did you go? What did you make?

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Carla November 13, 2014 - 6:16 am

Ok that doll quilt is amazing! How cute!! Love your itty blocks November 13, 2014 - 10:14 am

Wow your itty blocks are gorgeous! Amazing doll quilt too!

Julie November 13, 2014 - 12:05 pm

I love tiny projects. These are so cute and inspiring.

Lynn F November 13, 2014 - 1:12 pm

Your partner is very lucky because those blocks are gorgeous!

Tamie November 13, 2014 - 4:55 pm

Your blocks are beautiful as well as your fabric choices. Your swap mate is a lucky person.

M. E. Stephens November 13, 2014 - 5:01 pm

I think the mini blocks are really, really cute, but I don't think I'd have the patience to do much of that. πŸ™‚ You did a great job, especially on the points.

Roxanne November 13, 2014 - 8:13 pm

I have an ongoing project with 2" variable stars. I use 3 fabrics for each and have cut out 19, only sewed 6 as I have to go slow and try to be more accurate. They are awfully sweet and for a sweet friend.

Gertie Pye November 13, 2014 - 10:11 pm

I always love seeing your miniature blocks! They are always so point perfect x

Bobbi D. November 13, 2014 - 11:21 pm

wow, those blocks are beautiful and I love the fabric choices. The mini quilt is amazing, πŸ™‚

Mrs.Pickles November 14, 2014 - 4:38 am

oh my too cute!!

Leslie November 16, 2014 - 3:26 am

i once made a mini quilt, binding and all that was only about 2 inches square…all patchworked for my christmas elf to hold in his hands…LOL

Kelsey Boes November 20, 2014 - 4:34 pm

These are so cute and fun!! The fabrics make the little traditional quilt blocks really pop. I'm in love with Attic Window, which is funny because it was one of my least favorite Farmer's Wife Quilt Blocks that I've made so far!

Katy Cameron November 28, 2014 - 11:46 am

These are gorgeous, lucky partner!

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