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

Sunday, November 23, 2014

November's FNSI

After a bit of yummy nourishment I settled down for a nice Friday evening sewing along with friends... thank you to Wendy for hosting us for our monthly Friday Night Sew In :-)
Healthy snacking...well the oranges and strawberries were anyway!
I decided to have a change from my usual evening stitching and finish a 'quilt'.
You may recognise the above wee block from a few posts ago, when I challenged myself to sew SMALL. It has hung below my thimbles since then, glaring at me, and daring me to bind it and turn it into a finished item.
So... some batting....
I used an iron-on pellon so the safety pin was an overkill but I couldn't resist putting it in - one has to do things properly afterall!
..binding sewn on - by hand.
I cut it at 1 1/4" and didn't fold it before sewing it on.
(You do know all these handy hints are for when you all make one, don't you?)
At this stage I was seriously doubting my ability to turn that into anything decent!!
Tada! One finished 'quilt'.
Actually, what would you call it? A wall hanging?
One finished 'item' sounds a bit odd.
Maybe Mad Woman's Whimsy is a good name?
Finished size 1 3/8" and although it looks a little wonky, it's actually reasonably square!!
Back in its rightful place. Something to smile at when I'm at my desk :-)
There was a bit of stitching time left in the evening so I carried on with another of my alphabet letters from the Country At Heart booklet.
Love this guy!!!
So you can see I enjoyed my evening :-) To see what every one else was working on, visit Wendy's blog *here* ... there's been plenty of productivity going on.

In my last post I shared a few snippets of some secret sewing...I'm happy to say that some of them are in the post, winging their way to their new home, as part of Chooky's Secret Christmas Swap...great to get that done, all very exciting!!!!!
Wonder where these are off to...??? 
And here it is, the end of the weekend for us here in New Zealand. Today has been spectacularly warm so I'm off outside to water the garden.
Thank you for visiting, and happy creating,

38 comments:

Leeanne said...

Gosh you must have spent hours basting that quilt ready for quilting!!! Tehehe....... so very very cute and yes a wee bit crazy! Looks perfect hanging under your Thimble collection.

Janet O. said...

Your healthy snack, sprinkled with chocolate bits, made me chuckle. I like your style.
Your little finish is so cute! Love it hanging there. No wonder it makes you smile. : )
Very cute stitched scarecrow. I love stitched items, so I've wondered why I don't do more. I'm guessing it is because I don't enjoy always having to change thread colors (I came to that realization during my counted cross-stitch phase).

marina said...

definitely mad woman's whimsy!!
what a fantastic result.
and no thanks I won't be making one lol

margaret said...

I can say without a shadow of doubt that this is the smallest wall hanging I have ever seen and what a fiddle it must have been to do but so so worth the fiddlyness. Your S guy is lloking good too and as for the nibbles yes I would have enjoyed those.

Cisca Heiden van der said...

Just finished my breakfast wit muesli withe nuts, apple and yogurt that nourishment looks still yummie! Mmmm!
What a sweet tiny "quilt", it looks marvelous under the thimbles. And the S is wonderful, too!
Happy week and quilting, Cisca

Lesley said...

Your little quilt is adorable! A great finish!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Your tiny mini is totally awesome xxx

Karen S said...

I would be all fingers and thumbs with that mini block.
Well done! It looks great!
Lovely stitching too.

Sue G Johnson said...

I've popped over from FNSI. So glad I did! Your mini quilt is just gorgeous! So is your stitching!

Karen H said...

Your "mini" quilt is just too cute for words!

Rachel Slote-Brown said...

Love the mini quilt. Looks great with your thimbles.

Anthea said...

Well Raewyn, you sure did take the words 'sewing small' to a rather amazing level! Too cute & non-wonky for words!

sunny said...

I think you must be more than just a little crazy! but it's adorable! Will you be making more for all your friends?!?

Maureen said...

Paula Golden was our speaker at guild meeting earlier this month. She says she prefers the term "quilt art" to "wall hanging" or something like that. Hanging sounds so violent! I found it amusing. Your itsy bitsy quilt art is adorable. I'm very impressed you were able to actually bind it!

Cottage Tails said...

that is tiny tiny. WOW.

Rike Busch said...

Oh, what a cute, cute itzy-bitzy quilt! Really amazing! :)
Greetings, Rike

Katie said...

Awwwww! Love it! :-)

Sheila said...

That is one tiny quilt , maybe you could put a pin on back and wear it as a brooch ;-) So cute !!

Lin said...

I love your tiny quilt -what a challenge!

Reconstructed Fabulousness said...

Sounds like you have been having fun with your secret gifts. Loving your teeny tiny quit, it's adorable!

Charlotte Scott said...

I'm not really a squeal at cute things kinda girl, but I confess I let go a little squeeee! Too cute! (And yes, you are mad, but funny)

retdairyqueen said...

Your Mad Womans Whimsy is so cute
Well done

Leonie said...

It was a gorgeous day here on Sunday - perfect for outdoors! And that little "quilt" is madness :) but hoorah for still finishing it!

Julie said...

Hi Raewyn, I adore your little mini quilt & think you need to make a "mouse in a matchbox" & give it a little quilt - that one would be perfect!!!! Just adore anything miniature like that :-)

Sharmayne said...

Visiting from FNSI.....your finished mini quilt looks fantastic and I think it sits in just the perfect place with all those thimbles!!

Fiona said...

I just adore your tiny quilt... it looks amazing next to the thimbles.... how patient you are....
Hugz

Sharon @ OSEWDIVINE said...

What a tiny quilt, so clever... i love the snacks. Its so good to get those parcels away... mine about to leave on the sleigh tomorrow..

Wendy said...

I can't wait to see more tiny blocks quilted and hanging beside this very cute one under the thimbles! You know you'll do it.

KaHolly said...

That's the cutest, tiniest quilt I think I've ever seen. It goes perfectly with that display. Sweet stitchery!!

ukcitycrafter said...

Love your tiny, tiny quilt - you must have very nimble fingers :)

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Josie said...

Your little quilt is amazing! Could hardly believe it when you mentioned the size... it's perfect! I can see a whole string of tiny quilts handing from your thimble shelf... heck maybe even adorning the entire wall! :o) Love your little stitchery too..... have fun xxx

kiwikid said...

Wow that quilt is tiny Raewyn....your stitchery is lovely, presents look great too......have been browsing in your 365 days photos and having a nostalgia wallow, you have beautiful photos there.

Farm Gate Creations said...

Oh my goodness...that is soooo super tiny

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

So, so tiny and cute! Like you stitching as well.

Joan said...

What a tiny quilt.. Loved it... such patience. Don't think I have ever seen on that size...well done!

Shirley said...

I think you win the prize for the tiniest quilt. It is rather nice and cute though.x

Linda in Calif. said...

I thought your mini quilt was cute but now that it has been bound and made into a real quilt, it's stinking adorable!!!! I just love it. You did a great job! You go girl!

Maria said...

That is just sew cute and tiny !!