Monday, February 26, 2007

Not much to show for a weekend of sewing...

I feel like I sewed and sewed and sewed this weekend, and look at what I have to show for it! Doesn't seem like much does it. Boy are these pieces small. For those of you who haven't seen the previous post about these, the blocks finish to 3-1/4" square!

I think it takes longer to make these miniature blocks than normal size blocks! I did however get all 36 mini 9-patches made that this needed - those are killers. The 9-patches finish to 3/4" square!

20 comments from wonderful readers:

paula, the quilter said...

OMG! 3/4"? Girl, are you crazy?

Bingo~Bonnie said...

Nuts? do we think you are nuts??? I think you are nuts for saying you don't have "much to show" for a weekednd of sewing - golly molly you got 7 of these itsie-bitsie babies done!!! I say BRAVO!!! :c) Bonnie in SE Texas

Elaine Adair said...

My word - this work is amazing! The blocks are incredible and wonderful. Congrats on your project and your patience.

Conni Lu said...

I'm applauding your ability to do this. I know I don't have the patience. Keep up the great work!

Libby said...

Dawn I think you are certifiably NUTS! 3/4" finished blocks!!! This is going to be a wonderful piece and I shall admire it from afar. Kudos for taking it on.

pamina (laurence) said...

What a patience ! you have done a wonderful job !

floribunda said...

I love making miniature quilts, but I hate to do more than one or two of any particular block -- so I greatly admire your fortitude! The blocks are beautiful.

Carol said...

Those blcoks are spectacular...I got the book so now I really have to see if I can do this. Not at all sure about the 3/4" blocks....YIKES!

Su Bee said...

3/4 inch???!!! So each seam is what, 4 stitches? Holy cow - and they are perfect, too. You're my hero!

Patti said...

Still trying to catch up on my reading.

Love these tiny little blocks! And you are absolutely correct - they take as long or longer to make than big blocks! I'm reading backwards through your blog, so I'm eager to see what these are to become.

The quilting on Sunshine on my
Shoulders is absolutely incredible!

anne bebbington said...

Dawn - they are looking so good!

Lily said...

Dawn I think that's a lot to show for one weekend! And the work is superb. Not to mention TINY!!!

Anne said...

Su Bee posted a link telling her readers we have to come look at your minatures! OMG!!! 9-patches that finis 3/4"!! And each and evry block is so perfect! I'm so impressed I don't know what to say. I'll definitely stay tuned in to your blog:o)

teodo said...

Your bloks are fantastic.
I like again your ice-photos.
Happy Birthday! ciao ciao

Darlene - Dazed Quilter said...

Hold on now! Not much to show?!?!?Those blocks are incredible! Be kind to yourself!

cher said...

wow..when you say little, you really mean micro-mini! well done Dawn.

dndwheeler said...

HOLY SMOKES! Those are super small blocks! You must have the patience of a saint! I could never do that small of a block. Excellent job! Keep it up!

Denise www.joyisquilting.blogspot.com

gwen said...

Could you lend me a magnifier to look at these blocks?! They are beautiful and the contrast colours make them all vibrant. It is a King size quilt you want to make, right!? Thank you for sharing, take care.

Rosy said...

If there is a Mini Hall of Fame, you will be in it!

Lisa D. said...

Those TEENY blocks are just stunning. I'm amazed by your perfect, tiny piecing!