Patchwork Quilts

Six Quilts

My first miniature quilts are hanging behind the little beds. Two quilts on the left are in the thimble or tumbler pattern. On the left is card trick. The larger three quilts were constructed using traditional piecing and have a layer of batting.

On the bed in the center is a quilt with blocks in the shoofly pattern set on point. These little blocks were my very first very (and very unsuccessful) attempt at miniature quilting. They waited many years before I could put them together into a quilt.

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Double Square

This quilt is 18.5cm by 14.5cm (7-1/4in by 5-3/4in.) I used the traditional piecing method. Begin with a square and sew two sets of 1/2-square triangles to it. The blocks are set with 1/4 inch sashing.

Two Amish Quilts

This pattern did not have a name. The original quilt was for a single bed.

The method used was applique. The thin strips are more easily applied by cutting them twice as wide as the finished width; folding in half; aligning them on the background color and sewing along the raw edges.
Press the strips over the raw edges and sew down the folded edge using invisible stitches.

Paper pieced quilts

This 14cm X 13cm (5-1/2in X 5-1/8in) quilt is made of fabric from my basket of scraps. The patches here are simple squares 1cm (3/8in) which approximate 4 inch patches of a full-size quilt.

The method for construction was adapted from descriptions of English paper piecing in several sources. I will put instructions in the Projects pages of my web site as soon as I have them ready.

Bianca e Nera

This 16.5cm X 13.4cm (6-5/8in X 5-5/8in) quilt is made of scraps from my current 1:1 quilt project -- a black and white basket sampler. The patches here are thimbles or tumblers. The patches are 1.2cm high and 1.2cm wide at their bases (1/2in X 1/2in). I made this using the English paper piecing method too.


Table runner

even with a miniature quilt there are leftover patches -- what can they be used for? Pillows aren't the only answer.