I LOVE to create small & miniature quilts. The quilt shown above measures 7" square. I chose 1820's reproduction Madder red & black print fabrics and an early 1800's shirting for the background.
Because it was a special gift for Nell, I hand quilted it and decided to set it into an 8" frame.
Here is another little gift I created. This time for my blogging friend Carolyn. The little quilt block that I framed measures approx. 2.5" x 3" I embellished the framing mat with a teeny 1" colonial acorn doll that I made from wool felt, a wooden bead and an acorn cap. I sent this off to her along with a doll exchange quilt a few months ago.
I would love to see how other quilters are displaying and/or gifting their tiny quilted treasures! I am always looking for new ideas!
I got busy again with Jane last week. The picture above shows the 4 blocks I completed for my Dear Jane quilt. The top 2 blocks were made using fabrics that I received from Faye for my quilt. Aren't they pretty?
Here are 4 additional Jane blocks that I made. These are for my friend Sue's quilt. Using Autumn rich colors and quite a few Jo Morton fabrics, I'm making all of the center square blocks for her quilt.
These are the blocks I've created so far for Cheryl's 1880's Sampler sew-along. At first I thought I would try to replicate the fabric colors in the original quilt as closely as possible. After laying out the first 9 blocks - I changed my mind.
I love Jo Morton fabrics and have decided to add more warmth to some of these blocks. I've chosen some FQ's in spicy tones of nutmeg, mustard & pumpkin. Below is a picture of my 4 newly completed blocks in the series. In Steps to the Altar - I've added a dash of pumpkin and really love how warm the block looks.
I'm finally caught up again on my Civil War BOM blocks. A bit behind in several of my ongoing projects - it felt good to check this one off my list.
Next, I'm on to much smaller 5 inch blocks. Yes, that would be Cheryl's 1880's Sampler sew-along. And NO I haven't forgotten about my 4 inch JANEs. I'm working my way downward in block scale right now. :D
My name is Doreen aka Aunt Reen.
I've been a passionate quilter for 30+ years.
I love all aspects of quilting and find great joy in teaching and in learning from other Quilters. I am especially fond of sewing small scale quilt blocks and also enjoy applique'.