Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Downsizing

I'm going to blame it on Jane. Despite having two more table toppers to quilt for the Holly Bazaar, I have been playing around with 1" squares to make these tiny little Scrappy Acorn Blocks. You could say I'm going a little nuts!











She found the pattern on Pinterest and, since I had made her a pumpkin potholder with tiny hexies a  while back, she thought it was important that I see this block block too. Think it's a hint?












I just love the scrappiness of this block. Browns don't often factor into my quilts but I did manage to find enough variety in my stash that I didn't have to repeat a fabric in any acorn. It wouldn't have been the end of the world if I had repeats, but I'm happy not to have had them.











The block is 6" finished so the plan was to try the block and, if it worked, make four so that I could make two pairs of potholders for the craft table.













But I'm up to eight now so I guess that there will be four pairs to sell. Bonus.

My dilemma is how to quilt them without making a mess of them. I have my heart set on a diagonal grid but with all of those seams and joins it's an invitation for disaster. I'm going to try avoiding all of those corners and see what I can come up with. Wish me luck!...M


14 comments:

Quilting Babcia said...

There you go, inspiring us yet again! Those blocks are cute as they can be!

Kate said...

You may be a little nuts but those acorn blocks are darned cute. I'm looking forward to seeing how you choose to quilt them. :)

Anonymous said...

I love them Marie! You did such a great job on these. How about quilting around the outside of the acorn? I sent you a star block recently that I thought you'd like. Not to distract you or anything...

The Cozy Quilter said...

Very cute...hard to stop making them, obviously!

Jayne Honnold said...

I have big hearty-eyes (think emoji) for these acorns! What a gorgeous set of blocks!

Patty said...

I'm in love with this block. I love the browns and golds of autumn and have been wanting to make a tablerunner or placemats with a fall theme. Your color pull is fabulous!

Ariane said...

I love these blocks! They look amazing.

Kyle said...

Super cute!

Ann at Prairie Primrose said...

Those are really cute! They will make fun potholders!

Cathy said...

I, too, have to get on the "those are cute" bandwagon.

Goofin' Off Around the Block said...

Those acorn blocks are so adorable! They do make for a great way to use up brown scraps. They will make fun potholders...perfect for fall. Happy sewing! Andrea

Alison said...

These are so cute! :D

Anonymous said...

adorable potholders

Mia said...

Beautiful acorn blocks!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!