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!



Cathy said...

I love your vintage mini. Hugs

Barb said...

so so sweet!

cspoonquilt said...

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

Quilting Babcia said...

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

Cynthia@wabi-sabi-quilts said...

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

Robin said...

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

Nancy said...

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

Janet O. said...

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.

Wendy Caton Reed said...

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!

Barbara said...

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 :)

Sandy said...

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

Soma @ said...

What a sweet mini! Perfect backing and binding too!