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

Friday, May 11, 2012

Minis on the mind

Just a little to report this week.
I've finished my Silhouette Challenge piece (more about it here).
I went around the applique shapes with a tiny zigzag and fine monofilament thread.
Then had fun quilting in the background - A Deborah Louie Quilters Companion DVD I watched called this pattern Teardrops, Erin Russek calls it Turkey feathers. It was a great filler to use.
I was a bit stuck with my binding but decided the backing fabric would look great - so I used that - easy in the end!!

I've managed to keep up with the mini friendship sampler quiltalong by Joanne (Threadhead). It's been fun doing just a little block a day - even when I got behind one day I caught up really easily :-)
These are my blocks so far. Next step is to join them all and add some applique.
(Colours are a bit washed out in these photos - they look better in real life!)
I've just had a peak at today's instructions and the 4-patches will be cornerstones.
The light 9-patches will be used for some applique.

I'm helping out down at my parent's this week. Here is a pic of my sewing cave when I left home (yippee we are adding a bit more on to this end of the house - mostly to benefit our small bedroom but my sewing cave wins too!)
I wont show you the room that now has all my sewing stuff piled in it - put it this way - the MOML stood at the door gobsmacked!(It was no small task to move 'my stuff' either!)

Hope you are all having a great week - and managing to fit a bit of creativity into it.
Thanks for visiting,


Sue said...

That is so lovely, Raewyn! Very beautiful fabrics.

Love your blocks you are working on and how nice that you will get an extended sewing space :)

Annie said...

Your finish looks lovely and I'm so looking forward to seeing your WIP. I think you may need to share your sewing cave online when its the statement about the gobsmacked husband!

Melody said...

Your sewing is always exquisite.


I just love your challenge wall hanging--that is just so pretty and the quilting is delightful--great job!!!
I am doing the Friendship blocks too--
blocks are done and in the morning I hope to stitch it together!!!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Lesley said...

Love your appliqué challenge. The fabrics are just so fresh!
Also love your blocks for the mini- quilt!

Joanne said...

The appliqué quilt is beautiful - the binding is a great frame.
Love the little blocks - my favourite colours!

Shirley said...

Looks like you are having a very busy time. I think I need an extension to my sewing room too.

Maria said...

Your applique looks lovely and you are doing so well with your tiny blocks..
Lucky you getting a bit more room in the cave... I can imagine it was not an easy task to shift your STUFF.
Enjoy your weekend and have a Very Happy Mother's Day. or is it not Mother's day in NZ??

Michelle said...

Looks like you have been pretty busy to me... a fun busy though... how exciting extending your sewing room, looking forward to the after pics!

Leeanne said...

Yippie more sewing space!Your mini sampler is looking cute.

Karen said...

A larger sewing room, good for you! Pretty, pretty blocks and I so love your challenge piece.