Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Did you say Mini?

My Churn Dash Mini

Before I got this web I was making a lot of minis and selling some at the quilt shows I did and Antique shows.

When I first got back into quilting in 1990, my DD gave me a subscription to the NEW Miniature Quilts magazine.

I made many from those patterns. This being one of them. I had it at our Local quilt show showing it. I wasn't there at the time but DD was and a lady wanted to know if I would sell it. She had a doll bed it would just fit.

At the time I hadn't wanted to as it really wasn't easy to make. Those blocks are 2" finished and the HST are 3/4 of an inch. Sure used up few scraps.

But I thought, well if she wanted to pay my price for it I could make another. She did so I made another. The quilt is 11 1/2 x 13. I have it photographed sideways to get just the quilt. I made it in 2001.

Then I have another one which is Autumn Leaves. These blocks are only 1 1/4 ' square. The whole quilt is 10 x 12 inches. Fun to make.
Made this one in 1998.

Autumn Leaves

They are both Hand quilted.


Unknown said...

Now that's what I call patience.... Hats off to you, I certainly wouldn't have the patience for something so little and fiddly.

Yvonne said...

I'm not sure I would either but I sure do love them. Your work is wonderful Eileen!

floribunda said...

Your mini's are lovely! I love doing those, too because it's fun to try out different fabric combinations & colors in a small project, and because it's easy to find room to hang them -- and people are so impressed by them, too!

Kairle Oaks said...

Those are wonderful, Eileen. I don't think I've ever seen pictures of either. Thanks for sharing!

I'm really enjoying your blog. Glad you joined. I got home today, so hopefully I'll have time to post tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful quilts, Eileen. Can't imagine making blocks that small! Love the white thread for your hand piecing.

Sharon said...

I l ove them and you did such a great job with those tiny pieces. I made 2 from one of those same magazines and was ready to throw them out in the street, so tedious.

Cheryl said...

Wonderful quilts - you inspire me!
Glad I found your blog. Your banner is so beautiful!