So, one day I just had to do some creating. Not following a big-deal pattern with billions of pieces, but a little project that just allowed me to follow a simple set of instructions and play with fabric.
I had saved this paper pieced pattern from Chase of the blog Quarter-Inch Mark. It’s a free download, and since I was just playing, I printed it out at 100% which made it about a 6-inch pumpkin. I think if I were doing this again, I’d go up to 125% or so, trying to get the pumpkin a bit bigger.
I just cut strips and went to it, and in hindsight, should have put the shaded strip on the outside, but since this was for a little quilt, and I was just playing, I shrugged and kept going.
I am following the tutorial for another tiny quilt I made, which you can find here. It’s little quilt that fits onto a plastic picture frame that I bought at Wal-Mart for a buck-fifty ($1.50).
See the other tutorial for how big to make this (I added strips to the pumpkin to make it large enough), and how big to make the sleeve that goes on the back. All instructions are on that post.
I like to do single-fabric bindings on my mini quilts. Cut a strip 1-1/2″ wide, stitch RST, first the right/left sides of the quilt, then the top/bottom. Fold up the raw edge of the binding, to the raw edge of the quilt.
Use a glue stick to help you out, as you do the next step, which is folding the folded edge over your stitching that attaches the binding. See both sides done (below):
Now do the top and bottom, folding in the raw edges, and then the folded edge over that (orange) line of stitching, which attaches the binding.
Because you’ve used a glue stick to help you out, the top-stitching (from the top) is easy-peasy.
Slip the quilt over the plastic frame (above and below).
I hope to make several of these mini quilts so I can change them with the seasons.
Now I have a summer tiny quilt and an autumn tiny quilt!