Thursday, November 1, 2012

Small Quilts

I have a special place in my heart for small quilts.  I have quite a few and continue to make more out of my scraps.  Sometimes I remain true to the pattern and use only Civil War Repro fabrics.  But more and more I am branching out and using Edyta Sitar's method of mixing all fabrics in my quilts.
This Edyta's method of variety of fabrics removes my limitations in having enough variety of Civil War fabrics.

I like to use these small quilts as leader and ender projects.  For more information on leader and enders visit , Bonnie Hunter's website.

I am currently working on a small quilt called "Grandpa's Cards" out of Civil War Legagcies by Carol Hopkins.  I am remaining true to the Civil War Repro fabrics in this one.  I recently made a trip to JJ Stitches Quilt Shop in Sun Prairie, WI and bought the background fabric and fabric for the alternate blocks/setting triangles.  Below is a block waiting to be sewn together.  I lay blocks on my machine table the way it should be sewn. The half-square triangles are 2.5".  The hourglass blocks have 1.5" blocks or half-square triangles. 

Below are the next 3 blocks waiting to be squared up.  Notice the nectar of life is sitting there, MMMmmmmm... Diet Coke. 
Below are the blocks I have completed.  The pattern requires 20 of these blocks so I have a ways to go.  My goal is to complete this quilt and get it quilted for the March 2013 show.  :) 
Stay tuned...

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