February 26, 2010

It’s a 1st

Today I made my 1st mini quilt and pieced back. I have seen many people making mini quilts and doll quilts and I have always wondered WHY?? Well today I found out. Fast, fun, and you get to try new techniques on a small scale. Here is what I made…pretty simple, but it is a start :)

This is the front…
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This is the back…

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I am going to bind it in the strip print.

Tomorrow during the CGQC Spring Sewing Party I will be making another one for the NAME THAT QUILT give away. I have just enough fabric.

I have decided to keep this one because:

  • I don’t have any mini quilts and I think this one will be cute on my wall.
  • because I just think it is so darn cute!
  • because I can :)

The best part of this quilt and the one I am making tomorrow is the fact that everything I used to make them with is scraps. The charms were left over from the BIG quilt and there were not enough to do anything with. The white fabric is left over strips from another project. The strip fabric on the back is the tail cut off of the binding on the BIG quilt. I love that I found a way to use up the scraps. Oh, even the batting is from scraps. I took 2 strips from the excess of the BIG quilt and pieced them together and then cut the size I needed :)

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17 comments:

Kim B said...

Its darling Rene!

Crystal Hendrix said...

I love using up scraps! And it looks beautiful!

Jandi said...

Gotta love stash busters! Especially when they turn out that cute!

CJ said...

That is really cute! How big is it?? Love the quilting too.

AllieKatMom said...

Wow, how pretty! The back is even pretty! I love your quilts :) and the quilting is awesome on it! Great Job!

Pat said...

That litle quilt is so cute. How nice.

Michelle said...

It's absolutely adorable -- you should definitely keep it!

joan said...

Oh wow! I love the fabric. That is what I am sewing with today. From all the projects I have seen it is a Verna Day.
Happy Sewing.

Simone de Klerk said...

I definitely is cute and I love the fabrics you used. Very happy and bright!

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

So cute! Can't wait to see the Sew In project. Little Sister-Barbara.

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

I do so love that mini-quilt! Rene - where are you? I'm dying for an update - how is the quilting going - and what are you eating over there? Anything you can share??

The Quilt Buddy said...

Ohhhh...I love it because it would look great at my house!!!

Shiree said...

I like the idea of mini quilts too!!

joan said...

Oh that is gorgeous. I know what you mean about Little Quilts. I often wondered why make little quilts until I joined blogland and saw all the beautiful schinnibles and now Charmettes will soon be available. I am so glad you were able to come to the party!
Happy sewing

joanna said...

so cute! miniquilts are the best.

Mel said...

Very, very cute! Simple, clean and charming! I like the quilting too!

amy and the bad cats said...

absolutely darling! and good for you for keeping it for yourself! i rarely keep anything i make, whether it's quilts or other things.

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