Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Nordic Mini Quilt Sew Along

Have you heard?  Julie over at Crafty Quilter is having a little mini sew-along.  Just three weeks and three little rows of Nordic fun.
Crafty Quilter QAL
Week one is an itsy-bitsy patchwork block measuring just 4¾" square when made.
Of course there is red gingham in my version!
I would be lying if I didn’t say that this was a challenging block to make.  It is not the putting together of the patchwork that is tricky but what to do with those seams.   I pressed them to one side, to the other side, open and shut – I pressed them any way I could to get the points as flat as possible. 

I have two tips for you when making this first row.  Firstly don’t use steam to press the seams on such a small block as you will burn yourself.  Use a dry iron or a little quilting iron.  Secondly – don’t go for perfection – it will make the process frustrating.  Expect a little bit of mismatch and remember that the finished product will still look good due to the fabrics you choose and the patterns you make – not the seams that you match!

Three blocks, sewn together with lattice makes a row measuring 14½” x 4¾”.  So how about it?  Are you in? 


  1. I have one block done. Still have a few days to do the others. LOL It was great fun.

    1. I find it relaxing to lose myself in patchwork for a couple of hours.

  2. Oh, my goodness - this has to be the cutest thing I've ever seen! This is going onto my must-make list for 2015...straight to the top!!! I adore yours so much!

  3. What adorable little blocks! Yours look perfect! I love your fabrics... with your little red gingham! I am in on the Nordic Mini Sew Along!

  4. What a nice surprise to see your Nordic Stars all finished, Amanda! They look adorable! Those seam allowances are tricky but it looks like everything fit together perfectly for you. Thanks for spreading the word!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  5. I love your tutorials. They are so easy to follow and your designs are amazing.

  6. Oh wow that is tiny tiny but great job with all those point!