Monday, July 9, 2012

Meandering Minds

Cathi made this miniature Drunkard's Trail quilt that finishes at 8" x 10" using the 2" Drunkard's Trail collection.
The quilt is destined for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Miniature Lucy Boston

Shirley has been making these tiny wonders ! Using (to some extent) the Lucy Boston Patchwork of the Crosses collection (and book).
Here's what she writes :

I have always adored miniatures !  They just fascinate me.  Well.... at long last...... I DID figure out a way to make my POTC Name Tag  block.  I started with the line drawing on p.29, Lucy Boston, Patchwork of the Crosses. 
 The hardest part was dealing with fraying of the "1/4" connectors while sewing the y-seams but not so much so that I would give up....   To simplify, I just did a fold over binding from back to front and SID around all the hexagons. 

This mini is made from the same fabrics I made her Big Sister in (April 2011 entry in the Inklingo Projects Blog)    I learned from this 'Big Sis'  how to fussy cut better and .  The 12-piece crosses presented a problem with bulkier seams than I liked so I cut it in one piece; the same difficulty with the edge shapes as well - so I hand stitched a facing, scalloped the border and embellished with Inklingo Circles in the open spaces.  Size is 14" x 18" and 754 pcs.  if I counted right !  If Linda ever comes out with a smaller version of the POTC block pieces with those wonderful accurate crosshair markings, I will be VERY tempted to be one of "those" that make a 'big' miniature quilt.  Marking around templates that small by hand is just not as accurate as I like in comparison to printing in Inklingo fashion.  

Well, I loved your Big POTC-quilt, but this small one has me scraping my jaw from the floor. Just awesome, Shirley !!!