When I first posted these blocks Janet O. (of Rogue Quilter) said, "Aren't little pieces fun? Watch out--they can be addictive!" Janet is the queen of miniatures and creates beautiful little quilts but I thought, Well, they are cute but I doubt I'll become addicted. Sometimes I love it when other people are right.
The littlest squares I cut at 1¼" and they will finish at ¾". Each little four-patch will finish at 1½".
Suddenly I find myself thinking of all the tiny fabric scraps--especially strings--that are laying around here, wide enough to become tiny 4-patch blocks! It's crazy.
Here's a possible layout. Most of the little double 4-patch blocks are not sewn into larger blocks so there are plenty of possibilities.
I'm so pleased to have had sun today when I had time to take photos outside to capture the true colors. (Only the first two photos and the last were taken outside.) The browns are really warm and the reds are mostly bright.
A pro of tiny quilt blocks:
They are quick to unstitch if you make a mistake.
A con of tiny quilt blocks:
There's a lot of cutting and sewing to get a quilt of any size.
Do you sew with tiny pieces?
I'm linking this post to
> wip link-up at Silly Mama Quilts
> Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
> Midweek Makers at Quilt Fabrication
> WOW at Esther's Blog
> Sew, Stitch, Snap, SHARE at Koka Quilts
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