Tiny...being subjective, of course!
The poll was very telling as well. 186 of you voted giving your answer to this question:
What is the smallest size Four Patch you are willing to make?
Here's the results:
47% said 1 inch
19% said 1.5 inches
24% said 2 inches
2% said 2.5 inches
5% said 3 inches
Amazing isn't it?!! Seems those of us who love tiny are in the majority! Or...it was the majority of tiny piece quiltmakers who took part in the poll. Anyway...we're in good company!
If you have a chance, grab a cup of coffee and read the comments to my last post. You are all so funny, gracious and generous to share your experiences. You really make my day! I am also awed and inspired at how many of you are comfortable piecing units and blocks finishing less than 1 inch!!! WOWSERS!!! I must try that as well...even if I only make a bunch of Four Patches.
I'd like to thank all of you for taking the time to leave a comment. I appreciate it so very much. I chose three winners who will receive a copy of my Tokens of the Past: Two Color Classics pattern, featuring three quilts with small blocks finishing to 2, 2.5 and 3 inches.
The winners are.....
I am working on way too many projects- quilts,bags, wallets......Need I say more? I love,love,love scrappy projects but the smallest 4 patch that I am willing to make is 1". The smallest hst that I will make is 1/2". I don't enjoy paper piecing at all but if you make blocks smaller than 1/2", the seam allowance is just ridiculous to deal with.
Karen in Ohio
My favorite sewing projects are small quilts. I piece on the Featherweight and then hand quilt them. I make for the holidays and for gifts for friends and family. I am always looking for the next project(s) as usually I have more than 1 going at the same time. I will use one inch pieces. I love your quilts, fabrics and patterns. Thanks!
Love your mini 9-patch quilt and I'm looking forward to the reveal of your super secret scrappy project when it's time! I've never made anything as small as your 1.5" finished blocks, but it would be fun to try a 2" finished block. I do better when I can focus on one project at a time (otherwise nothing gets finished!). I admire you multi-taskers! Thanks for a chance to win one of your patterns.
Please email me with your mailing address - Pam@HeartspunQuilts.com
Speaking of piecing very tiny blocks and making very small quilts, you may really enjoy reading my friend Janet's blog. She is very experienced and talented at working with tiny pieces and very recently wrote an excellent blog post all about how to bind a small quilt with single fold binding. Very informative and helpful!
Click here to read Janet's blog. While you're there, scroll through past blog posts for loads of photos and inspiration of the many, many small quilts Janet has made. You'll find a lot of her work on Pinterest.
Later this week....I'll be sharing news and photos of my next fabric line. It's a bit different and something new from me! I can hardly wait to share!!