October 14, 2012

Teeny Tiny Civil War Era Mini Quilts

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Just completed are three teeny tiny Civil War Era mini quilts!

"Country Lane" is a whopping 8.5" square!

"Chimney Sweep" is a bit bigger at 9.5" square.

"Window Panes" is also 9.5" square.

Quilt Stats:
  • Size:  Truly mini at 8.5" and 9.5" square
  • Method:  Paper pieced, 2" and 3" blocks
  • Fabric:  Civil war ear reproduction fabrics with old-fashioned unbleached muslin backing
  • Batting:  100% cotton
  • Binding:  Double fold, attached by machine for durability with mitered 45-degree corners
  • Value:  Truly striking because of their incredible mini size!
And, no, I am not becoming a paper piecer.  I much prefer strip piecing and pieces of fabric big enough to find if you drop them on the floor!  Making a tiny quilt does not make a visible dent in a fabric hoarder's stash and therefore does not justify buying more fabric!  

Linking to:
Fresh Poppy Design


Randee Erickson said...

Hi Mrs. Hearts!

These look so fun! I LOVE Civil War quilts. We have an AMAZING quilt shop where we live that specializes in Civil War quilts. If you ever come visit, I will take you there. In the meantime, here is there website: http://www.commonthreadsquilting.com/

Syd got to see your parents this weekend in Lubbock :-)

Cowboy's Wife

Sheila said...

Such pretty mini quilts. Beautifully quilted and bound. Such small pieces!