Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Teeny Weeny Swap with GWSMQG

The last few weeks I have been busy looking up ideas and patterns for my GWSMQG teeny weeny swap. Our group and the Vancouver MQG have paired up to do a swap.

It was heaps of fun. My partner said she liked circles and stars. So I went in search of patterns that had circles and stars in it.

I came across this pattern over at  627handworks.com  Its a paper pieced block, which I haven't done much of in the past.

I really like all the colours she used, but my partner was pretty specific about fabrics she liked and fabric designers. Luckily I liked those fabrics too and had some in my own stash.

So here is my little mug rug I made for someone in Vancouver.

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The whole block measured 6 inches square. I reduced the pattern when I printed it out to 40% so it came out so tiny.


At first I wasn't sure about how I was going to quilt it. I didn't want to go over the the piecing. So I did some straight stitches around the block and In The Ditch around the block and across the centre. I think it came out perfect.

GWSMQG

And here is the back.


It was so much fun at the Monday night meeting to see every one's Teeny Weeny Items. There are so many talented ladies in the group. There were a few items there that I wish I could take home with me.....

So today I am starting another swap for an Instagram mini quilt swap. I better get moving its due to be mailed out in a week. Lucky it's only little.

Happy sewing
Filomena xx

Monday, November 10, 2014

Have yourself a Quilty Little Christmas Sew-a-long

Last week Lori over at Bee in my Bonnet started a sewalong over on Instagram. I just couldn't resist the cuteness. Each day or so she puts up the next block on her Instagram feed and yesterday I finished the first 3 blocks. As soon as I was finished I saw she put up the next one. Some cute little mittens. So hopefully I will make them today.

The blocks are from her book Quilty Fun. So you will need the book to get the patterns for the blocks.

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Isn't this little house just gorgeous. I had so much fun making this one and going through my fabrics looking for the right little bits to fussy cut for the door and windows.

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The cocoa mug is made from some fabrics I purchased years ago. Michael Miller . Every time I see it it reminds me of Christmas. This block came together really fast, and so super cute.

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And you can't have a Christmas quilt without a tree. I really like the tree and the instructions on making the tree are on her Instagram feed as it is not a block from her book.

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And here are the 3 finished blocks together.

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If you're on Instagram check out the #haveyourselfaquiltylittlechristmas and you will see every ones blocks that have joined in with the sewalong.

Happy Christmas Sewing
Filomena xx