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.