Thursday, July 08, 2010

2 little projects

Thought I would share 2 other little projects I finished while out at my mom's house. I have to quilt them yet, but I had to share! And ignore the wrinkles - I haven't had time to iron them since I pulled them out of my suitcase!

The top picture is a little wall hanging I made with the penny flowers from Primitive Gatherings new book Summer Gatherings. This particular quilt isn't in the book, but I used the flowers from the penny mat to put in the squares. As you can see in the second picture they are LITTLE! The flowers are probably only about 1-3/4" tall. Isn't it cute! My mom loved it. I think I may have to make a second one for her.

This one turned out to be my favorite one.

I also made this little feathered star. It finishes at about 17-1/2" square. This was one of those Little Bits patterns with the tissue paper foundations inside. I've wanted to make this for years but was too chicken. I finally made it! I still lost some points even with the foundation piecing - but it is still cute - and LITTLE!

I"ll be gone again for a few weeks as I take a real vacation with DH to drive the midwest and visit the girls. See you in August!

14 comments from wonderful readers:

Jan said...

Welcome home and have a great trip. You are going to be at camp aren't you? Going to OK? You can always come and little bit south.
Love the little quilts...you did great on the paper piecing.

Lori said...

Wow! Very tiny flowers and oh so cute!!
I have made the Little Bits FS and managed to make a mistake. I loved it anyway:) Great job!!

Karen said...

Love the little projects!! I just bought Lisa's book yesterday at my favorite shop in the woods...lol.
enjoy the trip, you know you need the down time!
will drop an email
Karen

Angela said...

Those penny flowers are amazing! And I really like the feathered star! That border fabric is neat!

Quilt Hollow said...

My friend made me one of those Little Bits Star quilts...I love it! I'm chuckling...you said your mom loved your little quilt with the wool flowers and you will have to make her one. I would have given my mom that one and "hoped" that someday I would get back to making mine. It is cute!!

Karen said...

Both very good projects. I like how you used a different green fabric for the "inside blocks". Really sparks up the little quilt.
The Feathered Star is done oh so well! A beautiful piece you can be proud of.

ann hermes said...

Love both your little quilts!

Mary said...

Welcome back!! These quilts are wonderful. I love them. I can see another hand work quilt in my future. Thank you.

Chookyblue...... said...

your little quilts look great.......

Marga (MarPie) said...

Love your little flowers, they are so cute. The feathered star is a beauty.
Have a very love and nice vacation.

greetings from Holland,
Marga

Barb said...

great projects. I really love the feathered star. I haven't tried one of these, but one day. I love the colors you used.

fiberobsession said...

Those babies are amazing! I just don't have it in me to do miniatures. Power to you!

Betty said...

Dawn love the little flowers in a quilt! I adore the summer gatherings book I want to make everything in it!!

A Quilter Awakens said...

LOVE, love the tiny flowers! What wonderful quilt tops! Karmen