You will love the little quilt I have chosen for this month's small quilt challenge. It's one of my all-time favorites from my book from long ago, American Doll Quilts.
(Photo in book by Brent Kane)
This is the first 2-color quilt we have made in our Small-Quilt-a-Month challenge. Great for those of you who do not especially like the scrappy look, although I used a lot of different shirtings and blues in mine for a rather muted scrap look. If you're not fond of blue - how about making it in red and white . . . or pink and green?? Or red, white and blue if you're feeling particularly patriotic. The possibilities are endless. And while you're at it, why not make 2? Christmas will be here before you know it and they're small . . .
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Here's something new you will want to add to your fabric collection. I just received some samples of a new line by Pam Buda for Marcus Bros. It's called Heart of the Prairie-
The line has a lot of great indigoes. I think these will be perfect for making this little quilt. Pam's new fabric should be in shops now.
This week, pick out your fabrics and start cutting the pieces. (If I get inspired to make ANOTHER one, you can see I've already picked out my fabric.) This should not take you very long. Next week, you can piece the hourglass blocks together. The week after that, put the borders on. No stress. Take it in steps and you will certainly finish by the end of the month.
One thing I love about this quilt is that border. I sewed a small decorative stitch with dark blue thread through the center of the border. You know, those fancy stitches on your machine you never actually use, LOL? Have fun with this one - you're halfway there!
Sweet and simple and summery