A post from Kelli–
When I first started quilting, I only used precuts because I hated cutting out quilts. Because I only used precuts, I also only used large (in my current opinion) pieces. Lately, I have started a new obsession of sorts with little pieces. After paging through Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts: Patterns Inspired by Antique Quilts by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms at my local quilt store, I was inspired to make a quilt of my own out of small pieces–1 inch strips, to finish at 1/2 inch.
After a bit of futzing around and perfecting my quarter inch seam (it was about an 1/8 of an inch from where I thought it was) I came up with these blocks–
Each block will finish at 4.5 inches and has 45 pieces in it. Right now, I am planning to make enough blocks to make this into a large bed quilt. I’m thinking that I will end up adding a sashing with cornerstones and I do plan to use a red or pink for the diagonal squares in each block. Other than that, I don’t have too much planned. I figure that I’ll keep making blocks until I have a few over 200 done and then figure out the rest!
I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot more of this project.
To see what other’s are working on, check out Patchwork Times. The blocks shown are not in the book…I was just inspired to make something tiny and came up with my own design.