Saturday, September 27, 2008
Crazy About Mini Quilts (or just plain crazy?)
For about 5 years I was really into making miniature quilts. A lot of the quilts were made for teacher gifts while my daughter was in elementary school. Most of these I made using paper piecing techniques. I used to say that I was the queen of paper piecing since I did so many. Probably the most challenging of these quilts I made for my daughter for Christmas in 2000. She saw a photo of the quilt in Miniature Quilt Magazine and fell in love with it. I designed it with Electric Quilt software. We named it "Kelsey's Quilt Shop."
The overall size of the quilt is 12 inches by 12 inches. The log cabin quilt that is hanging on the wall of the shop is only 2 1/2 inches by 4 1/2 inches and has 24 log cabin blocks in it. Each block is about 1/2 square and has 9 pieces. My daughter grew up and her tastes changed. The quilt now hangs in my sewing room.
I have gotten away from making mini quilts, but think I think I might be motivated to get started again. I recently joined a yahoo group called Small Quilt Talk. The group focuses on making small quilts. Some of the beautiful quilts I have seen on this site has been very inspiring and have me excited to make some more small quilts.