Thursday, June 14, 2012

Civil War Stars

This week I've been working on finishing up Kathleen Tracy's Civil War Stars.  It's a little quilt, and I've used up a bunch of 1 1/2 inch square blocks.  It was nice working with the primary colors - red, white, blue and gold.  I think my eyes needed a rest after the very scrappy Mystery Quilt 6.

You'd think I'd be quilting away on the Mystery Quilt, but it's sitting all pinned up on our dining room table.  I'm waiting for some type of inspiration to figure out where to start on the quilting. 

So I'm procrastinating and finishing up this little star quilt. I think I'll use flannel for the batting and backing.  I did that with the last crib quilt that I made and I liked the way it quilted up.  Here's the finished top.  I LOVE it!  Just 19 inches square.  Since the Mystery Quilt ended up Queen Size this one seems tiny! 

Do you make small quilts?  What do you DO with them?  I've always made bed sized or at the smallest crib sized quilts. They all go on beds.  I really don't know what to do with the small quilts like this, though they are fun to make.

Linking with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times.

1 comment:

  1. 19 inches sq would make a nice table topper. I make a few runners, but mostly bed quilts. I have a queen bed in the guest room that has a cream bedspread with a small quilt (60 x 70) laid over the top... It was supposed to be bigger but I miscalculated! Still, it looks nice and adds color.