Saturday, August 1, 2015

Multiple little things.

 I hadn't intended that this little quilt would step ahead of other projects in line. Some projects get so unruly--even though they may be small, they throw their weight around. These HSTs finish at 7/8", so the quilt is just over 9"x7".

I'm nearing a finish on the little Kim Diehl Porchside Garden.
All I have left to quilt are the squares in the outer border. I'm stitching an X through those, as Kim recommends. I'm excited to get this completed.


 I also whipped up three of the little blocks for this Primitive Gatherings quilt I have all cut out. Mine will be in blues and browns, and my blocks are smaller than the pattern. The instructions will give you 3" finished blocks. Mine finish at 2". The idea of doing all of those little HSTs all at once kind of made my mind go numb, so I decided to just stitch up a little block now and then. Eventually it will get finished.

 I spent the last day of July making this little block from a pattern I discovered recently. I wasn't ready to let July go.
This block is about 5" unfinished. The pattern didn't have any words on it, but I wanted them there. Maybe the variegated thread wasn't such a good idea. The lighter shades don't stand out too well.
This pattern was in issue 22 of the OOP Miniature Quilts Magazine.






Remember this little flag wall hanging  and tumbler table topper I made this summer? Well, I had a few leftovers and I decided to see if anyone would like to play with them. . .

. . . along with the extra copy of Issue 22 of Miniature Quilts Magazine that I came across  in my sewing room.



So if you are interested in the assortment shown below, leave a comment and I will draw a name sometime next week. I realize this isn't much fun for international readers, and I am sorry.
There is the magazine with the tiny paper pieced flag pattern, the leftover flag from the little flag wall hanging, and about 70 tumblers cut in R/W/B fabrics. I used 90 in my tumbler topper, but I think I could have gone a row shorter.  You could make something a little smaller than mine, or cut more tumblers for whatever size you'd like.

I'll announce the winner next week when I can find a minute to post. It is our county fair week and that is a busy week for me.

Giveaway Now Closed!

Until next time,
Janet O.

44 comments:

  1. Your little projects continue to astound me Janet, they really are so sweet and also so beautifully done - you really don't waste a scrap do you?! I'm interested in hearing more about the miniature magazines, I haven't seen any like that over here - something for me to look out for on my next visit I think!!

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  2. What fun! Pieces already cut and ready and magazine too! Your teeny tiny creations continue to amaze me. with their precision and sweet beauty.

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  3. Oh my, if those little PG blocks finish at 2", those littlest HSTs must be 1/2"? I'm in awe of your precision ... I'm not sure that my eyesight is good enough to allow me to work on a 3" block, let alone your 2" block. Maybe if I could FPP them. And that Kim Diehl project is simply adorable!

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  4. Love the KD little quilt.....and the hand quilting I see. It is so pretty. But those tiny off size pinwheel are amazing.....I really like them. Just wonderful small things.

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  5. I love anything patriotic or tumblers. Just started Bonnie Hunter's leader/ender tumblers and can't believe how fast they add up.

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  6. What cute assortment of miniature finishes! Your home must be wonderful place. Full of minis, a fiest for the eyes.

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  7. What a fun prize! I love your HST mini quilt and the Kim Diehl wool appliqué. I have been wanting to make something from the 2 books of hers that I possess, but just haven't. I have 2 HST mini quilts hanging from a yardstick and want to make another one of those as well. I really need more projects, so add me to the drawing!

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  8. Oh, yes, I would love to win this! Thanks for the chance

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  9. I just love your teeny tiny HST quilt that you had to finish so quickly because you love it too :)

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  10. More tiny beauties! I'm not brave enough for micro minis and will just admire your skill and great fabric and color choices from afar!

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  11. Such tiny projects! I am absolutely in love with your little pinwheels!
    Kristie

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  12. Pick me! I love those teeny, tiny blocks too and am always looking for copies of that magazine! Thanks for sharing your tiny quilts- not many of us do tiny work! Personally, I love the challenge....

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  13. I am always in awe of your little quilts! They are amazing. You make me want to go in and sew itty bitty pieces together.

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  14. Love the little quilts! I will have to see about finding a copy of that magazine.
    Oh, good luck at the Fair.

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  15. Oh my! Now, you know that I love everything about this! Tiny, patriotic and that magazine!!! I really wish that someone would bring that magazine back - I would definitely subscribe. I don't have a single one, and want them all! and btw... is that another new postcard at the top?

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  16. I am always so excited to see your new blogposts! You never cease to amaze and inspire me! I love mini quilts...so hoping I will win this giveaway! Hugs...have a great day!

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  17. Oh what a sweet giveaway! I would love to make those little flags and tumblers. July was good for me too. but I'm already thinking about fall! So the calendar marches on :-)
    Your magazine looks like a really interesting one. Must check that out. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  18. janet i am always and totally in awe of the beautiful little creations that you do and show....i love them all, partly because i can't do them....working on pieces now that are 1", 1/2" finished and that is small enough! keep on doing such beautiful things....

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  19. I have been wanting to make the Pinwheel Garden forever--your adorable blocks may have motivated me to dig out my pattern--so cute! I would love to be included in your drawing!

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  20. I LOVE your HST mini! It's so cute! I'd love those tumblers. Bonnie Hunter is hosting a tumbler project this year and I've wanted to join in, but haven't even started cutting out pieces yet!

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  21. Miniature Quilts is one of the few quilt magazines I subscribed to, I do miss it. I'd love to win this bundle! Thanks for the chance.

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  22. Darn those tiny quilts that scream at you. I like the cute little two tone block. I didn't want July to end either, but we had a Great start to this Month with Family! Have a fun FAIR. Wish I could come and see.

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  23. I've worked on a lot of r/w/b quilts this summer, too! I love how you work with tiny blocks! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  24. Of course I want a chance!!!! What a wonderful project!!! (like I need another!! LOL)

    Love the little hst quilt. I have a box of triangles that I have saved from different projects and I think I'll stitch up some as leaders/enders! Great inspiration!!

    Have a wonderful week at county fair!!

    Blessings and hugs!

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  25. Love that flag! Well, love all but your flag certainly caught my eye as I hadn't seen that before. Oh how I wish that the Minature Quilt magazine was still available regularly! When I go the quilt shows I scour through boxes of other quilters discarded magazines in hopes of finding issues. Have a happy week!

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  26. Have you now decided your a miniature specialist? Is that all you're working on these days?? I can't believe how TINY some of the pieces are. Your fingers must be very nimble! And your sewing has to be quite exact. VERY impressive!! I love the Kim Diehl pattern... I want to do some wool applique...Love how it looks!

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  27. I love your tiny blocks and your little quilts; your work makes me drool :). When I see your work, I promise myself that I'll practice my piecing so that I can do more miniature work--maybe that will be my challenge this Fall. I'd love to win your sweet giveaway prize; it would be a cheerful treat in this simple Summer. Thanks very much.

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  28. The little HST's have completely stolen my heart, although I love your flag block, too! I hope that you enjoy perfect weather for the fair.

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  29. Love all of your patriotic quilts! Can't have enough of them around the house, especially in the Summer!

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  30. I love your mini half square triangle quilt, the colours are great - how do you retain all your points when they are so small! Kim Diehl is one of my favorite designers, so I am going to search my books for that pattern now! I haven't ever seen the miniatures magazines, so not sure if they sell overseas or not, do you have a website for them?

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  31. Wonderful! All of your projects are just amazing. I keep trying to picture that cute HST, it is only 9x7! A lovely Kim Diehl project. Then you PG project with the itsy bitsy pinwheel! Great fabrics for the flag block!

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  32. Love the wording you added to your flag quilt! I had to laugh when you talk about your mind going numb at the thought of all those tiny pinwheels - my mind would have turned numb much more quickly than that LOL!!! Porchside Garden is looking wonderful - it's hard to beat the richness of Kim Diehl projects :*)

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  33. I love to see your treasures, tiny tri's, tiny quilts! LOVE the tiny tiny pinwheel blocks.........you sure are clever and dedicated!

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  34. Your site is so fun, and I'd like your prize too.

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  35. Happy fair week! I love all your little quilts....again...what great little treasures! I'd love the chance to win your patriotic bundle:)

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  36. Hi Janet, l love the HST quilt, so perfect in all ways. I wouldn't dare to attempt to make small quilts like you do, so I will just remain admiring yours. The flag block is nice, I think I could do that one lol.... I have five quilts (not all mine) to deliver to the Veterans Home, however Sandi is donating her eagle quilt to the home as well. I will wait until she arrives August 27. Sure wished she lived closer. Have a blessed week,

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  37. First time for me on your blog. Loved seeing all of your little works in progress. You are a great inspiration to me. Thanks

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  38. I can't believe how tiny those little pinwheels are! Is this magazine still in print? I don't think I have ever seen it at the stores. Love your HST quilt.

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  39. That's a great giveaway but please don't include me. After making 12 Kim Diehl Whatnots, I'm not so sure these tiny piecing projects are for me, but I love seeing what you create. Good luck to everyone,

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  40. Another fabulous post!! I LOVE the Kim Diehl Porchside Garden and that little quilt on the top is just amazing!! If you want to open up the giveaway to international readers, I'll pay the shipping - your giveaway is just too much fun not not let your world-wide followers get a chance to win!! :-))

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  41. Love the tiny HST quilt. Do you use a single binding on your little pieces?
    the hand quilting is so nice on Kims pattern - very very cute.
    Love your Flat block. the embroidery adds such a great prim element.
    nice giveaway!

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  42. I have made several miniature quilts but have never run across this magazine before. It looks like it would be a wonderful resource & inspiration. I love making scrappy quilts & have the stash to keep me stitching from here to Eternity (and beyond, I'm afraid!!). I'm also new to your blog but will be spending some time looking through it for more inspiration. Thanks for this generous givewaway

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  43. Love the hst scrap quilt! So tiny :)
    And that little paper pieced flag is so amazing!
    You know I always love Kim Diehl too :)!

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  44. Oh, I like the Kim Diehl little quilt you are working on. Looks like it would be an easy one to make.

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