Thursday, November 22, 2007

Little Quilts


So many little quilts popping up everywhere, I couldn't resist making one. This little quilt is from the book "American Doll Quilts" and finished size is 13" x 17". A Simple Girl and Knot Garden have both done several adorable little quilts. They are so sweet and quicker to make than a full size quilt project. I'm definitely hooked on these. The only down side is that these little quilts don't even make a dent in the scrap pile....lol.

There is a small group of us that meet once a month at the same house. We usually go out for lunch but there are times when the host offers to make us lunch. When she makes us lunch it's a wonderful treat because it's always something home made, with the freshest of ingredients. Last month we enjoyed a fabulous Butternut Squash soup and a delightful salmon dip. Our gracious host has offered to make a traditional French Christmas dinner for our next meeting. She'll spend a lot of time shopping at specialty stores to find just the best ingredients for the menu. There will be several appetizers and all the trimmings for our feast. Shopping and preparing all this food is a tremendous amount of work.

So that brings me to the point of this story. I thought wouldn't it be nice for each person in the group to surprise our host with quilt blocks. I found a pattern, picked the background fabric and cut enough background for 12 blocks. These blocks are 8" finished. Each person will make 2 blocks using darks from each of our stash for a total of 12 blocks. The blocks will be presented at our Dec meeting. Our host will be so surprised and really love our way of saying "Thank you" for all her efforts.

Speaking of friends. I received a little goodie package in the mail last week. Carole was very sweet by sending me some chocolates and a cute little tin as well. Thank you Carole....you are a sweetie.

17 comments:

Vicki W said...

Your little quilt is really cute! I also love the surprise blocks. It's a great variation of the Churn Dash - my current block obsession!

Susan said...

I love the colors of your little quiltlet, of course. I don't like pink, but I love the pink and browns together, especially in traditional patterns.

Your small group sounds lovely, and what a nice treat that dinner will be! Your blocks will be just the right thanks. I love the colors in yours. That background looks great for stitchery, too. What is it?

Doodlebug Gail said...

What a nice small group you have. The blocks are the perfect gift for your gracious host.

Kieny said...

What a lovely little quilt and the blocks for your host look wonderful too!

Helen in the UK said...

Love your little quilt - beautiful colours too. Great idea giving the blocks to the hostess :)

Darlene said...

What a sweet doll quilt. I'm so glad you got started! :-)

What a wonderful idea for the host of your Dec gathering. She'll be very, very surprised.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

I love the blocks and the idea is fabulous!!!

Pam said...

12 quilt blocks will be such a nice thank you gift! Be sure to take your camera and take pictures of a traditional French Christmas dinner looks like - I bet it will be wonderful.

yellowfarmhouse said...

Wendy - that little quilt is adorable, love the colors. What a sweet thing for you all to do for your hostess. She will love it I'm sure. I would love to see the pics of the French Dinner, how sweet of her to do that. I think it's always so much more relaxing and enjoyable to be in someone's house rather than doing out to eat.

Hugs - karen

Guðrún said...

How sweet of your host to be willing to make such a big effort to prepare this meal for you, she will love those blocks there is no doubt. Your little quilt is so cute.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love your little quilt you made. I always put my little quilts out and find that I dont ever have enough. I need to make lots of them in every color. LOL!!! maybe I'll make the one like you just finished.

Libby said...

Oh - that is a fantastic thank you gift for your friend . . . she's going to be very happy *s* Love those little dolly quilts - just can't get enough.

Knot Garden said...

Your little quilt is beautiful, such sweet fabric choices!
It sounds like you belong to a really nice group. The surprise blocks will be a lovely thank-you for your host.

Sweet P said...

Your little quilt is adorable. As soon as I get done with my Christmas presents I'm going to start making some small quilts.

Your quilt group sounds like fun. You've picked a perfect present for the hostess.

Dawn said...

Your little quilt is wonderful! And I love that block pattern for your Dec host! What a great idea!

Carole said...

What a cute quilt! There's nothing like a quick project to get the motivation going! You idea for the host sounds lovely! Keep well!

Alison-My Little Stitching Corner said...

I love little projects that come together quickly. Very pretty.