Monday, August 26, 2019


My tiny piecing class with Chawne Kimber has inspired me to continue to piece small.  I've gotten a bit better at it - these strips are more consistently 1/8'' than the last time.

After much auditioning, I decided to set my block inside black.  To quilt, I started at the center and quilted a line on the black, following the square spiral to the outside of the quilt.  I continued to echo that at roughly 1/8''  until the entire background was quilted.

Sewing on black fabric with black thread and following your previous quilted lines is VERY hard to do.  Instead of my walking foot, I used an open foot that gave me the best visibility.  Given the piece is small, this worked quite well.

I will be entering spin into Curated Quilts call for black & white mini quilts.

The quilt is faced (tutorial) and finishes at 11'' x 11''.  I used scraps of black and white from my stash.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. This is just lovely--I cannot imagine doing black on black quilting--it must be difficult...
    hugs, Julierose

  2. Wowsers, those are some tiny strips! That came out very nicely - makes me want to give it a try!

  3. That's some impressively tiny piecing! xo

  4. that is very impressive! looks great!

  5. Pretty awesome! Black is tough to sew on. I find myself avoiding it more and more as my eyes age.

  6. Very impressive! It is soooo small. I can't even imagine.

  7. This is lovely! What patience you must have Patty; the only time I quilted black on black it was a NIGHTMARE!

  8. Wow, that's tiny! So elegant! I'm impressed with your precision!


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