It is my day on the Small, Smaller, Smallest blog Hop, hosted by fabulous Carol at Just Let Me Quilt
. Here is the schedule for the event so make sure you visit them all as there will be lots of great projects to see.
For this blog hop we needed to made a small project. So what I decided to do was pick a block I like and see how small I could make it. My choice was the Ohio Star block.
One of my favourite quilt features this block in two sizes 12" and 6", so my goal was to see how much smaller I could make it. I pulled out the scrap bin and selected some fabric and set out to make a tiny Ohio Star block.
This is how I made it , just in case you fancy having a go.
1. Cut 2 x 2" squares from Contrasting fabrics. (2 squares from each fabric) Draw a diagonal line on the back of the lighter one. Pair two contrasting squares right sides together.
Sew a 1/4" either side of your drawn line.
Cut along the drawn line and press to the darker triangle. Trim up.
2. Draw a diagonal line across your previous stitch line.
Pair two half Square triangle together right sides together, (as the seams were pressed to the dark the seams will nest together.) as you want the dark triangle matched up with a light triangle. Sew either side of the drawn line and cut along the line Press seams open. Repeat with the other pair. Trim to 1 1/4" squares. Those tiny little star points are so cute.
3. Cut 5 x 1 1/4" background squares, layout your block as picture.
4. Sew into rows, pressing rows 1& 3 outwards and row 2 inwards. Sew the rows together. Press well.
Repeat steps 1-4 and make a second Ohio Star block. Mine ended up at 2 3/4". That is pretty small.
5. Cut 2x 2 3/4" squares, layout the two squares with the two star blocks. Sew into pairs, press to the plain square.
6. Sew the two pairs together to complete your mug rugs top.
7. Make a quilt sandwich and quilt.
8. Cut a 2 1/4" strip fold wrong sides together press. Sew your binding on with your preferred method.
Your mug rug is now completed.
Please visit the other bloggers and have a look at what they have made. The list is at the top of my post.
Until Next Time