Monday, July 8, 2013

Teeny, tiny blocks

How cute is this little block???

I had absolutely no intention of making the two inch finished basket blocks that Temecula Quilt Company recently posted. Then my quilting bud, Nancy B. sent me this photo of her adorable little red block.

Naturally, I developed a case of Teeny, Tiny Block Envy!

And, of course, I had to try one out using some of my blue printed charms.
These are what I would call "potato chip" blocks--you can't make just one!

They're pretty little compared to my 12.5 and 4.5 inch blocks on the design wall.
And they are so darn cute!!

The instructions for the blue blocks were to use the same background throughout. I'm using charms squares so my blocks are scrappy. I'm not sure how that will work out with the final setting, but I guess I will know on the 31st.
I have all the blocks cut out and set up on block boards next to my sewing machine. I won't be doing one block per day, but will get several done as I have time and hopefully they will all be complete by the end of the month.
Anyone else making these little cuties? Are you doing the scrappy blocks or the blues?


  1. These are just lovely Karen - those blue & white fabrics are perfect for the little baskets! I just blogged about the ONE block I made - and I'm calling it quits cuz they're just too small for me! LOL

  2. I'm making them, too. I have them all cut out--now to start the sewing.

  3. I'm making them too. The first one was just to see if I could do it. By then I was hooked. Mine are scrappy.

  4. I'm doing them also...they are so much fun! I'm doing scrappy with Kona Natural background. FUN!

  5. Those are incredibly adorable. I like the scrappy backgrounds. I haven't tried these .. gads, I've got way too many things to finish before I start one more new thing!

  6. Love them! I've seen a few blogs showing these little baskets in different colorways... but, I think I like your scrappy blues the best! Showing them next to the PG blocks certainly puts the size of them in perspective! :-)

  7. Those all are incredibly adorable. Thank you for sharing that.
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