Monday, June 5, 2017

Marvelous Mini Monday

 Sometimes Monday's get a bad rap. Lets change that.
Each Monday for the next 12 weeks lets make a marvelous
mini block together. You will need a variety of dark, medium 
and light prints. I will be using my favorite scraps from my
scrap drawer. Our mini dark and light scrappy bundles are perfect 
for this project. Order one  here.You will need a small amount
 of setting fabric. I will provide more information on that later.
Marvelous Mini Finished Size approximately 24" x 26"
You will need a variety of 1" strips for block borders
I like to have these cut and ready to go. 
Most of the Marvelous Mini blocks have a mini center
block ( finished size 1-1/2" ) surrounded by 2 borders.
Borders are cut as follows:
1st border 2 | 1" x 2" and 2 | 1" x 3"
2nd border 2 | 1" x 3" and 2 | 1" x 4" 
Block #1 | Four Patch
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from 4 different prints cut 1 | 1-1/4" square
Piece four patch block | Block should measure 2" unfinished
Add borders as diagrammed above.
Completed block should measure 4" x 4"


  1. This is pretty, but only when I want to drive myself to the nut house doing a 1 1/2" 9 patch - already tried that one!

  2. Yet another awesome scrap management project! Thanks for all you do. Makes me happy that I been hanging on to all my teeny tiny scraps!

  3. Love it! I knew I was saving my 1" strips for something ;o)

  4. Thank you! I love your sew-a-longs! Still get compliments on my "12 Days of Christmas" SAL that you gave us. Thanks again!!

  5. Doubt there is any way I can resist this one!

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  6. It's night time here, but maybe tomorrow! Sounds like fun!

  7. My little block is finished. Just not as scrappy as yours.Thanks for the fun project.

  8. I like this sew along. Great idea to use up scraps.

  9. I just made Block 1. Thanks so much. It was a real challenge never sewed any thing that little. It is a perfect 4 inch. Your instructions are great.

  10. This is for me, trying to get back to my small retro quilts after a long hiatus. Thank you for sharing.