Saturday, June 8, 2013

Little Quilts

I love little quilts!  Thankfully the internet and blogs are overflowing with ideas and tutorials.  The above quilt is from Kindred Quilts blog.  This quilt is called Nellie's Nine Patch and uses Minnick and Simpson's Indigo Crossings fabric. 

Here is the beginning of my version of Nellie's Nine Patch.  Yes, I raided the fabric stash in search of blue fabric.  I found this tutorial on Pinterest to help with making the nine patches.

Since July 4th is a few weeks away, I found this red, white and blue quilt from Kim's Big Quilitng Adventure.  The quilt is made from HST (half square triangles).   Since I had some left over HST, I thought this was a good way to use up some more stash.

Here is my start.

This is a quilt I saw on Rogue Quilters blog using the Primitive Gatherings tiny tumbler template.  Another great way to use stash fabric and decorate for the fourth.  I also saw a zig zag quilt using HST. I have some  30's prints which could be utilized for making a baby quilt.  So many ideas, so little time.

Someone recently asked me "what do you do with all those little quilts?"
  • table runners
  • table toppers
  • layer at the foot of the bed
  • display in cabinet
  • seasonal decoration
  • hang from an old ladder
  • hang on metal rod and use as window treatments
  • let children play with them
  • make a quilt wall
  • gifts--Christmas, bridal, baby, hostess


  1. Oh I love your version with the tans thrown in! Love it!

  2. OMG!!! Wow! I love all your little quilts! Fantastic! Thanks for the links. I am going to bookmark them.

  3. I love drooling over little quilts! Love the ones you've started and thanks for the links too! :)

  4. I love the red white and blue half square triangle quilt I think that you should keep going as it would look awesome on one of your antique beds!!!