Thursday, October 31, 2019

October Monthly Mini

Another small mini from vintage blocks.




When I was given these (by my MIL, of course) I immediately knew I wanted to use them for doll quilts. (read more about the blocks  here.) I really love those quiry old fabrics!

I began deconstructing some blocks by cutting them along the seam lines. It was tedious and a bit overwhelming, and the whole idea stalled. Plus I wasn't sure yet "exactly" what I wanted to make.

They went back in the bin and ended up stashed for the past 3 1/2 years.

Recently I saw this on Pinterest, and I was re-inspired.


A simple one-patch. That sounded like a plan. So I dug out the blocks and got to work. After a lot of cherry picking, slicing, and patch liberation, I ended up with a group I thought might work for a cute little mini.



Mine measures 7 1/2" x 10 1/2"
  I have enough of those big blocks to make 50 more of these. 
Which I won't, of course. 



The back and binding, I believe, are vintage ... '60's, maybe?

I need to liberate more patches out of those blocks, and see what else I can come up with. Maybe a little quilt for my new doll cradle?  😊

OK.. that's it for me! Now go check out the other "Monthly Mini's" posted this month, over at The Constant Quilter!

love,
Sandy

12 comments:

  1. I love your vintage mini. Hugs

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  2. Very cute doll quilts! But what about making a lap quilt for yourself out of all those fabulous 16 patches?!!!! cheers!

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    1. I wouldn't be able to nap under it, Claire. It would keep me awake! 😆

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  3. Great use for those vintage fabrics. Yes to the cradle quilt!

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  4. Adorable little mini - perfect way to showcase those bright vintage pieces.

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  5. I love it because it is so different. And it's so small, so cute.

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  6. What an adorable quilt! Lucky you to have all those blocks to deconstruct and use.

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  7. Such a sweet little finish, Sandy. And I think you did a fine job recreating the feel of your inspiration quilt. Great backing and binding, too.

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  8. Oh I love it! Right up my ally! Love all those Depression era fabrics. I have linked you in to the updated post. Thanks for making another super mini!

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  9. Oh, I love simple little quilts like yours with all those wonderful vintage fabrics! So cute! I think you should make another for your new doll cradle :)

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  10. What a sweet mini! Perfect backing and binding too!

    -Soma

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