Friday, April 08, 2016

mini rail fence quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!
I've finished my Mini Rail Fence quilt, which is the 4th in my frugal gal mini quilt series. I'm having so much fun with these! I love working on a smaller scale because it means I can actually execute more of my (crazy) ideas within my lifetime. Ha!
For this mini, I started with strip pieced 2 1/2" squares. They are teeny tiny and squeal-worthy!
I even snuck in a super scrappy string....but don't worry, there is only one in the mix. :) I couldn't resist! To quilt it, I stitched in the ditch because I was afraid that any other kind of quilting would detract from the overall aesthetic.
It would make a super cute placemat, but there is no way I'm risking food spills on this baby. It was way too time consuming for that! The mini measures 12 1/2" x 16 1/2" and it's scrap project #132!
 
Now, it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

29 comments:

Monika Karwowska said...

Śliczniutki :)

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that is so cute - and so very teeny tiny, I'm amazed at your precision, I'm not that consistently accurate even when the scale is much bigger!

Karen said...

I would never be able to eat on it either, beautiful mini rails. I like the idea of being frugal and making such a great little quilt.

Bernie Kringel said...

This is wonderful - the scale is so very tiny. I love it. :-)

Denise Russell said...

I love it! Great idea to try out ideas on minis... Happy Friday!

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I hear you on something taking too long to become a placemat! Lovely finish.

Brooke Sellmann said...

Adorable!!!

Maartje Quilt said...

I love this. Such a beautiful colors together.

Tami Von Zalez said...

Minis are mahvalous!

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Cut&Alter said...

Just love the overall look of this - and the fact that each square is 2 1/2" is just gorgeous!

Kate said...

I love it those bright colours!!

Nicole said...

So cute and colorful!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So tiny! I love seeing your scrappy quilts and mini is even cuter!

Glinda ♥ said...

I really AM going to scrap bust this weekend!!

Sarah Craig said...

That is such a darling little quilt! Thanks for all the tiny scrappy inspiration - I know I'm saving all those little bits for something special!!

Afton Warrick said...

Your rail fence is beyond adorable! Love the scrappiness.

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a fun, scrappy mini! So much happy packed into that little piece!

Suzanne said...

It's amazing to see how you can reduce the traditional blocks so much while simultaneously maximizing the visual delight. Tell your hubby you need a glass table overlay so you can put your minis to work as placemats.

Little Quiltsong said...

Love how you use up your tiniest pieces. I too, recently, emptied my 1 inch strip basket and made a baby size string quilt. I kept telling myself - no more saving those tiny strips - but it is hard to let go of favorites. You have a real knack for scrappy projects!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

This is a great mini. I was impressed when the first photo. And then I read how small the piece was...and then I was even more impressed. Such tiny blocks. Wow.

Curly said...

Love the quilt. Love the dots. Such a bright and colorful quilt.

Rebecca in AK said...

What a great mini! Such bright and happy colors! Love those little 2 1/2" scrappy blocks. :)

Patchwork and Play said...

Gorgeous mini! I wouldn't use it as a placemat either, with its teeny tiny pieces!

Virginia Casey said...

Adorable 😊 No way can you use it for a placemat !!! Too cute for risking spaghetti stains 😃

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Sweet!! I should make some minis so I feel like I'm getting something done.

Linda said...

You never cease to amaze me, Friend! Love it.

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Steph said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and I'm loving reading though all your past posts! I've never really known what to do with all my scraps and it's like you've show me the way :)
I've already made two scrappy pincushions and have many more in mind as well as a scrappy crossbody bag!
Thank you for your posts and I'm looking forward to many more :)

Pam said...

So cute! I love it. Thank you for the great ideas