Friday, February 17, 2012

Miniature

Friday, February 17, 2012


Call me crazy... but last week I got the idea to make a miniature Radio Way.  The blocks are a 1/4 the size of the original quilt.
Original Quilt = 50" x 70"
Miniature Quilt = 12.5" x 17.5"

I love all my quilts... and sometimes they go on trunk shows & are gone for long periods of time.  It would be great to have two of each but honestly I'd never get anything done if I tried to make two of everything.  Unless I make them a lot smaller...

Smaller would also mean I wouldn't have to find more storage.  I'm really running out of room for all my quilts... eek!

Here are a few photos of the miniature Radio Way with the original one to show you the scale.

Don't they look so cute together?

The mini isn't quilted yet... just basted together.  I haven't quilted anything in a while since I send most of my stuff to Angela.  I'm kinda at a loss as to how to quilt this little one!


progress snapshots


I'm also working on a miniature Come What May.  I don't know if I'll make all my quilts in miniature form... but I'm having fun so far!

The blocks are also 1/4 the size of the original quilt.
Original Quilt = 64" x 80"
Miniature Quilt = 16" x 20"




© Blog post written by Julie Herman
For more information visit http://www.jaybirdquilts.com/

26 comments:

KZK said...

GORGEOUS!!!
Totally love your style!
KZK

holly | bijou lovely said...

Love the minis! Why is everything cuter in miniature? :)

Happy Friday!!

Carla said...

What a fantastic idea!

Bennett and Graves said...

I've made some mini quilts to practice my machine quilting. I gave them to my grandkids and they LOVED them, in a surprisingly big way. Not sure why, but maybe because they are their size?

Joy M. said...

OMG!! how cute!!

elizabeth said...

So darling! I see more in your future....they are addicting : )

VickiT said...

Oh I love those Julie. Awesome.

Emily said...

I've done this with a few of my quilts... Makes me happy everyday to see them!!

kathy said...

I really like the mini quilts. Both look great in tiny size. Great idea!

Sandy said...

Your minis are darling. Great idea.

heartsease54 said...

What a great idea! I think this will work for a lot of things. I don't have unlimited space for quilts, so this is going to be filed away for future reference. Thanks Julie!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love the minis...so cute! Hope the patterns for these tiny versions will be available some day! TFS
~Terry~

Unknown said...

Wow, love the minis! There is something so cute about them!

Unknown said...

So clever, love this idea! Would be a great way to have a quilt that you have given to someone else!

Bron @ Stop That Owl said...

Just gorgeous! Yep, I think you should have a mini of all of your quilts. Imagine being able to have them all up on the wall at once!

mascanlon said...

So cool Julie! The baby quilt I made for Annika three yrs ago I should totally do this with. I originally made the blocks miniture...by mistake...don't ask. I always planned on making her a doll quilt to match her big quilt and this gives the motivation to find the tiny blocks! BTW I wandered into Verizon today and walked out with a new iphone...lol.

tusen said...

Great idea! I do hope you will continue to have fun with these and sooner or later we'll see a collection of all your quilts in miniature :)

Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi! Great idea and both quilts are really beautiful! I think it would be a wonderful set if the quilt has a matching pillow with a smaller pattern!
Have a great weekend!
x Teje
PS. Make a pattern with the miniature for a pillow to your shop, and who buys a quilt pattern could buy also the pattern for a miniature pillow.

Auntie Pami said...

I love them! Perfect for small spaces. I'd love a 'little Taffy'.

Gina S said...

Love this idea!! I could whip minis out faster than a large quilt. Mini patterns in the future?

Josie McRazie said...

Crazy! Well you told me to call you.... just kiding! Love the little quilt! You know it was a good pattern when it is so nice you ahve to make it twice!!

Jaci said...

I just bought Radio Way and can't WAIT to work on it. Still picking out my fabric. I would love to do it small as well.
Any chance you would do a tutorial on how to do a miniature quilt? I have been seeing them everywhere and would love to know how.

Pinky said...

oh my GOODNESS!!! so cute!!! It's such a great idea! It's the perfect way for a quilter to hold onto a little piece of their work (if they are giving it as a gift or its going on tour) AND it's also a great way to use scraps!

(plus they're totally cute!!!)

leanne said...

that mini radio way is just adorable and so is the come what may - great idea

bethanndodd said...

Love the itty bitty quilts...great idea! Smiles~Beth

CitricSugar said...

SO cute! I have been experimenting with tiny pieces myself and while it seems odd at the time, I'm always thrilled with the teeny-tinyness...

Love the mini-versions.