itty bitty quilt blocks

by Nova on August 10, 2010

It’s  the {Urban} home goods swap time again. Yay!  Partners have been issued and we’re off!  I love this swap.  It’s so fun stalking your secret partner (not in a creepy way! lol!  just peeking at their blog and flickr favs)  and thinking up what to make for them ….

I made a start already …. inspired by these sweet magnets that appeared in so many inspiration mosaics last round, i made a mini sampler quilt to adorn my partners fridge or message board. Perhaps more decorative than practical but hey, every fridge deserves a little frivolous decoration right?

The blocks are 1 1/2 inches. I love mini things, can you tell?!

ETA :: I have had A LOT of emails about this set of magnets asking if there is a  pattern/directions/tutorial. For this particular set there is no ( & no plans to write up, sorry!) pattern/directions/tutorial. However,  I made a similar set for which there are directions. Yay!  These can be found in the book Zakka Style

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather August 10, 2010 at 8:18 am

are YOU kidding me??!!!!

girl… i’m dying over here!! ;)


kellie August 10, 2010 at 11:51 am

awww, you make the best stuff. One day I will get you for my partner in a swap!! And i am getting stuck into my Single Girl quilt tomorrow – I have taken an annual leave day to spend the day at home by myself (well, me and the cats) doing crafty stuff in my new crafty space – woohoo!!!


Amy (badskirt) August 10, 2010 at 12:51 pm

oh! be still my heart! these are absolutely perfect. If you were my partner and you gave me just one of these magnets, I’d be a very lucky swappper!


Angelina S. August 10, 2010 at 1:15 pm

AHHHH. Those are the cutest wee quilt blocks EVER EVER EVER.


Briana August 10, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Too cute. I love those tiny hexagons! Those must have required a magnifying glass to piece.


Kaye Prince August 11, 2010 at 2:15 am

Omigosh, I want some – those are too cute! You’re way telented Nova!


Amy K-P August 11, 2010 at 4:55 am

OMG! How on earth did you make blocks THAT small?!


Summer August 11, 2010 at 6:16 am

I love these… they are adorable! :)


rocio August 11, 2010 at 5:40 pm

hermosos!!! tan chiquititos!!! esa estrella esta espectaculas!!! no me imagino trabajar con esas miniaturas!
la chio


ashley August 27, 2010 at 6:06 am

these truly could not be cuter! I can’t believe what patience you must have to work with something so teeny tiny!!


Erica September 12, 2010 at 10:32 am

These are so adorable!


Mandy January 25, 2012 at 1:47 am

Your’s are way cuter and so perfect compared to the originals that inspired you. I am now heading to my machine to make some of my own! thank you for the inspiration!!


wanda March 11, 2012 at 12:20 pm

Those are the cutest quilt magnets. I am going to try to make some tomorrow.


Karen a/k/a The Lazy Quilter August 27, 2012 at 12:35 am

These are so incredibly cute! Can you tell me how big they are and what kind of magnets you used? I figure strong ones so they could be sewed inside. Thx, and love your creativity!


chris March 6, 2013 at 9:34 pm

These are so cute.Great use of scraps and nice gifts!


Linda April 6, 2013 at 8:44 am

How adorable are these. I LOVE them.


Martha April 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

So, cute! I do not sew and wondered if you make these to sell.


Rachel April 20, 2013 at 2:52 am

I really love these! I can NOT WAIT to make some :) I loved them so much that I shared with my readers! If you’d like to check out the post, it’s here:
Have a great weekend!


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