14 June 2011

Tiny Patches

Woodland Quilt WIP 14Jun11
I've been stitching little squares of fabric together on my two days off! Love the way these are coming out. Each 9 patch is 3" square, the larger patches, such as the star block are 6" square. For the woodland quilt, I'd like it to be about 52" square so will need a total of 16, 12 " blocks (plus a forested border), which means I've got a lot of stitching ahead of me!

1 and 1 1/2" squares
The little squares are 1" and the larger ones are 1 1/2". The tiny size means these are nicely portable projects. In a sandwich bag, I can tuck a stack of fabric pieces, the tiny card stock template, a needle and bobbin of embroidery thread as well as a small pair of scissors. It fits nicely in my purse or my work bag and means I can use spare minutes stitching!

Star
I hope to make at least 4 stars for this quilt.

Book-marker
With some of the tiny leftover scraps from making blocks, I've been stitching book marks! This is about 1" wide by 5" long. These scraps are from a second set of blocks I've been working on for a summery bag.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

The star was a complete surprise and a really good one. The colors are going together so well and I love the book mark. What a great idea. Mary

stitchinglife2 said...

There's something very satisfying about stitching tiny pieces together, and these little blocks are looking lovely. The bookmark is a great idea too.

Plays with Needles said...

So sweet with all those batiks. It seems like you're enjoying the play with value. I see the tiny patches match a rug in your house. Will it be a project for that room?

underatopazsky said...

I love the woodland colours and the flickering from light to dark in the squares like sunlight across a forest floor. Lovely!

vicki said...

The color combinations here are gorgeous! I know you are getting ready to create another masterpiece!!
Vivki

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