Sunday, January 29, 2017
A Miniature Finish
If this looks familiar, it's because it's a repeat of one I made in 2014 but no longer own; thus the "II" in the title. It is made totally from scraps, except for the binding. Even the backing (a neutral tan colour) was a leftover small piece from backing a large quilt. You can read the story on the first Not Quite Civil here and here - where the fabrics came from and how it got its name. The first Not Quite Civil now lives in Stuart Florida.
block and has 49 pieces per block. So this quilt, at just a hair over 8.5" square has 445 pieces in total. Each block is 2.75" and each "log" is less than 1/4" wide. At right, my rotary cutter gives you some idea of the scale. The blocks were foundation pieced and it is machine quilted. Log Cabin has always been my favourite quilt block, and the Pineapple which is a Log Cabin variation, is a close second. I am teaching several Miniatures classes this spring so am hoping to get a few more new ones done before then.
Have you ever tried making a miniature quilt?
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." ~ Napoleon Hill