I used to shy away from tiny squares. The precision needed for the cutting and fitting of minuscule seams, the pressing and pinning (mostly of my fingers) never appealed to me. Why make something so small when you can cover more ground with a 9 or 12 inch block? Big blocks are simple, forgiving, and fast. Sew a few together and you've got a quilt top in less than 48 hours.
Bam, you're done.
But I have to say, these cute little blocks are really fun. Since joining the Pack Patch Mini QAL at 1/4" mark, I only need to make 2 blocks per week, and I'm finding I want to make more! Every Friday, Chase gives you a new theme for choosing the colors of your patchwork (ten weeks in all) to make a 22 x 24 inch mini quilt. Tomorrow is week three. Here are my finishes for the first two weeks.
And just to prove sewing is not always gumdrops and rainbows for a
I also have two other quilts on the design wall. One is a graduation present for a friend, and the other I'm very excited about because it's going to be a family gift. Not just for my little circle of 5, but for everyone on both sides, the in laws and outlaws. I'm hoping to complete it by Thanksgiving, so I have plenty of time to fuss with it. The best part is that it's all made with scraps.
So how do you share a quilt with that many people?