Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The last of my Christmas Sorrento sewing.

What do you get when you cut over  2,000
1" squares?
And an assortment of other mini strips ranging from 1 1/2" to 11 1/2"?

A cute pile of mini blocks,

that multiply,

and grow bigger,

til there were 2,
then 3,

and now 4 blocks!!

And the makings of another 5 blocks to make the quilt the size l want.
There is a total of 319 pieces in each block.
And there will be 2,871 pieces in the nine blocks when they are finished.
Still deciding on what to use as sashing.
Will wait till all 9 blocks are done to decide.

l  showed you the first block l made in this post here.
Of course, the pattern for these blocks are in the book
Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts
by Mary Elizabeth Kinch and Biz Storms.

l am still enjoying sewing them, even though each
finished block takes around 3 - 4 hours to sew.
And that's not counting cutting time!!
Is anyone else been crazy enough to take on the challenge to make these blocks?
Or want to join me in sewing these darling little blocks?

Heading off to Sorrento for more sewing time this weekend.
Hmmm!! Which project to work on first???

Thanks for visiting.



  1. I received the book as a Christmas present and love this quilt, but after reading your post I'm thinking 1 block as a doll quilt is looking good!! Love your blocks.

  2. Argghhh ! i am going to blame you if i get into trouble for buying yet another book. I loved the first block back in Sept but your progress has sold me on this one. I am sure i could figure it out from your pics but i want to see what else is in the book, I hate throwing away scraps. Did you use anything and everything in the mix or stick to repro's/ civil war fabrics?

  3. Incredible. I can definitely see the temptation.:)

  4. I can't even imagine contemplating a quilt like that! It's going to be amazing Linda.

  5. I've looked at that pattern and I love it, your's is looking fabulous. Yes, it's not a "quick quilt" pattern, is it? But over time, it will grow and just think about all the yummy fabrics that will go into this quilt. Again, just fabulous.

  6. You get a great quilt and you get me wishing I could get into your stash.

  7. It's so nice to see your progress on this little number. I remember your initial post and have been wondering if you did anything further on it - now I know!

  8. The blocks are looking great, what a wonderful way to use up tiny pieces. I'm going to have to try and resist starting this as a Leader-Ender- I have two going already!

  9. ok Linda I really think you should just pack that up stuff it in an envelope and send it to me
    you know I would finish it and make it a queen size quilt to enjoy the rest of my life everyday!

  10. Oh I have been wanting to make this one for a long time. You actually have it started!

  11. OMG! It is a gorgeous design! WOW!


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