At the beginning of October I got the idea to make some modern mini quilts to hang up for decorations around the house. And then one day I stumbled upon some darling quilt blocks from a quilt block of the month club (I think it was in Arizona???) and knew they would be the cutest mini quilts. The original designs were paper pieced, but I decided to change them up to use bigger sized blocks and not paper piece them. So, I got out some graph paper and went to town sketching. I have spent the last hour looking for my original source…and I CAN NOT find them again. I knew I should have pinned them….but I thought I would for sure remember them. I am intent on adding a link to my original inspiration blocks, so if you have seen them—please let me know! I’d love to add a source to the creative person that came up with these! They were these four blocks…a black cat, a pumpkin, a trick or treat bag and a caramel apple.
I made each of the mini quilts the same size…and I think they would be darling all put together in a lap quilt as well. Each block finishes at 18″ by 20″ and I used Riley Blake Designs Confetti Solids for all the blocks, and then their .5″ stripe for all of the bindings and the black and white gingham for the backings (although I didn’t get a picture of any of the backings).
I am showing you how to make two of the mini quilts today–the black cat and the caramel apple and then tomorrow I will post the pumpkin mini quilt and the trick or treat bag.
Let’s first start with the Black Cat….