Wednesday, November 09, 2011

{amylouwho} mini quilt inspiration

I have always been obsessed with things that are cute when tiny.  You know, things like, baby toes, baby shoes, mini tea sets, little boxes of altoids, mini reese's peanut butter cups, stuff like that.  Tiny quilts are no exception!

Now that I am obssessed with mini quilts I started to remember that my mom has actually been making them for a long time!  She was nice enough to take a few pictures of some of my favorites to share with you.

She made several of these for Christmas gifts one year.  I love an irish chain! I remember begging her to make one for me, but after making about 6 of these, I think her eyes hurt.  These are strip pieced from 1.5 inch strips!

mom's awesome mini 3

This log cabin is TINY.  1.5" strips. Also strip pieced.

mom's awesome mini 2

And this one has always been a favorite.  I remember when she made this one (over 10 years ago I think).  I remember thinking she was a bit nuts for cutting out all of those teeny tiny pieces and sewing them together.  THEN I remember being amazed at how perfect it was when she finished.

mom's awesome mini 1

Each square of fabric in the pieced portion is different! I appreciate the work in this so much more now.

So, do you have a mini ready to share for Friday?

Check out the prizes!  And really, you could make a mug rug before then!  Do it!  It's so fun and a fast rewarding finish!

6 crafty mcCrafters commented:

Nina... said...
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Nina... said...

Ok, You've inspired me to join the fun! I also posted about this event on my facebook fanpage with the link. Can't wait to see all the cute mini quilts on Friday!!

trish said...

Oh my Amy. Your mom is brilliant! Those are precious mini quilts. :0)

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

Awesome! Looking forward to Friday!

Katie @SwimBikeQuilt said...

so, does my mini have to be finished? lol

elizabeth said...

Almost finished : )

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