Sunday, December 15, 2013

New Miniature Quilt Project

First draft of Homecoming mini sampler

I'm so excited about the new project I started this weekend. It's a miniature sampler that could be done as a block of the month, and the theme is Homecoming. 2014 is the year in which I hope to return to Pennsylvania, after 11 years in Colorado, so going home is very much on my mind. I might as well make a quilt of it, right?

I started with the Home Again Block:

Finished size 3" x 3"

This one is all template piecing, which I decided to do by hand in front of the TV:

Plastic templates ready to use
First I joined the A and B shapes to make the block center:

Here's the back. I trimmed seams to about 1/8", and swirled them at the center to reduce the bulk:

Now I'm working on setting in the background pieces. More soon!


  1. This looks like a lot of fun! I will look forward to watching your progress.

  2. Hi Kathy, That looks so good, I've just "discovered" templates - courtesy of Sally Collins! Her work is so impressive I thought I'd give it a go for awkward pieces like anything small - and triangles - which I'm particularly useless at making accurately.
    I look forward to seeing your progress on this one. Elaine

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