Little quilts are so fun to make. They are quick to sew up and give you a multitude to opportunity to experiment with color, variety of blocks, and gifts if needed! The January Little Quilt is 15-1/2″ x 17-12″ and can be purchased in two ways. A kit is available for $7.15 or you can download the pattern for $3.99 and work from your stash! I’d love to say it’s a stash buster, but was reminded that it is so little it probably won’t make much of a dent in the stash! Be that as it may, there are twelve Little Quilts in all, one provided the first Monday of each month. You can follow the Little Quilt tutorial found on Notions and/or follow along on the Little Quilt QA. Take your pick! Enjoy!
The cuts are quite easy and straightforward. You will be strip piecing and making 4-Patch and Half Square Triangle (HST) blocks.
Begin with sewing two C/Ds together and two J/Ds together. This is the foundation for the 4-Patches.
Cut the C/D and J/D strips into twenty-one 1-1/2″ units each.
Pin a C/D unit to a J/D unit. Press.
Next, mark all Hs 1/4″ on both sides of the center diagonal line. Sew to the center side along the marked lines. Cut the square through the center. This will result in two HSTs. You will need a total of 21. Press open.
Next Monday, January 12th we will put it all together!