This past year has been a little bit of a different year than others. Â For some reason I have taken the liking to small.
Not teeny tiny small, just smaller.
I’ve always been drawn to dolls and smaller-ish sized things. Â This past month we headed out of town for a couple of days and I made everyone take a bit out of their morning to visit the Miniature Doll Museum in Colorado. Â It went well….better than I thought.
Really for me, I could have totally stayed there a bit longer, and the house itself was beautiful.
Inside the small houses, were of course small quilts. Â Little prints on the walls, little embroideries, and miniature sewing kits. Â eep. Too much fun!
This comes all the way back to what this past year has been. Â In preparing for the Quilt Guild this year, I found that quite a few of the projects had a theme of ‘small’.
There is the mini sampler- featuring 9 small blocks (seen above)….some of them are a bit trickier than the others, but overall it’s not bad for any level of stitcher.
This led on to a sort of obsession of doll quilts. Â Which really isn’t totally tiny either- but they are not one quilt block either. Â Here’s the broken dishes doll quilt we just finished in January.
And a few members who have finished theirs as well and shared in the group:
The largest of all these is the Block of the Month just getting started. Â It’s featuring 3 small blocks inside the one large one. Â It’s not quilted yet (the basement is still on the mends after finding mold throughout. We are currently mudding the walls! Â Getting closure! ) so you’ll have to forgive the pictures, but it will give you an idea of what it looks like.
The basket blocks are sideways….. I didn’t notice this until I was uploading the images. Â It is what it is at this point. Â Good thing I don’t have it all finished with the hanging sleeve sewn on incorrectly.
Yup. Â I did that and didn’t notice the house was upside down until like a month after it was hung. Â Only was in my house though, no where else- so that’s good.
This year will not be the end of the small or mini though….I’m putting together a few other fun things. Â Including a mystery quilt that may, or may not be on the small side. (it’s happening this month!)
So. Â If you can relate. Â Or, if you are interested in finding out more. Â Visit the Quilt Guild site. Â It’s where the community of Patchwork Posse is growing….with new members from around the world. Â Learn how to stitch a few of these…and prepare your supplies for the others that will be coming along shortly.
If you can forgive me of my imperfections and are ready to explore a little bit and have some fun and connections along the way, then hop on over and join us.
Until then– have one last look at a sneak of maybe another project…..mini sized.