Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Itty Bitty Modern Maples - Building Blocks Tuesday

Whoa! What a whirlwind week!  I guess being totally out of commission for a few days last week didn't help.  I feel so far behind.  There was so much more I wanted to accomplish before going off to QuiltCon, and being too sick to stitch did not help.  I am feeling better though!  Tomorrow's the big day when I am off to Austin!

I just wish I got past the cutting stage for a little something for my roommate, and I don't have a special bag as planned for all my QuiltCon stuff.  I'm going to have to give my roomy an IOU, and use my regular purse for any "stuff" I need to carry around.  I know these are little things in the big picture, but I am still a little bummed.

Itty Bitty Modern Maples

This week, I'm sharing some Itty Bitty Modern Maples I made for the Teeny Tiny Block Swap I joined.  These Modern Maples are 4 inches finished, not that easy of a task since the original 12 inch block is basically a 9-patch (3 inch blocks would have been better for the math).  In this swap, the first theme was "Nature", and I had to make 11 of the same block (12 if I wanted one myself) to mail off to the coordinator.  In turn, I will get 11 4 inch blocks back, and all the ones made by the group are adorable!  I have no idea what I am going to do with them yet, but I am really excited to see.

Last chance to enter to win my sewing inspired Eclectic Elements Bionic Gear Bag.  Leave a comment on THIS post to enter.

What blocks have you working on this week?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
3) Please grab my button and post it in your blog post or sidebar.
4) Visit other linky participants!

Thanks for reading,



  1. Your Itty Bitty Maple leaves are so neat. As I Canadian I had to visit your blog just to let you know you did a fabulous job, your colour choice is true bright red & texture makes the leaf stand out. I would like to the Centennial Maple Leaf that I did as embroidery in 1967 as a Quilt to celebrate to celebrate Canada's 150th Birthday this year. Thank you for you inspiration.


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