|I love to make tiny little quilts. Compared to some of the other kinds of quilt making I do, they
are pretty darned relaxing! They're also a good way to play with some traditional patterns that
just don't excite me very much when made large.
|Here's a basic "puss in the corner" pattern, made with pieces as small as 1/2
inch, which makes the whole quilt 18" square. Its also a "scrap" or "charm"
quilt - that is, its made with a variety of fabrics, rather than a few. Minis were
the first place I felt comfortable playing with a multitude of fabrics,
something I now do pretty frequently in my larger works.
A tiny quilt needs tiny quilting! In this detail shot you can see the cats quilted
into each "open" block - remember, these are only 2" across!
|Another simple, traditional pattern that's fun in miniature. This is a "nine
patch in a nine patch" variation, with pieces as small as 3/8 inch, which
results in a 19" quilt. Lots of fun. Its stitched in concentric circles which
draw the eye and give the quilt its name "Rethinking the Square".