Saturday, June 20, 2009

Smitten or Bitten???

I can't decide whether I'm smitten with or bitten by the small quilt bug!

I've seen some small quilts around the Land of Blog over time and recently - I must make some - I simply must!!!!! I've been thinking about this for a couple of days and yesterday while standing at my cutting counter I was suddenly distracted. Over on the far side was a nice stack of 1/2 square triangles with the triangle paper still attached; leftover from my Sallie's Quilt project. I only needed 4 for each block but made 8 instead - why? I had an idea formulating in my mind but that's all changed now - teehee!

I cut them apart, sorted and pressed them. I needed to make four more because I only had 32 and wanted to make a square quilt. I was having a ton of fun so I made two of these little cuties (a surprise for a friend who's encouraged my small quilt bug). I've decided that no border is needed and I'll just bind them with something to provide a nice frame. At this point it's 18" x 18" so it's a perfect little decorative tidbit for my home.

I want to make a few more - teehee!!!! Such silliness, I know.

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In Friendship!

37 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

I din't think that's silly at all -- you're so smart to use all your leftovers. And what an adorable quilt!

alda said...

I'm nosy to see how your quilt will turn out! Like the colours and it is not a silliness to make more...;-)))))

Terry said...

Love your little quilt! I like little ones too! :0)

Carol said...

Very cute. I like small quilts too. Maybe a black or brown print would be good for the binding.

Stina said...

Woohhooo... its fun isnt it...;o))) Love yours!! :o)

Yvonne said...

very cute!

Catherine said...

It's a great little quilt. I love little quilts too.

Carol said...

I love it...I just love it! Perfect way to use those leftovers...your friend is one very lucky girl!

Sherri said...

I just love it! What a wonderful gift to make...I'm trying to think of Christmas ideas already!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Just beautiful. Love the fabrics and the strong simplicity of the design.

Country Log Cabin Quilter said...

I love it! Hmm. I think I might have some HSTs laying around somewhere. Hee Hee!!!

miniaturequilter said...

Very pretty fabrics, it nice to make something that doesn't take weeks to finish!

Karen said...

Good use for your leftovers. And no border fabric needed. I have been wanting to make some small quilts but just haven't found the time.

Kaaren said...

Silly? Absolutely not, Darlene!

This one's gonna be a keeper for sure. I love the colors!

Stephanie said...

Whatever you call it I call it CUTE! Little quilts give such instant gratification.

dotti white said...

I think moments like that are pure inspiration! Good for you in following that! Can't wait to see it finished!

Libby said...

Small quilts are perfect for handquilting practice *s* I'm a huge fan of small quilts and know there will be some in my very near future.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute! Small quilts are such fun to make.

tami said...

I love your little quilt. The instant gragification is great. I am hooked as well. I have done the wall going up my stairs with different little quilts.

Wendy said...

Little quilts make wonderful gifts, your friend will jump for joy with that beauty.

Floss said...

These small quilts can be so much fun and you can make them up quick,perfect for when you have the need to finish something.

Christine said...

Definitely not silly. More like absolutely delightful. I hope you stay smitten (or bitten!) for a long time ... I want to see lots more.

Janet said...

They are wonderful, I like the quicker little quilts for some distraction from big projects. Great fabrics too.

Sew Many Ways... said...

Hi Darlene,
Love this quilt and the fabric. I've made a few mini quilt myself and I love them. I actually make them from the left over corner pieces that you cut off when making a snow ball block or something similar. In one little quilt, I used 1" half square triangles, which finished at 1/2". I should dig that out of the box and show you a picture.
Hope you have a great day,
~Karen~

Linda said...

Once bitten, by whatever part of the quilting bug, it can be extremely contagious. The beauty in the minis is the time frame in completing them, almost instant. This one is such a sweet mini.

Cheryl said...

Great quilt, and there is a lot of satisfaction in getting a small quilt done fast. Love half square triangles and even better when you are using up bits.

Cheryl said...

Great quilt, and there is a lot of satisfaction in getting a small quilt done fast. Love half square triangles and even better when you are using up bits.

Vicky said...

I've been bitten, too. So far I'm just scratching that bite, but I do want to get going on one here pretty soon. Yours is lovely!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Tooooo cute Missy!!! Love those small quilts. By the way I think you've been bitten.

Sweet P said...

Your little quilt is adorable! I like making small quilts too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Totally smitten. Look at those points!!! Crisp girl.

Eileen said...

Oh I love mini quilts! And they are perfect for practicing hand-quilting. :-) This one is so adorable!

Candace said...

Nope - not silly at all, Darlene - just loads of fun! They will make great little table toppers or a picnic blanket for Thimbles and the Gang - and they can join Mr. Squash on the beach!
Cheers!

Pam said...

Love it. I like the idea of no binding.

Carole said...

What a busy bee you have been! Lovely projects you have been working on!

My Baltimore Country Counsin has taken the back burner as I work on some hand embroidery. There's only so many hand projects I do at a time! ;o) Please allow me to be childish and say "I have more blocks done than you do" :p Thank you, I feel much better!

I did order the Bonnie Blue pattern. That is such a sweet quilt! On my to do list!

Hugs!

Ginger Patches said...

Just adorable! I LOVE making little quilts!!! Instant gratification :)

Betweens said...

i know exactly what you mean.. I am now in 3 mini swaps!! I can't get enough..your mini is so adorable and I am sure your friend will love the second..a great way to use those itty bitty scraps!!

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