Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Last year's miniature

I just love working on my miniature quilts. Lately I've been making one a year. The thing with miniatures though, is that even though they're not as much work as a full size quilt, you do a lot of work (timewise) with not much result (output-wise). I guess what I'm trying to say is this: I'm still working away on my miniature, and I don't really have much more of it to show you.

So instead I thought I'd show you my miniature from last year. It's 14" square. Yup ... 14". Each log cabin block is 2" square. Each log must be 1/4" wide. Of course I foundation pieced the log cabin blocks. I can't even imagine trying to do it any other way. I had originally designed this quilt to be a full sized one, but just haven't gotten around to making it up yet. I will get to it someday. My log cabin miniature still has the velcroes on the back from when it was hanging up at the show. Because of the velcroes, it sticks super well to the lounge in the family room, so I use it as an 'arm protector' on one of the lounges. It's getting really grotty and needs a wash.

I have entered miniatures in the guild show for the past three years, and have been super lucky to have placed first each time. I only really decided at the last minute to enter again this year, I actually had to call and make sure it was okay for me to do it, as I'd missed the deadline. Let's hope I can get the quilt finished in time, I've got about 5 weeks to go!

19 comments:

Cynthia said...

that's a beautiful miniature quilt. I can't believe how tiny the blocks are.

Hedgehog said...

What a beautiful quilt! I can't quite fathom making something SO small!

Screen Door said...

I ike this quilt. My favorite colors. The pieces are wayyyy to small for me. What a collectible?!?!?!?

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

That does sound like a lot of work, but last year's quilt is beautiful

KCQuilter said...

Oh my gosh, that has to The Most Beautiful miniature quilt I have ever seen!!! I think that luck had nothing to do with the first place award. Just love it.

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

An arm protector!!! Oh my - well, at least you are using and seeing it every day, but... maybe it deserves to "retire" to be a wall hanging!!! It really is beautiful (and tiny!).

Cheers!

Evelyn

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Tiny blocks - oh my! It's stunning and deserves a place of honor. You write up the pattern for a larger version and I'll buy one.

Darcie said...

I really don't think it's luck that wins you those ribbons...it is TALENT!!! Very lovely!

Anonymous said...

Nice - I am so wanting to make a mini - or a dozen of them! (Maybe just small, not necessarily mini...)

Norma said...

This is a beautiful miniature. I think this pattern would look great in a full size quilt as well.

Laurie Ann said...

Very cute! Too cute to use as an arm rest. At least entering the other one will give you the impetus to get it finished. Good luck!

Judy said...

Love the quilt and it's so intricate for such a small quilt!

Dawn said...

Oh Tazzie - it is SO GORGEOUS! I think I've seen that before! Thre is NO WAY I would even try and make a 2 inch finished log cabin! It is awesome!

joyce said...

I can't imagine making such small log cabin blocks even with paper piecing. IT is beautiful. I don't think I'd ever let anyone even touch it, let alone have it on the arm of a sofa!

tami said...

That is really stunning. Sometimes, because of the size, I think miniatures are twice as much work. I can't even begin to imagine using that on the arm of a lounge. :o\

Samantha said...

The amount of work in your miniatures is stunning! So gorgeous!

Fiona said...

Oh my gosh that IS small - but perfectly formed!

Ruth said...

Wow wow wow wow wow!!! It's fantastic, I can't conceive of something so small. No wonder you placed first.

Shelina said...

Wow, another beautiful miniature quilt. I think miniatures take longer to make than full sized ones. I really like fall colors too. That applique patternisjust exquisite.

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