Thursday, July 17, 2008

A Small Finish!

Special note: My older son is trying to teach me to use different settings on my camera. This is the outcome! Icky pics that you can't enlarge to look at. They are blurry! Next post, I'm going back to my old ways....


Here is the latest small finish! I love doing small quilts for this very reason. They are short term projects that give you the "push" you need to get things done.

This one was made to be a pillow quilt for my bed, but once it was completed, I decided I didn't like the way it looked on my bed.....so one to the next great idea! LOL I really can be fickle.

I suppose this one will have to go on a table top, or draped across a chair or couch.....or something. I love the colors in this little scrappy quilt, so where ever I put it, I will enjoy it!

Now, on to the Four Seasons Quilt Swap! I've started the large stitch quilting, and I'm loving it! No worries about the stitches. This is the first time I've used pearle cotton to quilt with, and it's not too bad. Setting the knot between layers is a bit more difficult and I take my time so I don't rip the fabric! It's turning out great.

Well, on to the Four Seasons Quilt.....and pics of it later. I need to get that puppy sewn up and in the mail! The deadline is fast approaching! Yikes, gotta hurry!

Happy Quilting!

7 comments:

Beth said...

What a cute little quilt! I love the colors! I'm with you, I like making the small quilts, you get instant gratification. I too need to get finished with my Four Seasons quilt, I'm down to the quilting and binding. Nothing like waiting until the last minute.

Sara said...

Great little quilt! I love the colors! And that instant gratification is nice!

Marilyn R said...

Your little quilt is great! I'm looking forward to seeing your swap quilt. I have a project that has been waiting for a loooong time to be quilted with the pearle cotton thread. I'm glad to hear that you like using it.

whitestone said...

There's something about the simplicity of a 9-patch that makes for a delightful quilt. Especially in a "little" quilt. Your stitching is very nice, too. It is possible that if you did not use a flash that the camera set itself. Without enough light it will not focus as sharply. Just a thought...I, too, struggle with my camera, but all in all, aren't digitals fun!

Helen in the UK said...

What a great little quilt. I've been workin on UFO 9 patches too and just finished putting the last of them in to donation quilts :)

Diane said...

I like the small finish! I tell you what, I will come visit and bring you a prize and you can let me have the small quilt. Deal? I didn't think so but you can't blame me for trying.

Rhondee said...

I love your little quilt. What size did it turn out to be???? I'm of your opinion.....little quilts give you instant results and are so cute.