If you are following along and making one smalll quilt a month with us, the quilt for November is the little Amish quilt from my first book, American Doll Quilts. Many of you have this book and perhaps have already made this quilt.
It's a very simple quilt to make and it will not take you long at all. If you do not like my color or fabric choices, choose other fabrics. I think it will look cute in any color scheme. And it’s a perfect quilt for using up all those small scraps you have lying around.
The blocks are made from 1 1/2" squares, pieced together with 4 1/2" setting squares. I used 2 1/2 " border strips pieced together with a four-patch block (made from 1 1/2" squares). How simple. Of course, the directions in the book are more detailed but you get the idea.
American Doll Quilts went out of print a couple of years ago but it is still available if you look hard enough. I have a limited number of signed copies of the original book that I am selling in my Etsy shop .
In addition to the original, there are 2 other versions available now. You can buy the digital "e-book" and print it out yourself on your computer as a .pdf file (no need to buy a Kindle or Nook to be able to read it, honest). My publisher has the e-book for sale here. Amazon has copies of the book (printed on-demand) available here.
You can check eBay too. There are almost always a few copies floating around there. Again, if you do not like the plain solid colors I used to make the original quilt, I think it would be a great choice to make it in your own colors, using a variety of scrap squares to make your blocks. Here's an example designed with reproduction scraps.
My scrap basket is overflowing right now and I always have an abundance of 1 1/2" squares or strips so I am going to make this one in the scrap version too.
Just one of many baskets I use to hold my scraps, which need to be organized AGAIN, can you believe it?
Play around with your scraps and have fun with this one!