Thursday, March 27, 2014

A Couple of Finishes

With more cold weather and snow I've been holed up in the house sewing......

Here's a halfway decent picture of my "SWOON" quilt.
I've been doing 1 block a month as part of my "Big 3" list with some girlfriends.  When I finally got that yellow block done and realized I only had to do 2 more, I spent Saturday afternoon cutting and sewing and just making it a goal to finish!   I laid all 9 blocks out on Sunday and voile! it's done!
Each block is 24-1/2 inches and I used I "think"  "Marmalade" by Bonnie and Camille....
The quilt finishes up to 80 inches square which is a biggie!   I can't wait to get it quilted and see how pretty it is!

After finishing up that quilt I decided that a few "mini's" were in order.  
I needed a "P" for my sewing room wall and I wanted a house quilt and sewing related items like a spool quilt so I pulled out my mini patterns and set to making them.....




I already had a P and spool quilt on my wall that I'd made a few weeks back but something about them just bothered me.  My P was NOT red and white dots and while making the original one I knew I should change from blue to red but I just went ahead and did it blue.  I didn't like how one of the actual brown spool parts looked on the original mini so I wanted to change that up too.  Those 2 now hang in my downstairs storage/old sewing room...so I didn't waste them, they just were relocated :)

And look at that mini house....OMG, 3-1/2 X 4-1/2....I could not get over the size when I finished the first one.  I LOVED it.  So, I spent the afternoon making them and then after dinner did some simple quilting inside the houses themselves then a simple wavy stitch down the white strips that separates the houses.  It finished up to I think 15 inches long.....SO CUTE!!!

And last but not least is a mini log cabin block I made from some paper piecing kit my friend Michelle sent me YEARS ago.  This log cabin finished up to I think 3 inches.  I swear, it took 3 stitches on the machine to sew the center square...3 stitches!!!
Someday I'm going to make more and use them for a runner or table topper.

My mini days are not over though.  I have empty space on the wall with the others so I'm going to make a mini swoon, puddle jump, etc....   

Hope you enjoy your day!

Peggy


6 comments:

Terry said...

I love your swoon! It's on my someday list! :0)

susan zarzycki said...

Peggy I love your posts! You always have such pretty projects you are working on. I am just a fledgling blogger and having lots of frustrations with blogger. How did you create such a nice layout??

susan zarzycki said...

Peggy I love your posts! You always have such pretty projects you are working on. I am just a fledgling blogger and having lots of frustrations with blogger. How did you create such a nice layout?? My blog is: susanzarzycki.blogspot.com.

JoAnne said...

Such great finishes! I have the Swoon pattern, but haven't made it yet. I like the houses, too!

Tammy said...

Love your Swoon quilt, Peg, and your minis. I really need to make some minis for my quilt room wall too.

The Other Barb said...

you are so inspiring. I want to head right up to my sewing room but...laundry first :) Love the mini houses & the ultra mini log cabin !