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A Bit of Cheer

Use up the tiniest bits of fabric in a trio of two-color ornaments. Don’t be intimidated by their diminutive size—we’ve included two techniques to ensure success.


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Designer: Ann Hermes of Ann Hermes Miniature Quilts


See a video of this project here.


Materials for One Ornament

•    Scraps of assorted white prints (ornament top)

•    Scraps of assorted red prints and solids (ornament top, binding)

•    4" square backing fabric

•    4" square batting

•    Perle cotton No. 5: red


Finished ornaments: Pinwheel and Square-in-a-Square, 2-1⁄2" square; Variable Star, 3-1⁄2" square

Measurements include 1⁄4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.



About the Techniques

We offer two piecing options for these ornaments: 1) Make units larger than necessary and cut them down to size or 2) foundation-piece. The cutting instructions for each ornament will work for either technique.

    To foundation-piece, use your favorite method, or refer to following instructions for foundation-piecing basics.