Saturday, July 26, 2014

Civil War Minis


I didn't have room to pack my entire fabric stash to take on vacation, so I just took one tote bag of fat quarters, mostly civil war reproduction fabrics. The small amounts were perfect for making small quilts. I made these little 9 patches by sewing sets of short strips together first. I ended up with 2 blocks in each color, one with dark corners and one with light corners, enough for a 2nd quilt.

Little quilts go together very quickly, so I was able to make several. These next two were made using the leftover triangles cut from flying geese units in another larger quilt.


I found a little basket pattern in an old quilt magazine and thought it would work in another small quilt. I used fusible webbing for the appliques and stitched them down with a machine blanket stitch.

The last small quilt is called Blackbirds and Berries, designed by Kim Diehl, from her book Homestyle Quilts