Saturday, June 9, 2012

June's Small Quilt

I belong to a Yahoo Small Quilt group, and this is June's small quilt of the month.


The pattern is Scrap Squares from "The Civil War Sewing Circle" by Kathleen Tracy.
It was such a fun quilt to make. 32 different fabrics, plus "the shirting".


I decided to quilt it in an "X" pattern using the walking foot on the machine to keep it simple. I used a variegated Valdani thread - a 35WT hand quilting thread that I had left over from another project, because I wanted the stitching to really show, using a #90 top stitching needle. I used cotton batting, and after washing it, dried it in the dryer so that it would shrink and have an older look.
After drying the quilt is 19" x 15" (which is smaller than the pattern because I cut the shirting to the wrong size and just went with it - not too good at following patterns lately!).


Today I made this Hop To It block. Our quilting group just has one block left for this BOM.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

joan said...

I love this piece. Your work is always so beautifully done.

Betty Lou said...

Like your little quilt, perfect.

Betsy said...

The little quilt is adorable.
I am currently working on a small one too

Lesley said...

I love your little quilt! I am two months behind in the small quilts...maybe I'll do June's before May's! Yours is so sweet!

Impera Magna said...

What a darling quilt... and what a good way to use up fabric scraps... hmmm... it's giving me an IDEA! *lol*

Anne said...

That's so gorgeous! :o)

Karen said...

The Hip Hop block is an unusual design. I like it.

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

Beautiful. :) My six year old daughter is sitting by me while I flip through the blogs this morning...I just had to let you know she got a good giggle from the name of your blog...Thread Head. ;)

ann hermes said...

Following the pattern is so not fun! The best discoveries in science, and quilting, are found when you don't follow the rules.

Marsha B said...

Your little quilt is so cute! I have mine sandwiched and ready to quilt but it will be a while before I get to it. I have a couple of other things in the works. Making a little quilt a month is so much fun!

Barb said...

I have BIG love for you tiny quilt - so cute. The quilting looks just right.
love the applique block too, very pretty and the plume in the center is great.

antique quilter said...

love the little quilt, yes I have made that one too!
should get it out, I think it needs to be quilted
Like the X in the block good idea!
love your appliqué block wow, great design
Kathie

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