Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mini Quilts


Well, by my postal confirmation slip - my  doll quilt got to it's destination.  The monthly theme was 'Harvest' but I went with a Fall theme.  The little crow is a Regina Grewe free pattern and the pumpkin I found in my box of printed off patterns so no tribute.  I received this lovely little 'woodsy' girl fabric in a win maybe a couple of years ago and auggghhhh can't remember from who.  But it was time to use it - and yes, bits of scraps from the stash.

*linking to RichardQuilts link a finish and Sarah's Whoop-Whoop


And the back is  a full piece of the fabric.  My label stitched and dolly is dressed in scraps from the quilt.  A mix of machine and hand quilting was used.


I finished up Pam Buda's recent  little Basket Stars quilt along.  I used all scraps for this too, some of the fabric is from another quilter and is rather old - no print on the selvedge, so I can't name the line or designer.  Straight stitch quilting, some tied, and little bitty buttons in the center of each star block.


And my poor New Home power work horse of a machine started limping - at a rather bad time too - so she is heading off to the 'hospital' for repair today.  So the little back up came out.  Oh, my SIL and I laughed every time I ran it.  I swear it sounds worse than my blender chopping ice cubes!!!  But it has a nice even stitch and constant 1/4" seam line - so piecing will work.  This is the back to my Schnibble 'Speck" - decided to piece some of those pretty daisy strips.  Yes, after every whir and chunka-chunka (and fits of laughter), we went to the computer to browse sewing/quilting machines and compare, price, and make wish lists ...............

TRAVELING STASH WINNER


Yes, the snowflake LARGE mugs came out as it has gotten rather cool at night - and that hot chocolate with extra marshmallows just works so well in these.  NO I don't want to see snow yet!  Congratulations to The Slow Quilter - ohhhh - a newbie to the traveling stash, too.  I will be sending her an e-mail for post information and off that box will go.  Thank you to all who posted comments - keep an eye on the 'luggage' button as hopefully a few more boxes will be on the move soon.

CLOSING THOUGHT


Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

13 comments:

  1. Man!! That Traveling Stash is *so* stinking elusive!! Your mini swap quilt is darling! And so's your Basket Stars quilt. Minis are such fun!! :)

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  2. I love your harvest doll quilt!!! With the pumpkin and mushrooms it feels very harvesty. I imagine the flying geese as farm plots and the crows flying over looking for goodies. So cute!

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  3. Beautiful wall hanging Sharon and I love the little crow of Reginas!!

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  4. Such a darling fall quilt!
    And I love your stars...I just realized that is where I got the idea for my dotty block layout...from the Temecula star sew along! I better get my stars finished!!

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  5. Such a great idea to make mini quilts and doll quilts. I love the Harvest one the best. Thanks for sharing, you gave me great ideas.

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  6. Both of your little quilts are wonderful. Love the Regina Grewe crow :) Hope your machine is back to working order soon.

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  7. adorable,, it has given me an idea with some xmas fabric.. thank you

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  8. Thank you for the win, I have sent my info. Love the mini quilt. I usually have to keep severl machine in the house just in case they want to take a break.

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  9. So sorry the work horse isn't into working at the moment. Hopefully it isn't anything serious. I'm sure the "machine shopping" was exciting.

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  10. Don't you just hate machine trouble! arrgg

    Love that mini harvest quilt!

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  11. Love your quilts...the Fall doll quilt is scrumptious, and the little oll adds so much to your treasures! Love your Pam quilt...and what a great idea to add little buttons! Looking forward to seeing your Speck!

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  12. Your doll quilt is so cute. What a great way to use that fabric. The crow is great!!

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