Saturday, August 30, 2008

When last we met, I was happily playing in the scrap basket and stitched up this little cutie.The goal was to make 'Try' one of the quilts from the book Hey Nonny Nonny
by Virginia Cole of Galloping Pony Press. Check out her blog for lots of inspiration.
Keeping in mind that I have not yet dabbled in the arena of scrap booking, cropping or collage making, I have chosen to stop this little quilt here. The fabric in the background will be the binding.
When working with such small amounts of fabric, it is very easy to cut too much. What can a girl do but stitch up the extra pieces into another little quilt?
Still have leftovers? Well then just make another!
Is there anything more satisfying than hand quilting three quilts from start to finish all in one evening? Viva little quilts.

25 comments:

Carol said...

OMG how tiny they are...cute as can be.

Kim said...

Quick and easy, this would be a good way to make quilts for a baby doll's quilt. Maybe with the pieces cut just a tad bit larger, lol.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Hold on a minute... I thought you were amassing quilts on which for Caasi to work her magic? I'm confused... !?

Quilt Hollow said...

I love them small and splashed with a lovely tea bath. Looking Good!

Guðrún said...

These are not little quilts, they are tiny quilts. Just great.

Crazy for Primitive Quilts and Gardens said...

How cute!

ROZ said...

Well, they are cute.

galloping pony said...

Love your little leftovers. Viva miniature quilts indeed!

Joyce said...

They are cute. Each square must be tiny indeed!

Catherine said...

Little quilts are such fun -- almost instant gratification getting them done and perfect for small decorations. :-))
I love yours -- there's nothing like a 9-patch!

Marisa said...

Oh how I love the tiny tiny quilts. You are really going to town here! Very very nice work. I love the visual impact of the darks with the white. Beautiful. Way to go on the hand work.

Eileen said...

Oh, you're getting into my thing now. Very cute and looking very old with those fabrics. are you hand pieceing them?
Want to see them quilted now. Great for using up scraps of batting also.

dee said...

Oh My Goodness. Now I am channelling you Libby! I have just finished the hand stitching on one and found I had enough for two more. Mine are made with Holly Jolly fabric for a Christmas theme. I'll blog them later. I can't think of anyone who I'd rather be following along with. Yours, of course, are better looking. I'm just a Libby wannabe.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Holy moly girl those are tiny pieces. I picked up a book by that gal at the Folk Art Festival along with a little packet of some old papers to make a collage. I had never seen them before - hope this isn't the start of a new addiction, LOL. Very cute and sweet your little pieces Libby.

Hugs - Karen

Marilyn R said...

These tiny quilts are beauties!

Stina said...

I love them...so tiny and wonderful...
and to work with these little pieces it makes you feel very clever to use all those tiny little scraps...well done..!!:o)

Knot Garden said...

They are so adorable and such a lovely tiny size. Amazing work.

Karen said...

I did as suggested and checked out The Galloping Pony. Very interesting. ARe you going to add anything to your little quilts?

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

OOOHHHHHH Libby, lucky you to have a new longarm and Harper being given the green light!I will wager you master yours way before me! I am battling, it seems so big. Love the lovely little quilts.

Marie said...

I love quilts, I have them everywhere, even in my car....
I have given you a little award. Please come to my blog for all the details....Marie

Vert Cerise said...

What a lovely blog !! I'll come back !!

quilterpolly said...

how cute. How are your eyes holding up. You sure do keep me motivated:) Keep up the great job

gwen said...

Even if you are not into scrapbooking, just to frame these little cuties would add the last touch. Framed, the tiny quilts look like precious antique!
To have 3 quilts quilted in one evening is really fast. Anyway you did a wonderful job and the link you gave is really inspiring. Thanks and take care.

Sweet P said...

Wow! Those are tiny quilts! Fantastic job.

Wendy said...

Your tiny quilts turned out wonderful. I loved making mine and they are now in frames. Galloping Pony has some awesome ideas.