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Old 12-30-2014, 04:46 PM
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I was just on Pinterest and saw a tiny quilt made using the pineapple block, each block was only 2" square! Wow...that would definitely be a challenge. It must be paper pieced. I've tried one inch before but it was crazy madness and am comfortable with the standard 2".

How small would you dare go?
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:53 PM
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I have done things as small as cut 3/4 finishing 1/4 . I just finished a nine patch that finished 3/4 inch
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I can't see that small jk but I'd have it all bloody from pinning and sticking myself. That's like a asmall Excedrin bottle print.
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Old 12-30-2014, 04:58 PM
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Strip sewn 3/4" cut to finished 1/4" for a bargello (see avatar)
Have also done a lone star with the diamonds finishing at 1/4" (across width) (paper pieced)
And I have a whole quilt of 1" finished 9 patch blocks, plus 4" finished square in a square blocks. 9 patch were strip pieced, SIAS blocks were paper pieced.

I'll go as small as possible!!
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Old 12-30-2014, 05:30 PM
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I once made a queen size Log Cabin quilt. The log Cabin blocks were 3 inch finished. The center was 1 inch square and then there were 3 complete 1/2 inch rounds. It was beautiful when I got it done. I paper pieced the blocks. When it's that small, it's too easy to mess up.
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I want to try a tiny one...I have buckets of scraps...
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:42 PM
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Three-inch blocks are my limit!
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Old 12-30-2014, 07:24 PM
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I've done some disappearing 4 patches that started with four 2.5 " squares for the original 4 patches. Not paper pieced.
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Old 12-30-2014, 10:28 PM
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I've made several miniatures, I love them. Some of my favorites: 2 log cabins, one was square and the other diamond, both consisted of logs that were 1/4" wide. I currently am working on a New York Beauty block variation that finishes at 2".

This basket quilt is 4".

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But I think my favorite is this Feathered Star, which finished at 5".

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Old 12-30-2014, 11:48 PM
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Goodness Peckish, those are lovely!

Ive done as small as 3/4" finishing at 1/4 for a bargello row, but generally I don't go smaller than 1 1/4 strips. Any smaller would become stressful to me and I try not to let my stress release become my stressor!
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