Linen and Lawn Little Granny Mini Quilt

Whenever I’m sending a package to a quilty friend, I like to include a little something handmade when I can. Yesterday, it was this mini version of my Little Granny mini quilt pattern. Instead of making it with nine blocks, I made it with four so the finished size ends up being 12″ square. I pulled petite floral fabrics from my bundle of Memoire a Paris lawn collection and paired it with Essex cotton/linen blend for the background.MK_LGmini_full_BPThese prints are very similar to what you’ll find within Liberty of London’s fabric offering – tiny florals in a variety of soft and brighter tones.MK_LGmini_pinkdet_BPI kept the quilting super simple since it was such a small quilt.MK_LGmini_purpdet_BP MK_LGmini_yeldet_IGMy favorite part is the binding. I just love the pretty floral pattern and the combination of teal green and citrus yellow. MK_LGmini_bind_BPI’ve been on a Little Granny mini quilt streak lately, and to be honest, I have one more planned within the next couple of months. You can find this pattern in my Etsy shop and some links to previous posts about this mini quilt below. Plus, if you search the hashtag #littlegrannyminiquilt on Instagram you’ll find many other versions made by others. Go check it out!

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Little Granny Mini Quilt Pattern

Ambleside Little Granny Mini Quilt

–Stacy

Patchwork Stationery Kit

After working with the beautiful pink, green, aqua and yellow fabrics I used to make the round pencil pouch recently, I just couldn’t put them back into my stash. I knew I wanted to make something else with them and this patchwork stationery kit seemed to be just the right project. This time, however, I wanted to sneak in some lavender and I am so thrilled with how all of these prints and colors play together.StatKit_FrontAngle_BPTo make the kit, I used a tutorial by Fabric Mutt which you can find here. My kit has a few slight variations which include a strap closure, patchwork back cover and a separate pocket for a pen on the inside.StatKit_OutsideBott1_BPStatKit_OutsideBott2_BPStatKit_BackAngle_BPThe inside also has two slip pockets that can hold such things as a small notebook and notecards.StatKit_Inside_1_BPI really love the cute little envelope pocket that can hold small items like paperclips, stamps or envelope seals.StatKit_Inside2_BPStatKit_Inside3_BPIt’s so fun to make scrappy projects like this one because you can use so many different fabrics. This little stationery kit is on its way to a friend as a “just because” gift. I’m sure I will be making more in the future and maybe one for myself. What I’m not sure of is whether I can put these fabrics back into my stash. I love them all so much together and almost feel that if I don’t make something for myself with them I’ll be unsatisfied. I’ll ponder the possibilities while I move forward with my other projects.

–Stacy

Ambleside Little Granny Mini Quilt

I finished another Little Granny mini quilt and I think this might be the sweetest one I’ve made to date. This time I used the Ambleside fabric collection by Brenda Riddle for Moda. This line screams spring with its pretty pastel colors of pink, blue, green and yellow. The romantic and vintage inspired dark pink roses are beautifully combined with classic floral ticking and gingham plaid. Very girly. Very sweet.Ambleside_Granny_FinFull_BPFor the background, I used Riley Blake’s Le Creme Swiss dots in baby pink. Having that little bit of pattern instead of just a solid gives it that much more interest.Ambleside_Granny_FinStitch_BPTo push the sweetness factor over the top, I included a cream colored lace trim to the binding. Swoon!Ambleside_Granny_FinTrim_BPEven though I would love to keep this mini all to myself, I’m sending it to a friend of mine. I really hope she loves it too! The Little Granny mini quilt pattern is available in my Etsy shop here. I’ve previously posted about this mini quilt here and if you’re on Instagram, search the hashtag #littlegrannyminiquilt to see other versions that have been made.

Have a great weekend!

–Stacy

Feedsack Mini Quilts

I’ve always loved vintage feedsack fabric, but it was only within the last two years that I started a small collection. I’ve been able to find some really great scrap bags online and have been lucky enough to be gifted some by friends as well. Feedsack fabrics were used in the early 1900’s to hold grains and sugars within the home. There is a great history explanation of these fabrics here. Many feedsack prints are loud, using colors that aren’t popular in today’s world, so they aren’t for everyone. I like to say they are an acquired taste, but if you like antiques and vintage goods, you’re likely to have an appreciation for these unique prints.FeedsackTray_BPThe other day I decided to make a simple patchwork mini for a friend. I settled on a 4-patch design so the feedsacks could be coupled together. Aren’t these so cute?!Feedsack_4sq_BPSome people might find these to be garish or gaudy, but when you put them all together they just sing. I broke up the feedsack prints with a vintage inspired solid color. This one happens to be Kona Sage Green.Feedsack_Top_BPA simple and classic quilting pattern fit this design perfectly. I love how it turned out and I am so excited to gift it to my friend. 4sq_FSmini_Fin_BPI recently made this feedsack mini shown below for a friend as well. It’s similar in design and color, but equally as pretty. Feedsack_Patchwork_Mini_SI_BPAre you into the vintage look of feedsack fabric or do you think they are too gaudy?

–Stacy