My quilting thoughts and inspirations sprinkled with a glimpse of life down on the farm

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Scrap play on Sunday

When I got up this morning I did not intend to sew scraps...
The day started sedately enough, I did some needleturn applique ... and made a little progress on one of the blocks from Just takes Two. (This was a BOM from last year.)
Block 27
After feeding the animals and playing outside a bit, I sat down to lunch and browsed through 'Best of Fons and Porter Star Quilts". I suddenly realised the mini quilt I was looking at had star blocks which finished at 1 1/2 inches!!! Rising to the (self-imposed!) challenge, before I knew it I was rummaging through my smallest scraps and ignoring any other plans for the day!!
Isn't it just too cute for words?!
Finished size - 1 1/2"
Think I may have to make a few more of these - a great use for tiny scraps!!
Just so you can get an idea of the size!!
(BTW - pieced, not foundation pieced)
 More scrap play followed and I also put this together. I've always been fascinated with Cathedral Window blocks and came across this tutorial recently.
It needs touching up in the odd place but I am pretty happy with it.
It will make a sweet pincushion.
Today I'm linking up to Scrapbasket Sunday on Kim's Big Quilting Adventure. To play along, and visit other scrappy playing, visit here.
Thank you for visiting, happy creating, 

28 comments:

Susan said...

Your appliqué looks beautiful.......and that tiny little star is adorable. Very well done.

Annie said...

Wow - 1 1/2 finished.....how tiny were the pieces and how fiddly to stitch....well done. Nice to see you bloggging again Raewyn after your holiday!!!

shez said...

wow that is so tiny,well done and thankyou for the link.xx

sunny said...

Have you lost your mind???? If not, you soon will with those tiny star. How cute! And thanks for the link to the cathedral window. I made one last year, and intended to make more, but got sidetracked . . .

Sandra Rowe said...

WoW, I am impressed, 1.5 inches! Looks perfect! Have a good week!

Maria said...

Yes I remember seeing the It Takes Two on blogs last year.. Keep going with it Raewyn..
Oh yes those TINY stars are soooooooooo fiddley but cute.
Your Cathedral Window project looks great.

Lesley said...

Your tiny block is so sweet...but no way would I ever make a thing that teeny and tiny...you are to be commended! Yay you! And your pin cushion is adorable!

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

That is one TEENY block - wow! I love Cathedral Window blocks too and think starting with a pincushion is a great idea.

Janet O. said...

YES!! I LOVE your teeny star--that shouldn't come as any surprise! : )
Someone gifted me one of those Cathedral Windows pincushions last year. They are great--you did a nice job.

Barbara said...

Wow what a tiny block Raewyn. I can see another tutorial being requested!!

Aunt 'Reen said...

How fun! I love that teeny tiny block! And your Cathedral windows block is gorgeous!

Leeanne said...

Snapping ducks that is small!!! was it foundation pieced?
People think I'm on the edge of madness cutting 1 1/2" squares for my scrappy quilt...........but you are starting with even smaller to get 1 1/2" squares!

Julie said...

Wow Raewyn that is tiny - especially when you see it beside your rotary cutter. I love your cathedral window - have been meaning to try that myself, would make a great pincushion :-)

Kim said...

Oh my goodness! How tiny is that! Very cute. And your applique is wonderful too.

margaret said...

I can`t imagine a block being so small, will take a lot to make a quilt!!I also love the Cathedral window only trouble is it takes so much fabric.

Tatkis said...

Such a cute tiny star block! And the pincushion would look great with Cathedral window motive!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Yvette said...

That mini block is right up my alley! I started 1 1/2" 9 patches and they are addicting.

Sheila said...

Oh my that is one tiny star , can't imagine piecing such small pieces and so successfully . The cathedral window is beautiful and will make a lovely pincushion .

Shirley said...

That teeny star is just adorable. How many have you got to make?

Sisbabestitches said...

Amazing scrapette block, gosh I struggle to be accurate with a 12" block, lol.

Patti said...

What a great tiny block. Don't you find piecing tiny blocks to be like eating candy? After you finish each one you just have to make another. Love, love, love them!

Charlie and Wendy said...

Your needle turn block is lovely, and the tiny star is gorgeous. I like the cathedral window too, I always mean to make one sometime too!

Doniene said...

Of course your applique is gorgeous!! Love it!! And your little cathedral window will make a darling pincushion - but okay that teeny weeny star is just so, so, so cute!! Gotta make some - are you going to do a tutorial - or do I just figure it out myself (which might be the hard way!! LOL)

Talk to you soon!

marina said...

omg that is one tiny star!
it looks so perfect too.
well done!

Nicky said...

I am questioning your sanity Raewyn, that is a crazy sized star! It is super cute though..... all your projects are lovely.

Carrie P. said...

goodness gracious! that is one tiny block.

Kathie said...

I just LOVE your pincushion, wow, I have never tried a cathedral window block before.
adorable
Kathie

Kathie said...

meant to say too wow that little star is amazing, I love little blocks but that is even too little for me
keep making them !!!!!
Kathie