24 February 2008

Little Quilts

I think I am addicted to making little quilts! Ever since making the little 30's string quilt I have been wanting that instant gratification you get when you sit down at your sewing machine to start a quilt and a few hours later you're sewing down binding!! And since there are endless places to use little quilts I'm thinkin' this is an addiction I can live with for awhile LOL!! This is a schnibbles pattern--Decoy-- made with Moda's Prarie Paisly I am definitely going to want to get more of this when the yardage comes out!!
And these are both made with a Hemming House charm pack with a little bit of misc. backgrounds thrown in.
I finally laid out my Carolina Crossroads Mystery Quilt but it's lookin' a bit busy so it's going away while I think about what to do with it. I'm thinking of either adding some red sashing or maybe making 2 smaller quilts...any ideas?
I've also been playing around with my Cherry Baby and Sanctuary charm packs.
And now I'm off to play some more!

24 comments:

Kim said...

Wow! I would love a full size quilt done up in the pattern and fabrics that you have done your small quilts! Things are lookin' good. Have you ever framed a small quilt? Looks fabulous. I think I'll try it myself.

Beth said...

I am with you, I much prefer making small to medium sized quilts. I usually don't make anything bigger than a lap size. I like the instant gratification too. I am thinking of making a small size from the quilt from Sharon's class even.

Linda said...

My gosh you have been busy. I love your little quilts, and the CC quilt, I'm a big fan of scrappy, so I don't think it's busy at all.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Man you've been hoppin over there. Love all of your quilts. That mystery one..OMG that is wonderful. Does that have a million pieces or what? I love that quilt. Good job sassy sista!!!

Darlene said...

You have been busy, busy - love everything. Your little quilts are adorable. Ironically, I pulled out my Cherry Baby charm packs and am now waiting for inspiration - what to do, what to do? LOL

OK, here's what you can do with your Carolina Crossroads quilt - send it to me. LOL I love it!

Beth said...

You have really been busy. Your work looks great, I do think I am going to do some smaller things. I am working on two big quilts and I feel like I am not getting anywhere. I do like the scrappy quilt, I really don't think it is to busy.

Caryn said...

I love your mini quilts - I've been meaning to do more small quilts too - I like the instant gratification and I don't have a large sewing space so small would work much better. I love your CC quilt as is but I did see one with sashing (don't remember by who - sorry) that looked wonderful - changed the look completely - not better or worse, but very different!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

The little quilts are really fun. All the ones you have are so great. Good work.

Thimbleanna said...

Yum! I love to see some patchwork -- you've been a busy girl! Can we see your top 10 list of uses for little quilts? I'm very unimaginative and walls and tabletops see rather full at my house these days -- always up for new ideas!!!

Phyl said...

I, too, have been thinking about making smaller quilts. Yours are darling and I understand the need for instant gratification and the addiction!

Cindy said...

Love the mystery quilt, I would really love to do that one. Wish I could say that I am addicted to small quilts but I'm addicted to making large quilts. LOL

country mouse said...

What great quilts you have going on! Love the little quilts, the fabrics in the second and third pics are just wonderful!!

Katie said...

That's where I'm at with Carolina Crossroads. What to do with the borders that will calm the thing down! So I'm sitting on it for a while.

Ginger Patches said...

This is for Anna: Walls and tabletops are pretty much what I do too! Book cases..baskets...nightstand but thats really a table..armoire doors...sticking out of drawers...hmmm think..think..think...foot stools...place mats, candle mats, coasters (really, really tiny lol) I used my left over 4" 30's string blocks for coasters! On trays instead of a napkin...any one else have some good ideas?

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Wow, what a bunch of quilts you have there! And all so pretty! I am starting to see the advantages to doing quilts smaller than bed size as well!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

I think your crossroads quilt is huge... more than enough to break apart if you want.Love the idea of adding some red.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful quilt show. Love that Carolina Crossroads quilt! Thanks for showing all your hard work!

Kim said...

Very cute little quilts! I love making them too sometimes and you're right--there's a million things you can do with them! Not to mention the fact that it's an excellent way to use charm packs or use up those pesky scraps from larger projects!

Bren said...

I absolutely love the Carolina Crossroads quilt. The little quilts are quite addictive, however, like you said, there are lots of uses for them.

Quilting For Less said...

I love making "little" quilts with "little" block patterns. Say about a 4" block! So fun! Love your quilts!

Susan

Judy said...

Love the smaller quilts too. Yours turned out so pretty! Isn't is fun to work with the charm packs, although where do you normally get yours? No pinked edges I see, that's what I like...hate the pinked edges!

I love the CC quilt, it is busy, but scrappy usually is busy. I'll think on something you could do to calm it down just in case you decide to do that. Good job! It's one big quilt!

Carol said...

You have been one very busy girl...I love Decoy...I got 2 of those charm packs so I need to get myself working...love the fabric. Your Carolina Crossroads is awesome. I love it just the way it is!

Doe said...

So much fun you're having!!!!! Love all the eye candy. Thanks for sharing.

Gardener Greg said...

You are really into this quilting thing aren't you, Nice work though. My grandmother used to make quilts out of material scraps and they were the best. I wish I had one today. :(