Saturday, February 13, 2016

Be My Valentine Flimsy

Jo's Little Favorites
Nine Patch Doll Quilt

Since receiving Jo Morton's latest book, Jo's Little Favorites, I have been thinking about making a miniature quilt from her book. Since Valentine's Day is tomorrow, it seemed the perfect time, to dig into my fabric stash/collection and sew sew sew.

Miniature quilts make perfect table toppers and can be so versatile in decorating.  The finished size of this quilt is 18 3/4 x 18 3/4. 

Here are some of the things which I learned or were reinforced to me while making this quilt.

  • Cut accurately. The pieces are small, and minor mistakes quickly show
  • Follow Jo's tips about pressing not ironing
  • Allow the fabric to accentuate the design.  Use fabric with stripes to add movement
  • Add interest to the borders by making HST's 
  • Put on your patience hat when making miniatures

My Saturday chores are calling.  The temps are low and it is cold, the daffodils are popping their heads out and I saw my first robin yesterday.  Mr. Weatherman is calling for more snow tomorrow.  There are other quilts in Jo's Little Favorites which have appealed to me, if the weather is frightful, maybe I will do some more digging in my fabric stash/collection and start another quilt.


  1. I love it Betty good choice of colors and patterns. You have more patience than I.

  2. What a delightful little quilt. I have been told that small quilts are more difficult to make than larger ones.

  3. This is beautiful! I have to say HSTs drive me nuts. And small quilts -- you need such accuracy!

  4. Those tiny pieces would just slip through my fingers! Great job and a beautiful little top.

  5. You stitched together a charm and sweet little quilt. The fabrics you chose did create interest and movement. Perfect.

  6. you don't mean to tell that you did this darling miniature over a weekend ??? I'm so impressed - it's lovely! Hope you had a great V-Day followed by Presidents Day - odd those two fell together or maybe that happens more often than I realize. Mel

  7. What an adorable little quilt top!! Perfect for valentines!!!! Great tips, too!!!

    Blessings and hugs!

  8. Well, you have made a great little quilt here. This is one I almost started on as soon as I got the book in my hot little hands. *LOL* I had to restrain myself to get some other things finished first!
    You've given great tips here.

  9. Oh how pretty! I have some of Jo's patterns in a magazine - seeing makes me what to get it out and sew!

  10. Oh how pretty! I have some of Jo's patterns in a magazine - seeing makes me what to get it out and sew!

  11. great quilt! I love how you make a list of tips for yourself and us;)
    Groetjes (means: greetings in my country the Netherlands)