Sunday, March 12, 2023

Another mini top

Last winter I made a quilt top needing 400 quarter square triangles.  Well I finished it, but without the last border and was left with over 240 of these hour glass blocks.  So this is my first use of them.  It is a meager 32 units.  But I enjoyed the wool, finding a design, selecting the colors and appliqueing it done. Then on to the assembly of a quilt. I utilized the Fat Quarter Quilting book for inspiration.  

10 by 16 inches

I have a 2nd block planned for it with a different layout.  So many creative ideas and not enough time. 

I have 60 5 inch broken dishes blocks made. 

I have been working steadily on my 9 patch scrap quilt. If I don't feel like working on anything else, I will just sit and sew 1 and 1/2 inch squares together randomly putting colors together Last night it was 20 of these units.   It is now 24 inches by 81; this is it folded in half. 


  1. nice to use up the little pieces now instead of keeping them in a bag and finding them in 10 years!

  2. Yikes, you're using 1.5" squares. (Let me know if you need more?!) I like what you've done so far. I've enjoyed doing wool applique recently. Great use of your extra broken dishes blocks. Hope you figure out something else to do with the rest of them. Have a good week.

  3. Your little flower quilt is just beautiful, love the colors and placement. 1.5" squares take a long time to make a quilt large, but sure are small and cute to play with.

  4. I love the mini quilt, I will need to look for that book it looks like a good way for me to purge some of my fat quarters.