I think almost everyone has this Little Quilts book. It's very much a "wish book", at least for me..*VBS*. There are directions for a few of the small quilts shown, a 9 patch and a sawtooth star, log cabin with posies, and appliqued stars.
Best of all there are a ton a wonderful pictures of really great little quilts, hung and draped all through the house. It makes you wish you could have all those wonderful quilts and the pieces of furniture they decorate.
This page has always been one of my favorites. It's that 6 orphan blocks quilt. Which isn't Amish at all, despite them putting it with Amish settings. And it just so happens I had a pile of very crude handpieced 9 patches, much like those. They are a far cry from what you would deliberately put into a quilt. Maybe the work of a child. I finally got brave enough to just "do it". I sewed 9(vs.6) of them together yesterday. I'm not sure if I will leave it at the 9(and a square)or if I will reduce it to the 6, as in the picture. I'd really like your opinions!! I'm not very much into primatives, but I love the look of these. The edges will stay uneven and when I quilt it, it probably will be with perle cotton and a bigger stitch. I have one quilt that is considered a 'primative', and I could hang it by the bed with that quilt. Or....I could hang it near my dining room table, next to my egg basket quilt print. First I have to decide if I like this size or not. Once I decide, there will be one more post about this, as I'd like to give the extra blocks away to one of you gals who like primatives..*VBS*
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