When I saw that Freda at Imperamagna was hosting a QAL featuring a Disappearing 9-Patch, I was interested but just didn’t want to get into a big quilt at this time. Then, I thought maybe I could make a child’s quilt for my local Linus Project, and going even smaller, I could first make a doll quilt for my granddaughter’s American Girl Doll bed.
The doll is American Girl’s Kit from the depression era and her metal bed is the perfect color of green. I had some Windham Storybook IV c 1930 Scottie fabric that was ideal and the Disappearing 9-Patch block was easy enough to be able to work with the small blocks.
In keeping with the 1930s theme, I added some rickrack to the top and bottom borders.
Now, Kit has all of the proper bedding, including my daughter’s hand-knitted bedspread.
I’m still participating in the QAL and working on blocks for my Linus quilt.
I wanted to make a small quilt with green scraps to fit my mini-quilt rack. I browsed through my Farmer’s Wife book and thought the Broken Sugar Bowl block might be a good one to make in 6-inch blocks.
I considered three layout options:
…and chose this one…
The quilt measures 12×15 inches and makes a nice St. Patrick’s Day display.
Back on October 3, 2011, I joined a Jacob’s Ladder Quilt-along hosted by
I explained in my post how I had started out to make a sofa topper but received a cute mini-quilt rack and decided to make a piece to fit it. The original blocks were to be 9 inches finished and the mini-quilt blocks were 2-1/4 inches.
I used the original 9 inch block to make a backing.
The blocks were a devil to make and join in such a small size, but I have finished the quilt and in spite of a lot of “iffy” places, I like it. The finished size is 10-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches.
The quilt-along is continuing with plenty of time to join and make something in the very pretty Jacob’s Ladder pattern.