Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tiny Tuesday

So what do you do when you have lots of 2 1/2" batik strips from several swaps?


I decided to make a log cabin quilt with kona cotton black. Several others in Common Threads Friends joined in and we had a swap of log cabin blocks. I finally got my top put together this past fall. This picture was taken before the black border was added.
This picture does not do it justice - it is bright and spectacular (in my very biased opinion).  The blocks used 1 1/2" strips so I had cut my 2 1/2" strips down and set aside the remaining 1" strips for "someday". Eventually I decided I would make the same blocks in miniature - 4 1/2" finished. Perfect solution, right? Well, I made four blocks and decided I wasn't feeling that masochistic and put away the project for "someday".  Then today, Jill featured her Midget Mania blocks on what she is calling Tiny Tuesdays. Although I am not making the Midget Mania blocks, she encouraged those making anything "midget-wise" to share what they were working on.  I thought, "OK, I can do one block a week". So I dug out the bin and made one block.
So now I have 5 blocks. 
Can I stick with it? Probably not every week but I am going to give it a try cuz these are sooo cute and would make a great.......something. Not sure what, yet.

4 comments :

scraphappy said...

Love your adorable mini log cabins. The colors are great.

Kathy said...

Melinda-oh seeing that quilt brought back some wonderful memories. Thank you.
What size are the log cabin blocks on your mini? Same size?

Mary said...

They're cute but I agree that I don't typically make anything really small and fussy BUT with Log Cabin blocks, it's almost as quick to make more than one at a time as it is to piece just one -- maybe you could do 5 and you'd have enough to do something sooner.

KatieQ said...

I usually can't bring myself to work with anything narrower than 2 inches, but I love your log cabin quilt. I am amazed at the tiny blocks you made from the 1 inch strips.