Friday, January 22, 2010

Sew & Tell Friday #14

I don't know about you, but I am so glad it is Friday.  This has been one @*&% of a week.  Seeing all the Sew and Tell Friday projects should cheer me up!



This week I made two mini quilts.  I was playing around with some of my Moda Sampler pack fabrics.  This one features four Verna squares inside white Jelly Roll strips.  The border is Moda Bella Solid Marigold.




I was pleasantly surprised at how well this  Hope Valley fabric worked for the binding and backing.  I found some 1/4" masking tape that I used for my quilting lines.  I really like the look of it.



This one also has four Verna squares and white jelly roll strips.  This time the Moda Bella Solid is Organic Green.  I wanted the block to sit off center in a non planned way.



The binding and part of the backing is Amy Butler fabric.  I was really trying to use what fabric I had on hand.  I really had to resist going out and purchasing Kate Spain's Verna fabric to go with the squares from the Sampler Pack.



On this mini quilt, I quilted a grid pattern of thin lines alternating with thick lines.  I am really pleased with the way they turned out.  However, my husband just doesn't get the concept of "mini quilt" or "wall quilt".  If it isn't big enough to snuggle under, he has no use for it ;-)



I'm thinking he would change his mind if I made THIS into a mini quilt!  I like the idea of a Lamborghini art quilt.

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Have an amazing weekend!!!


20 comments:

  1. Thinking your husband and my husband speak the same language...you're making a quilt to give away to someone else? lol

    I really, really like the two minis. Something serene and peaceful about them. Asking me to just let go, breathe a little deeper and enjoy their simplicty and beauty.

    When you make the pattern for the manly man quilt...pdf it for those of us who also live with power/gas hungry hotrodders!

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  2. Those are both adorable! I love the fabrics you chose!

    I made a mini thie week to try out my new walking foot and the hubs said the same thing. Just to show him how useful it is it is now on the table as a candle mat :)

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  3. LOL! My mom makes a lot of quilts and nearly all of them are wall quilts. My dad cannot understand why he lives in a padded house :)

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  4. I adore minis, but I do see your hubby's point. Its hard when they think quilt=blanket, instead of quilt=art.

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  5. Love your finishes - the colours are gorgeous. I never get anything done for myself let alone to give away!! One day maybe!!!

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  6. these are really pretty...didn't i see it on craft hope? love the quilting.

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  7. Both of your mini quilts look great. I love the quilting too!

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  8. love both your little quilts. LIttle quilts can really lift our spirits.

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  9. I love the green polka dots fabric! And the way you quilted is so cool. I'll have to remember that idea!

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  10. I love the colors.

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  11. Love the fabrics u used. Great projects.

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  12. Beautiful, Rene'! Love the simplicity...

    My husband is the opposite. He thinks I should make enough quilts to completely cover the walls -- to save on heating. LoL

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  13. Sorry to hear about your week. Hope next week is better for you.

    Cute mini-quilts!

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  14. I also have a sampler box and was wondering what to do with all those lovely fabrics. I was thinking of adding a contrast and making small table toppers for gifts. Verna would be staying with me. Thanks for the 'food for thought'.

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  15. What adorable mini quilts ... they are great! I love them...

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  16. Great mini quilts! I love the green one:)

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  17. Cute little minis! I love the colours and the placement of elements within the blocks. I've not seen those sampler packs in person, but they seem perfect for this kind of project - thanks for sharing!

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  18. I really like your mini quilts and the straight lined quilting in them. The snippets of "verna" fabric are cute and I would love to see more of that fabric.

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  19. Bold yet simple. And that bottom picture would make a great quilt.

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