I have finished my swap quilt for Kates ALQS and it's bright - lol ! MUCH brighter than these photos show.
I must admit I never used to quite see the attraction in miniature quilts but now I LOVE them. Because they are small it is nice to experiment with colours, techniques etc knowing that if it completely comes out rubbish you haven't wasted much fabric. So for this little quilt I decided to do a block I've always admired - the pineapple. I picked my fabrics and did one just to see. This is 3 inches finished..
Yes I liked this so I made some more.
Then borders which took me ages to decide on. I was considering a pieced border but the blocks itself are so busy it would have been overkill. Very simple quilting in the ditch with invisible thread inbetween the blocks. And some straight line quilting with ordinary thread in the borders. There you go - job done.
Just because I wanted to I counted there are 328 pieces - lol ! I hope **** likes it.
Besides this I haven't done a great lot of sewing this week - seem to have been running round like a headless chicken.
I was a bit naughty the other day and managed a little trip to the warehouse... I only went for some curtain lining - honest ! Only another 12 yards to add to my bulging cupboards :-)
Seeing as how I'm on a bit of a mini quilt fest lately I've also started one for myself. It is quite hard parting with these little quilts so I've made these little 3 inch stars to cheer myself up. With a bit of luck I will have time this weekend to get some more done. We are going car-boot sale hunting on Sunday. I have a dream of finding a Singer Featherweight waiting for me for about £10 - lol ! I live in hope.
Have a great weekend and I will try and post a bit more next week xx
PS . A few of you have asked for the pattern for these little stars. It's a free pattern from this site. There is some good stuff here for paper piecing.