This is what happens when you play with a mini quilt block

by Nicole

I’ve been having fun playing around with my mini log cabin block.

Related: How to Make a Mini Log Cabin Quilt Block

I made a mini block with a linen center and a random set of solids for the logs.


I added four pieces of linen for the sides and one piece for the bottom. With a stitch here and there – voilà! I made a pincushion.

I already have several pincushions, but what’s one more?!?


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Grace July 25, 2016 - 8:58 am

That is adorable. It would also make a cute tree ornament!

Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:13 pm

Thanks, Grace! A tree ornament is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

Jayne July 25, 2016 - 9:40 am

I love this and have been seeing lots of these blocks on IG! I can’t wait to make one myself!

Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:14 pm

Thanks, Jayne! Go for it! They are so quick to make.

Debbie July 25, 2016 - 9:46 am

Super cute! You know I love it! Sorry I published my newsletter before seeing your post or else I would have linked to it…. Very fun tho!

Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:19 pm

Thanks, Debbie! And thank you for the shout-out in your newsletter! I appreciate you helping me get the word out. Plus, I loved your mini. It makes me want to make one!

Ivy July 25, 2016 - 2:12 pm

Adorable! How did you do it? The gusset part?

Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:22 pm

Thanks, Ivy! I’ve got a full-photo tutorial in the works. Stay tuned!

DIANA July 25, 2016 - 4:52 pm


Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:23 pm

Thanks, Diana!

Patrice July 25, 2016 - 7:02 pm

This is the cutest! Great job Nicole!

Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:23 pm

Thanks, Patrice!

Rosemary B July 25, 2016 - 7:46 pm

Very cute. That would be a cat toy here…. I have to keep my pins stuck to something heavy.
It is beautiful and yes, I like the idea above to make Christmas ornaments

Nicole July 25, 2016 - 11:29 pm

Thanks, Rosemary! Cats love pincushions don’t they?!? I could see slipping some cat nip inside for the kitties to go wild and turning it into a cat toy.
And yes, I love the idea of an ornament too!

Meredithe July 26, 2016 - 3:59 am

How gorgeous! And a girl can never have too many pincushions!

Nicole August 29, 2016 - 8:33 pm

Thanks, Meredithe! I’m definitely in the “More pincushions!” camp!

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