Thursday, April 24, 2014

A Mini Finish

I finished this little miniature quilt, which I am calling "Civil (War) Kisses"! Once I decided that scrappy sashings wouldn't work (read more here) the quilt came together really quickly. Because I was using up scraps, the options were limited for the sashing, but I really like this fabric with the little hearts. It was perfect to sash the kiss blocks! The little sashing pieces were cut 1" x 2" - very tiny to work with. I like how the touch of red before the binding brightens it up a bit. The finished quilt size is 8" square.

I love this photo taken in the maple tree in my backyard. You can see that the buds are just starting to grow and soon we will have leaves again!

25 comments:

  1. So, how big is it? I love your tiny quilts! My trees are showing signs of leafing out too. I am looking forward to warmer days and some hand sewing in my gazebo!

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  2. This is just so cute, it will look wonderful hanging in your studio if you should chose to hang it there

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  3. I am SO ready for leaves again! Your little mini kisses turned out so CUTE! I just love these smaller quilts for using up the scraps, gaining feelings of accomplishment, and beautifying little spaces. Well done!

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  4. Another finish!!! and it looks great outside in the tree. Good to see that you are not the far ahead of us in the season although I still have snow around in the yard!

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  5. A lovely finish Kathy! I agree with your choice - scrappy sashings would have caused the piece to lose focus.

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  6. Darling! I love kiss blocks. These are tiny kisses :)

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  7. Happy Spring! Happy finish! The hearts are just perfect to go along with the kisses.

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  8. Wise choice on the sashing! And I agree with you on the touch of red ... genius! Gorgeous little quiltlet.

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  9. So sweet! Really lovely little quilt.:)

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  10. Good Choice. I have that heart fabric. It's not quilted yet, is it? So cute and fun to finish something, even if it is only a mini.

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  11. Your little quilt turned out so lovely! Great choice for the sashing and that little touch of red is just right!

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  12. Your little quilt turned out so lovely! Great choice for the sashing and that little touch of red is just right!

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  13. Your little quilt turned out so lovely! Great choice for the sashing and that little touch of red is just right!

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  14. Your little quilt turned out so lovely! Great choice for the sashing and that little touch of red is just right!

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  15. Very cute mini... Love the addition of the red!

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  16. I think it is smaller than I am envisioning, when you say how small the sashing is cut. Hearts on a "Kisses" quilt--so fitting! : )

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  18. Precioso!!!
    Me gusta cuando se aprovechan restos de otras colchas, y los resultados sorprendentes que se crean
    saludos

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  19. GOOORRGEOUS! Just gorgeous!! Congrats on the mini finish.

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  20. like the blocks you have used here, and the red really pops very nice indeed

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  21. Love it, I think I have that book, did a blog hop with it a few years ago :) I finished a signature quilt top last night...

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