Friday, January 31, 2020

January Miniature Quilt

Wendy at The Constant Quilter encourages fellow bloggers to make miniature quilts to link to at the end of the month. 

starting blocks
I enjoy making mini quilts and am looking forward to sewing up lots of tiny scraps in 2020.
My January project comes from a scrap bag from a friend that was full of 1.25" squares. 
I posted last week about this muddy mess of a mini scrap quilt, and for some unknown reason that blog post has disappeared into the ether. Blogging (and life in general) is weird that way... now you see it, and now it's gone!

miniature quilt top with dark blue sashing
Anyway, in the comments on that missing post Annie suggested a dark blue sashing to give "drama and definition". Such an excellent idea... thanks Annie!
Here is the same blocks with sashing... so much better!

back of the quilt top

This is a photo of the quilt top from the back so you can see how I pressed all the little seams. It is very precise sewing and sometimes challenging with pieces that finish 3/4", but I enjoy it!

This photo shows the scale of the blocks as I was quilting the diagonal lines with the walking foot. The finished block size is 2.25" and there are 271 pieces in the quilt.

Here is my January miniature quilt measuring 16" square. 

Because most (all?) of the scrap pieces (except the sashing) are William Morris fabrics, I am calling this "William Chains".
 I like the strong diagonal neutral chains in this design. 

To see the links to the other January miniature quilts, hop over to The Constant Quilter.


Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

A fabulous mini - the sashing was a great idea... and oh those pieces are so small!

Julierose said...

Loving your mini with that sashing...nice work hugs, Julierose

Janet O. said...

Annie's suggestion really worked. Congrats on your finish. I really like it.
I have yet to post mine.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

That blue sashing looks great. I need to do a few miniatures for my little quilt stand.

scraphappy said...

The dark blue fabric give each block a nice separation and makes a huge difference in how the quilt looks. Great idea! Tiny quilts are always so adorable. This one is no exception to that rule.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

congrats on getting it done! I rarely make a mini I should sometime

Gretchen Weaver said...

This turned out really cute!

Quilting Babcia said...

Annie's suggestion gave these little squares wonderful definition, great finish!

Chantal said...

Great job, Kathy. I really love William's Chain. Congratulations! Thank you for showing the back of your blocks. I appreciate this as I'm never sure which side I should press the seams. I might keep this picture for future reference in my files. I don't want Blogger to make it disappear. That's sad. ;^)

Kate said...

The blue sashing really made a difference. It's beautiful mini. I'm always amazed at how small you can go!

Chris said...

"drama and definition".
I love it!

Barb said...

what a lovely little!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Much better with the sashing.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

This is such a super mini! I finally got it linked into my post. I'm having a bit of trouble with Blogger. I thought I had lost everything, but it seems to be back on track. Thanks for traveling along. I am going to have to post the February mini on the 26th as I will be away from the internet for a week at the end of the month. I will get everyone linked up when I get back. Woohoo!