Saturday, June 25, 2011

Tiny blocks

Two Churn Dashes - the small 6" block looks so big here

I have been enjoying the small size of the Farmer's Wife blocks - they are 6.5" unfinished and will finish at 6" square. But I have recently been experiencing significant envy over all the small quilt swaps so I put my name into the lottery for the Doll Quilt Swap 11.

3" Churn Dash

In this round of DQS the rule is that the quilts should be like bed quilts only miniature, as opposed to the many beautiful artistic quilts that are more like paintings. They are looking for 6 or more small blocks and the finished size of the whole quilt is really not big:  9 - 18 inches per side.

What do you think? Maybe a quilt with some half size FW blocks would work as a good practice quilt. This morning, first thing, I made this one. I have to tell you that this block is really cute this small. I so want to make a bunch more.

However, the tiny block is sitting beside me as I finish a huge work project that is due on Monday. No more sewing until I get it  done. I am finding that the work is going pretty fast with this for incentive.