Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tuesday This and That




Last week my friend Camille asked if I might be interested in sewing up a mini version of her "Puddle Jumping" quilt. Of course I said yes--I had seen her mini quilts at market and was secretly hoping she'd write the patterns so I wouldn't have to do the math. In fact, she made her original mini Puddle Jumping quilt one day when I was sewing over at her house.


I used bits and pieces of fabrics from April Showers, Scrumptious, and Happy Go Lucky for my blocks. These were so very fun to make. The individual blocks finish up at just 3", and this mini quilt is just 12" square.


The binding is the navy polka dot from Happy Go Lucky with the sashing posts from April Showers. You can get more of the details here, including the link for a free pattern to make Camille's mini Raincheck quilt.



And while I'm on the subject of small things...my obsession with 2 1/2" squares (the ones in Moda Candy packs and the ones in my scrap bin) has sent me on a little journey designing some fun things for these little bits of favorite fabrics. On the 10th of each month I'll be featuring "Simply Small Sewing: Projects with 2 1/2" Squares!"

Please join me for the introductory post this weekend. I'll have a free pattern download and information on the upcoming monthly "Simply Small Sewing" events here at A Quilting Life.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

28 comments:

Christine M said...

I'm looking forward to your projects Sherri. I have quite a few of those mini charm packs.

Kathy H said...

Looking forward to your projects. I love those little charms.

Laura Fedewa said...

I can't wait for your mini charm projects! I love mini scraps too and fell in love instantly with Camille's minis she has been doing! So fun!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

Oh with scrap baskets overflowing and an addiction to the mini charm packs I need the push to use them. hugs

Anne D said...

I love minis as I can actually quilt them. Yours is gorgeous and I cant wait to see what you come up with.

gailss said...

That is a cute little mini and looks fun to make. Those are really small blocks!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Awesome. I love this little Moda candy charm packs too. I also could use some ideas like that to help me clean up my scrap collection!!!!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Also I forgot to mention that I love "simple". How fun! Can't wait until this weekend!

DebrafromMD said...

Those mini quilts are just too stinking cute!

Jules said...

The mini quilt is adorable! but I have to ask: What do you do with it?

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

I'll look forward to the "mini" projects. I've been wanting to grab up a few of those mini charm packs. Looks like now is the time!

marcella said...

Super cute! I can’t wait to see your projects using those candy charm packs, I have quite a few in my collection as well.

WoolenSails said...

I would like to do some mini versions of quilts and I have been getting mini charms, love the small size and will be fun to work with.

Debbie

jlgwyn said...

I'm in! I look forward to your projects and a way to use my mini charms!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Great! I'm a-massing a major collection of mini charms but I haven't done anything with them yet.

Michele said...

Looking forward to your Simply Small Sewing Sherri! Great idea :-)

Christine S said...

I love that quilt and the idea of the mini's! I also am on a huge mini charm kick right now, can't wait for your projects!

Nita said...

Sounds like fun!

Podunk Pretties said...

Looking forward to seeing what you stitch up!

Jennifer said...

What a great idea! I love mini charm packs and can't wait for your inspiration--thank you!

KMSC said...

I won a box of mini charm squares two years ago and have never known what to do with them. I am excited to see what you have designed for us! Thanks, Sherri.

paulette said...

I can't wait!! :O)))
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Jackie at Adirondack Urban said...

I'm looking forward to your "Simply Small Sewing" projects! I have a couple mini charms just waiting for the right project!

Mary Ann said...

Will be looking forward to the projects with the Moda mini squares. I have quite a few of those.

Jo said...

Your Simply Small Sewing sounds like fun. Can't wait to learn more :)

Darlene said...

This sounds very interesting and fun. I'm looking forward to your first design. :-)

pandchintz said...

Your mini quilt is sooo cute!! Looking forward to seeing your projects with the 2 1/2 squares - I'm making a hexagon quilt with mine from a couple of Camille's ranges. No need to cut them into shape, just fold and glue or stitch over a 1" hexie! Such fun!

Bari Jo said...

Thank you! This sounds like fun!

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