Saturday, 1 December 2012

Liquorice Allsort - A Miniature Sampler

A couple of weeks ago, I made one more miniature Farmers Wife Sampler block, and finally assembled all nine I'd made into a very tiny quilt for a very lovely friend

And here it is, with the book that started it all: 

This little quilt is roughly 20cm square, or about 8 inches. It was so much fun to put together, and I definitely have plans for more! I already have two more blocks made, so I have to make more, right? 

The small blocks are a little fiddly, but surprisingly quick to put together. I suppose that when the longest seam in a block is 2 inches, with a finished block size of 1.5 inches, it isn't all that surprising it should go together quickly. 

Having made these tiny blocks I feel like the regular size blocks made as per instruction are not that small at all. See, they're quite big really, almost covering the little quilt:

I ended up calling the quilt Liquorice Allsort, because that's what Susan was reminded of with the stripes, the black and the bright colours. I think of fizzy drink and lollies when I look at it. :)

I am very pleased with this little quilt, and if I hadn't been making it for the express purpose of giving it away, I think it would have been very hard to part with. 

As it happens though, after I'd dropped it at the post office I was on a high that lasted till it arrived at its destination, at which point I was on a SUPER high because it was received with such excitement and heartfelt thanks. 

It's true what they say, that the joy is in the giving. ;)


laurajane said...

It's really lovely,well done,I don't know if I could make a block so small,I am making farmers wife blocks,and I think at 6 inches they are small.

suzitee said...

To say I love it is an understatement. It is quite possibly the cutest quilt I have ever seen, and I still can't stop looking at it :) Thank you again...and thoughtful, and it was so very much appreciated!

Sandi said...

I love your little quilt...Farmer's Wife is a book I purchased a month ago with the intentions of starting this in 2013but after looking at your blog, I dont know if I can wait that long...very inspiring..thanks

Sheryl said...

Hope, that's a lovely idea, it is so sweet, such a gorgeous gift ....
and when you say you were excited waiting for it's arrival and then for Suzi to love it as much as you... ooh! that's what gift giving is all about, just lovely!
My Farmers Wife book and fabrics are in my cupboard waiting for sometime in 2013, that may have to be January

The Thimblemouse of Country Crossroads said...

I just found your blog and I can see I am going to be in BIG trouble here - just LOVE LOVE LOVE your mini Farmers Wife blocks...I can hear them calling my name. Following you now - I don't want to miss a thing!

stephanie a. said...

Will you do a tutorial on this? I want to make one soooo bad!!!!

Hope said...

I will give it some thought stephanie a. Thanks :)