Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Mini's...

My love for mini quilts goes way back, when I was introduced to paperpiecing and found it so easy to make the perfect little quilts with perfect little points.  Somewhere along the way, I got tired of paperpiecing and stopped making the little guys.  That is until this past winter when I joined the Jo's Little Women club at the local quilt shop.  With my new found LOVE for reproduction fabrics and precision piecing this club was perfect for me.  These quilts are made using traditional piecing methods....not paperpiecing.  Here are a couple of projects that I managed to get done.
The above quilt measures 21x29 inches and would make such a cute little doll quilt.  I'm not normally a cheddar fan and had to do some convincing in order to purchase it but just love how it pops out the 4 patches.  Sorry my pic is so slanty... 
This little guy is my ALL TIME favorite mini quilt.  It actually came from last years club but I couldn't resist it's charm and HAD to make it as soon as I saw it.  Thanks to my dear friend Heather who came rushing over with her scrap bins to help me find the perfect fabrics.  This 9 patch on point mini quilt measures 12x12 inches and each finished nine patch block measures 1.5 inches!!!!  Remember I said NOT paperpieced.  I found it hard at first to manage the itty bitty pieces but soon got the hang of it.  I still have to quilt these guys but couldn't resist showing them off now.  When this one is completed it is going to live on my lazy suzan on the middle of my dining room table!!  I'll show ya later...

7 comments:

Cindy said...

These are adorable, Jen!

Anonymous said...

Love how you made the little 9-patch scrappy! I might have to make me another one.

Nancy E

Anonymous said...

Love how you made the little 9-patch scrappy! I might have to make me another one.

Nancy E

Colleen said...

Very cute! Gotta love all those gorgeous colors :o)

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful Jen. i have yet to do any paper piecing lol

Michelle said...

Love your minis...especially the 9patch one. I love to make minis too...lots of fun.

Cybercanuck said...

Hey, that 9-patch looks familiar! I love it too and yours turned out just fabulous! Can't wait to see it on the table!