Thursday, October 27, 2011

1930's Mini Quilt

Just one more UFO finish before the month runs out. I'm getting there! This was my August challenge project, and I don't know why I didn't get this little bugger done on schedule. It hardly took any time at all! I guess I really did have a busy summer (and/or zero motivation to sew!)...

Quite awhile ago, a quilting friend gave me these adorable little 3-1/2"" paper-pieced blocks all done in 1930's repro fabrics. I loved them! But I wasn't sure exactly how I wanted to use them, so they were set aside like so many other little projects. When I took the UFO challenge, I knew these had to be on the list!

I had a few different ideas, but finally decided on a very simple mini-quilt that would just highlight those cute blocks. I added 1/2" sashing and a 1" border of white Kona cotton, and used a 30's repro from my stash for the back and binding. I could have used almost any color, but the red just jumped out at me. I really like the contrast.

And here it is all done, freshly crinkled from the dryer. Start to finish in a day! The size is approximately 11 inches square.

I added triangles (4" squares, folded in half diagonally) to the back corners before sewing on the binding instead of a hanging sleeve. That way it could be used flat as a table topper or a doll quilt, or slip a piece of dowel under the flaps...

And it's ready to hang on the wall.

Love it!

15 comments:

Jean said...

Ok this is the cutest quilt ever!

TööT said...

A very cute picture ! and it looks nice on a dark wall.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

This is the cutest little quilt. I love teacups and 30's fabrics, so this is a win/win for me :-)

Tracey said...

Very cute-I love the red.

Lynn said...

What a darling little quilt, love the teacup!

Twila said...

Just too cute, Heather. Love, love, love it!

Julie in WA said...

I can't imagine piecing blocks that finish at 3 1/2 inches! You finished them off just perfectly.

Great job in completing THREE UFOs!

supermom said...

What a sweet little quilt. You really did get a lot of projects finished this week. I'll bet that feels really good.

The way you organized this giveaway was fun as I got to read some of your other posts.

(supermomnocape at yahoo dot com)

Mary5 said...

Very sweet '30s quilt. I love the 30s and yours is perfect.

Lucy~

**nicke... said...

ooohhh... i LOVE it too!

Chris H said...

That wee quilt is just so cute!

Wonderbunnie said...

You're so right. The red pulls it all together. I love the teacup, and the tulip, but to me it looks like a bird!

karen said...

I'm personally burnt out with 30's prints, but your little mini is adorable just the same.

Lindsay Anne said...

Very cut!

Craft Couture by T.C. said...

very cute..I love the color combination of these little blocks. You did an excellent job.

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