Friday, April 2, 2010

Sew and Tell Friday

This has been one busy week!! I had family here from out of town. We got to go out and do lots of fun things together. Fun, but man my feet are tired!!! There was not a lot of sewing time to be had. But somehow i managed to squeeze in a little time for it. You know those moments when you just feel it, you know you need to make something.

I sat in my upstairs hall and basically dumped out all of my scraps on the floor around my sister and I searching for some that went together, so that i could make another mini quilt(see the first one here). This time a little larger but still mini!!! It measures somewhere between 4x6 and 5x7. There are a variety of fabrics in here...wonderland, wee play, flutterby, recess...and i included some selvage on it just to try it out. This is the first time i have used any selvage and i love it!

I assembled it randomly, hand cutting pieces and just sewing them wherever they fit. I quilted it this way too....just put it in the machine and hoped for the best. Needless to say this plan meant i had some unpicking to do! I was able to frame it in a shadowbox...held in with pretty pearl pins! Now it is hanging on the wall upstairs outside my bedroom where i can see it and enjoy it every time i walk through the door.


Today is sew and tell at Amylouwho's. Click the link on my sidebar or right here to go and see what everyone made this week. I bet there are a lot of beautiful springy projects. Have a wonderful Easter!
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33 comments:

beth said...

What a GREAT to display your pretty quilt!! I love it.

Busy Little Quilter said...

I know exactly what you mean about having to make something. I heard someone on Simply Quilts say "quilting is like writing poetry. It's not because you want to; it's because you have to." I guess you have to like writing poetry and making quilts to understand that quote, but it really meant something to me (I like to write poems).

I love how you just "hoped for the best" when you quilted it. That's how I machine quilt! lol

You have a great Easter, too!

Colleen said...

Looks great, Leslie, and it fits perfectly in that frame. You've had pretty good luck finding good homes for your mini quilts.

Kristen said...

I think this looks great! I love what you come up with. What a nice way to add some more art around the home.

angela said...

Very cute! And I love the shadow box - the perfect way to put that small quilt on the wall without it getting lost!

Grammie/Mom said...

A sense of accomplishment in a short period of time....that's what mini quilts can do for you.

Anna said...

that is so cool and a super great idea. I've been wanting to do that to a mini quilt I was given and just haven't gotten the chance. awesome!

Vicki said...

really cute quilt, great idea!

Lise said...

It looks wonderful! I love the combination of fabrics.

pinksuedeshoe said...

That is totally cute! I am going to try this one out.... I have an empty wall spot that could use a little something.

Catherine said...

A great idea to put this gorgeous mini quilt in a shadow box. Makes it look so special and its protected too.

Mary said...

Wow, these mini quilts are so great! I love how you've framed them too.

Beth said...

I too know what you mean about the feeling that you just have to make something! I love your mini, and that you just went with it- no preplanning the blocks!

I have a giveaway going on all weekend on my blog if you want to pop over too!

T.J. said...

Such a fun idea and a whole new twist on a wall hanging quilt! It's like your very own Easter present ;)
Have a fabulous weekend!

LDH said...

Another beauty!

Lara said...

Very pretty. Lovely finish for the week!!

nima said...

wow...that looks gorgeous, nice idea to frame it like that. you can change it according to the mood...i must try that

Anne at Film and Thread said...

I love how you chose to display the quilt!

Dee said...

What a fun and creative idea! I love your minis. You should write a book or article about them and submit them to a quilting magazine.

I would buy it and read the article and then say I know someone famous! Really, you've got such a good eye for color and I love that you can see happiness in your home. And sometimes that is hard to win and come by!
blessings!

Mountain Home Quilts said...

mmmmmm, wee play. I love it! I'm always amazed at the projects you do! How do you find the time?! :)
It looks fabulous!

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

Awesome!

Evelyn said...

It's awesome! I love how spontaneous it was - that must have been so satisfying!

Pat said...

Your work is beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Happy Easter, dear friend.

ktquilts said...

Love it!!! Great idea for scraps. Thanks for sharing!!!

Blessings,

KT

Jessie Lathroum said...

LOVE the tiny-ness of it AND the polka dot binding. This just might be the right project to get me back in the groove!

Aunt Spicy said...

I am so in love with this idea! Such a great way to see favorite fabrics! Way to go!

KQuiltyBee said...

I love these little things--sometimes they are just enough to get us through to the next project!

tara said...

What a great idea to remember some of your favorite scraps from quilts you have made. You could even put a picture of the original quilt on the back. Love the inspiration coming form this sweet idea.

MaryMary said...

What a beautiful idea!

Karen said...

What a great idea. It looks great in the frame. I have never seen anything like this before. You could have a whole selection on hand for when you want a change.

Sew It UP! said...

How clever of you to display your quilt in a frame! I'll have to remember that. Your quilt is so pretty and those fabrics just rock! Great finish

Alisa said...

This looks great Leslie!

Rene' said...

Leslie, this is a great mini! I love your idea for showcasing it. Very cool. Thanks for sharing!

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