Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tiny Tuesday - Grandmother's Brooch


Midget Block number 86 is called Grandmother's Brooch.  It is (gasp) hand pieced with 28 pieces.  There are templates (shocking) supplied with the pattern as well as rotary cutting instructions.  I was a bit confused by the directions for the red squares.  Four were supposed to be cut at 1 3/8 inches while the other four were 1 3/8 by 1 5/8.  I tried the smaller size, but could not make that work so ended up cutting new squares at the larger size, but made them square, because that is the way I think squares should be. 
Lizzie was kind enough to pose with the finished block for me, she is fast asleep again now and snoring up a storm.  Too much excitement I guess, seeing such a remarkable hand sewn block in person. 

7 comments:

vtquilter said...

Great job on that block. Thanks for the heads up on the possible issues in the pattern.

Brenda said...

wow! that's a lot of little seams.

Teresa in Music City said...

Very cute! A lot of hand piecing... but worth it!

Jeanne said...

Your little block was beautifully stitched! Lizzie is adorable posing with it.

Ellen said...

Your little block is so cute and so is Lizzie. She makes an adorable model for it!

Valerie said...

Love it, I'm particularly a fan of red, yellow, and blue together. This looks great. :)

RETRO-Fabulous Blog said...

Beautiful block, fabulous fabrics & super cute Lizzie!