Sunday, January 17, 2016

So Little Progress

This...                                                  has become this.                 




Eventually there will be 9 blocks to this little quilt.






Stars in the Garden has only had those few hexies in the corner added since last we saw it.



























I have sewn up a handful of the blocks for my blue/brown Primitive Gatherings Pinwheel Garden pattern. My blocks are 2" finished, though the pattern is for 3" finished (the pinwheels will finish at 1").
I don't think the fact that I am making my blocks smaller will come as a shock to anyone. 
You can see here that I make my pinwheels larger and trim them down to increase accuracy. The ones in the lower corner have not yet been assembled.



This is why  I haven't bothered sewing much lately. Little Maggie is here for a visit all the way from New Hampshire. (Oh, she brought her parents, too.) Would you be sewing if you could play with her instead? In a few days she and her parents will be going home and I will be very sad. I would try to tell you how good-natured this little gal is, but you would never believe me. Seriously!

I'll be back when Maggie and I have finished playing. : )

Janet O.




41 comments:

  1. She is so precious....of course you should play all you like for as long as you can! enjoy her parents a little too :)
    The red blocks are fabulous!!!! Going to be beauty when it gets done. My eyes popped when I saw it and then I see the tiny pinwheels..unbelievable. I love the offset ones. See you when you finish playing.....

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  2. I love all your projects. I don't think I could work with such small pieces although I am doing the 365 block sew along. Maggie is so adorable. Hugs

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  3. Maggie is just a dollie!! I love your tiny pieces, with such big impact!

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  4. I would scold you if you were sewing while that precious child was visiting! :) Your tiny patchwork never ceases to amaze me. I'm completely intimidated and smitten with the beautiful things you create, but I must chime in and say that darling Maggie is the star of the show! Enjoy!

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  5. I am not surprised one single bit that you've been playing with cutie-pie Maggie nor that you've made the blocks smaller :) Love the blocks but love those curls more!!!

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  6. Enjoy your time with that cutie Maggie. Quilting will wait!

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  7. Maggie's terrific. I want to play with her hair!

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  8. No way would I be sewing if Maggie came to visit....what an adorable little cutie she is.
    Enjoy lots of cuddles while you can..
    Julia ♥

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  9. Such a little cutie, and I just love the name Maggie. Hope you are having a great time.

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  10. Nope--I wouldn't be spending any time in my sewing room if cute little Maggie were around--what a sweetie! I'm always amazed at your tiny blocks--they are so wonderful, but very scary for me--lol! I've always wanted to make Pinwheel Garden--but bigger!

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  11. That is a great reason to not be sewing!! Enjoy every moment!!

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  12. So much beauty in one post! Maggie is so precious...enjoy!

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  13. Take good care, the stitching is going to always be there. Love the curly haired little one. It's true, who could resist??? NH is too far away!

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  14. your readers forgive you most heartily for spending time with that adorable angel...your family is so blessed as is she for being loved so...nice quilty progress too!

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  15. Little blocks and quilts will have to wait for little babies to head home! Darling Maggie is #1, as it should be right now!

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  16. Heck no, no sewing!! Maggie is wayyyyy too cute to not spend hours and hours with her (oh, yeah, and her parents)!! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!

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  17. Plenty of time for sewing when your sweetie pie has to head home once again. Play, hug, snuggle, and play some more.

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  18. I love those pinwheels. Great fabric choices.

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  19. Who could sew with that sweet distraction?? Enjoy as she will grow quickly!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  20. Loving the pinwheel blocks. I see why you haven't been sewing much, you have LOVING that sweet bundle!

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  21. Sweet little girl and cute little blocks! I like, nope love the idea of making pinwheels big and cutting them down!

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  22. Wonderful that you have had sweet Maggie (and her parents) staying, she looks such a happy wee girl :-) I know I wouldn't be sewing either - what you have done is beautiful though, love those sweet pinwheels (I'm sure I have that pattern somewhere!).

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  23. Oh, Maggie is way more important than pinwheels or any other stitchery you could think of at the moment. So happy for you that you have her close by for a few more days!

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  24. Your beautiful sewing will keep.......play with little Maggie while you can, she looks like a little sweetie.

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  25. What a little doll! Sewing can wait!

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  26. What a darling picture of Maggie. You really caught the mischievous twinkle in her eyes. Love the tiny red and white blocks.

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  27. Oh girrrrrl, you know I'd ditch sewing (and the blog) in a heartbeat to play with grands!! She's a darling - what a sweet smile! I'm sure you are having a blast! Your hexies look loverly!! I thought I was on someone else's blog for a second! Bahaha!! :)

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  28. Little Maggie is adorable ! Take your time with her and enjoy every minutes...
    Love your mini "rikiki" blocks ! They are awesome !!

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  29. Maggie is getting bigger and your pieces are getting smaller! Amazing blocks.

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  30. You had us at Maggie!!! She's a show-stealer for sure :*). Although I gotta say, those teensy-tiny red/white BS blocks are running a very close second!

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  31. Love the Maggie pics...can never get enough of her! :)
    I also love the pinwheel garden pattern...maybe some day :)

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  32. A prize-winning smile on Maggie, she's so cute and I can almost hear her giggle. Thanks for showing your pinwheels, they are so pretty and very challenging in those mini sizes, too. The red and white Burgoyne Surrounded is also amazing!

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  33. How could you resist that precious little one - savor each moment! Those tiny pinwheels will be waiting. And your Burgoyne Surrounding is going to be fabulous.

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  34. Maggie is so adorable and cuddly cute! I'd be playing all day too. your BS blocks continue to fascinate me. I couldn't make them regular size, lol.
    Sweet little pinwheels too. Are you going to do BB new sew along? Maybe you can do a mini version. I'm doing a smaller but not mini size.

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  35. Janet, what a cutie patootie!!! Great reason NOT to be sewing!!

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  36. What a sweetheart - she looks so happy!

    Your blocks are wonderful - I love tiny too.

    Charlotte

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  37. Just look at that grin! And those teeth! She is SO adorable Janet - I would spend every single minute with her myself! Great projects you've been working on!

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  38. Great excuse not to be sewing! What a doll! You always impress me with those little blocks. Is the red and white because Valentine's Day is coming up? Love your pinwheels!

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  39. Keep on plugging away at the Burgoyne tiny quilt. You are doing such precise work stitching those tiny parts. Beautiful work.

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  40. What a little sweetheart. I wouldn’t be sewing at all with her around.

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  41. Love your Burgoyne blocks! But you certainly do have your priorities right! Playing with and enjoying that beautiful little girl! Quilting, like housework, can wait its turn! Maggie has grown since I saw and I still love that mop of curly hair....just like her grandmother's!

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