Midget Mania – Block 10 (aka Midget Block 102)


I'm glad to be back to the scheduled posting of Midget Mania after a migraine induced pause. I won't bore you with all the aggravating details because these Midget Blocks are much more fun. Having said that, this block was probably part of my migraine trigger!
The Midget Block quilt top is at home and I'm at the cottage so I've been writing my instructions from photographs instead of the actual quilt. I thought about asking Rob to measure something for me but because he works with numbers in the context of home construction he doesn't relate to our inches, quarter inch, eighth inch concept.

Look at this little stinker! It's like a quilt within a quilt!

In BlockBase the block looks like this

What was she thinking ??? I've never seen the block illustrated with just two sections together so it's a rectangular block and I've never seen it with sashing inserted. Was this a settion option pictured in the newspaper? Did she make the little hatchets and find out they weren't the right size and the sashing was her solution? That's my assumption and I'm sticking to it!

In the end I decided to draft the block for you exactly as it appears in the quilt. If you want to make it without the sashing that's okay. It's your quilt and you can stitch it as you heart desires. Remember you'll have to adjust the square hatchets to a finished size of 1 1/8".

Midget Mania Block 10 - Indian Hatchet

Block 102

Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting

Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting

Better Homes and Gardens American Patchwork and Quilting by Not Available (NA) 1st Published in 1985 by Better Homes & Gardens Books

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4 Responses to “Midget Mania – Block 10 (aka Midget Block 102)”

  1. Penny Jones July 30, 2010 at 11:29 am #

    Thanks for continuing these. I love the small blocks!

  2. Sharon from Pflugerville Tx July 31, 2010 at 3:58 am #

    First, thank you so much for your love of quilting and many beautiful and sentimental patterns. I love them all because they come from your heart. These gems make me breathless. You made my day. Big hugs from Texas.

  3. Lynn S July 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm #

    Yippeee! I love these midget blocks! Don’t know if we say ‘thank you’ enough!

  4. Cathy Weber August 23, 2010 at 11:54 am #

    Hi Gayle,

    After a computer total crash, I was thrilled to see the 92 midget blocks were still on line so that I could get them back. I saw a post jumping to block #116. Can you please point me in the right direction for the missing blocks.

    Thanks for all you do.


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