Wednesday, April 16, 2014

One Down--Three to Go!

I'm talking about the border made of itsy bitsy HSTs on this feathered star. They finish at 1/4"! I couldn't bring myself to make another one yet. That is labor intensive! But I am happy with how this is turning out.
The star block in the center finishes at 4 & 1/4"!
 While I had the pink repro scraps out for the feathered star, I decided to dig out more Spring-like colors to try the Wandering Geese pattern. I will make one more strip of geese and try to squeeze out enough of that blue to border the whole thing.
 I pinned up the 2 1/2" square ruler again to give you a frame of reference for the size of this. The geese finish at 1/2"x1".

While I had the happy colored scraps out, I made a couple of pineapples (2" finished) that will be turned into ornaments to hang from my Shaker peg rack for Spring decor.

Now, what you have all been waiting for--the baby lambs!
This is the view from my sewing room window lately. See that llama sitting sedately among the ewes and their babies? It is their protector and defender, chasing away stray dogs, and any other predators that may happen along. But it is something more than that. It is the babysitter (which apparently means "something that sits while babies climb on it). : )
 I stood at my sewing room window taking pictures and laughing at the antics of the lambs playing "King of the Hill" (or llama) for about 15 minutes the other day, before the llama decided that was enough, and stood up.
So cute! Even a little nuzzling amidst the play. : )

I realized my last post was my 200th. I should have had a giveaway, I guess, but next month I hit my 3 year blogiversary, so I will wait for that milestone. Stay tuned.
Until next time,
Janet O.


35 comments:

  1. This round of minis are turning out so beautiful. Looking forward to seeing them finished. It would be fun to see your trunk show in person. And thanks for the lambs and llama. You should start each day with an "awwww..."

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  2. So beautiful so tiny--can't image working such small tiny pieces. Ahh the mama llama, so sweet and playful.

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  3. What pretty quilt pieces you are working on! That feathered star is very cute! My friend is doing P rim Gatherings "Words To Live By" ans as she cut away the extra fabric from behind, she saved the scraps and sewed them together. Her mom pressed them and she is challenging her friends to make something with those half square triangles that ate about an inch. Each girl in her small group recved about 175 pieces to work with! I can't wait to see what they come up with! You would fit right in! Those babies are giving that Lama a massage! Cute cute!

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  4. Your minis are amazing. I love seeing them. The baby lambs are cute too

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  5. I love those little minis. The staggered flying geese is spectacular ... simple yet stunning with the staggering of the flying geese. I'm in awe of you working 1/4" HSTs. :-o And you know how I love the pineapples ... in any color!

    Those baby lambs are so adorable ... especially when they're playing on that llama!

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  6. I have really enjoyed seeing the minis as you progress with them. But, the lambs and llama really steal the show today. Thanks for sharing all the photos of both, quilts and animals.

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  7. What a view to enjoy the lambs antics. Beautiful. Love those tiny flying geese....I marvel at your patience with the minis.

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  8. Cada día es mas espectacular ver sus minis !!!!!
    son precisos las piña me fascinan
    saludos

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  9. Oh my goodness! Those little lambs are crackin' me up! Sooooo cute! And what a patient llama! ;-) Absolutely LOVE this feathered star quilt!

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  10. Your minis are beautiful. So much talent, I love the lambs. Hugs

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  11. OMG! If those babies with the Llama "babysitter" are not the cutest things, I don't know what is!!!!! Who would have thought a llama would let those babies crawl all over her? Amazing!

    And talk about "Amazing"? Girl, that Feathered Star is nothing short of Super-Amazing!!!!! Fabulous! And such perfect work too - those teensy-tiny points are all very much intact :) Brava!!!!

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  12. You know how much I love seeing progress on your minis. Those pineapple blocks would make a VERY impressive quilt if made in mass quantities--if you didn't have anything else to do. So labor intensive, but what a great way to use mini strips.
    I'm wondering if you'd consider renting out some space in your sewing room. I'd pay dearly to look out on such a bucolic, restful, fun-packed scene. What's not to love about beautiful scenery and adorable animals--while quilting.

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  13. Your minis are all just gorgeous. Love those Wandering Geese - I have that pattern somewhere...yep it's on the loooong to-do list. And so sweet that you added adorable little furry animals to this round of postcards! I really want to pet them!

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  14. Exquisite in their tininess.

    Such a patient llama and such forward lambies to climb aboard!!!!!

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  15. I love all your minis!!! Where do you get the patterns for these small quilts/blocks??? I'd love to try some.

    Thanks for the lamb/llama pictures!! Loved them. You have a beautiful view :)

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  16. How cute...love the minis. You sure can keep more minis that regular sized quilts.

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  17. I've never seen lambs climbing on their protector! That is so cute!!
    I love your quilts and that hst border is tiny but fun!

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  18. Wonderful mini quilts - your color choice is beautiful! Also, thanks for the great pictures of the lambs and the llama. We used to have sheep when I was growing up and this brought back great memories and made me smile!! Thank You!

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  19. Fabulous mini's Do you do them all on paper? Love the babies, this is the best time on a farm

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  20. Oh! the Lamies are soooo cute? do you shear? what about the Llama? I need some details. I so wish I could have animals besides coco and the cats.
    Your FS mini is precious. Your flying geese and pineapples are so sweet too.

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  21. I love it all Mom! Especially the beautiful little feathered star, the wandering geese and the babysitting llama! That is just too funny :)

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  22. WHEW! Those triangles are teeny, tiny!!!! I love those 'Wandering Geese"! they look Easy, lol. I had to laugh at your Llama sitting with the lambs. YEA, for Spring finally arriving in your Mountains.

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  23. Love the tiny pineapple blocks. The view is beautiful, I suppose the snow will all be gone soon enough. Love the animal photo's too, what an inspirational site while you are sewing.

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  24. I think your Feathered Star is exquisite!! I can not imagine working with HST that size!! I love the lambs and Llama photos. Keep us updated. Maybe 'babysitter' means something for babies to sit on??

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  25. I said it before and I'll say it again...you're the queen of the minis! That feathered star is amazing! :0)

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  26. Soon we will need a magnifying glass to enjoy your work, LOL! Seriously, your technical skill to work that small is amazing.
    I feel like a big winner just to share those llama-mama and lambs pictures, thanks!

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  27. such adorable little quilts and the babies too....nice to see the world awaken again....

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  28. The feathered star may be my favorite of the mini's you have made. Such small pieces.

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  29. Those minis are too cute for words. I love that tiny feathered star, and I always enjoy the view from your window.

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  30. OH my goodness - your skills with your minis are amazing!! Those QST are mind boggling!!! What a lovely view while you sew - I'm guessing at times you don't get much done, you're too busy watching the antics out in the paddocks!

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  31. Wonderful minis Janet! The feathered star is amazing... as are the other minis in your previous post! (I'm behind in blog reading).
    It's plain to see the little lambs enjoy their surroundings... so happy they let you spy on them and share the photos with all of us!

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  32. Tooooo cute babysitter! You could keep watching their antics forever! I clearly remember that view (in your banner) last trip we made through those mountains (I think they were the same ??)

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  33. Oh my!! That feathered star quilt is awesome and I can't believe the size!!! I love the wandering geese too. I'll have to look for that pattern - I'm assuming it's paper pieced. Love the baby lambs. So sweet.

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  34. Is it common to have a llama babysitter? We have both llamas and sheep around here but I'm not sure they are ever pastured together. Sound slike a good idea tho!

    Your tiny HST are stunning - don't think I've ever seen any so tiny but they compliment the feathered star perfectly. Love the wondering geese too - I do need to learn how to make them. Did you paper piece them?

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  35. So much fun catching up on your blog! The little lambs and the llama are hilarious! Your quilts are so darling! I would like to jump in and make them all! Afraid I am a sucker for all this stuff!

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