Oh the sure fire satisfaction of small projects. All the joy for a fraction of the work. I finished the little mini this morning.
It measures up at 20.5"x18.5". It was made by delving into my stash for fussy cuts and and low volume. I use my long ignored Go! Baby to cut the hexie and triangular shapes. It was super easy to piece as long as I paid attention to layout. Not a 'Y' seam was encountered.
It was pieced using my go to Aurifil dove grey. And quilted with my favourite thread again. A small stipple in yellow on the white borders, and a smaller stipple in white on the low volume fabrics. I deliberately did not quilt on the featured fabrics to let them pop out of the design more.
I made a narrow binding, cutting my strips at 2" instead of 2.5". And I backed it with some of the number fabric leftover from a previous project. Since the medium and navy blues didn't feature in the inner design I brought those colours out in the narrow sashing and the binding.
A gratuitous final photo because I can. Making this mini jump started my mojo. I love my hand piecing epp projects but I really, really needed to sit at the machine and produce something, a little instant gratification if you will. This fulfilled that requirement.
Now, I have a weekend of painting ahead of me. Keeping in mind that I have never painted a room in my life, and the girls intend helping me, let's just hope I come out of this unscathed. Years of renting and constant moving prevented any previous desire for decorating, and when I was single I thought it was just a job you paid someone else to do.
After all that, I have a load of bee stuff to get out of the way. Now that I remember how to use my machine again.
Enjoy the painting!
it's really lovely, I do love that binding print.ReplyDelete
That's beautiful. Good luck with the painting. It's definitely a job I'd prefer someone else to do!ReplyDelete
I love it!!! I also love painting (or I used to, I can't manage it any more) and particularly liked cutting in. My best tip is to have a 'bugger it cloth' (official term) so you can quickly wipe away any accidental splotches on the ceiling, woodwork, etc. A damp scrap of Warm and Natural makes an excellent bugger it cloth!ReplyDelete
Now that I could easily fit into my suitcase and have to the airport before you notice it's gone. Super :)ReplyDelete
Such a stunning mini! Perfect in every way.ReplyDelete
that is super sweet.ReplyDelete
What a great result and all to get your mojo back ;-) ! I love painting, just be prepared for lots of spills...(I can be rather clumsy, so I know what can happen)ReplyDelete
If you're my IG swap partner you can just make me a twin of this yeah? ;)ReplyDelete
Okay I just wrote a comment and it hasn't published!! Why? Perhaps if I write something obscene, it will publish! Gahhhhh!ReplyDelete
So it publishes a stupid comment but not the real one - thanks Blogger! So anyways, I was saying that I loved painting blah blah and your mini is very cute and sure to be loved blah blah xReplyDelete
really lovely, want a lesson in how you pieced it in person later ;-)ReplyDelete
Oh it's gorgeous Susan. And I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time painting and be relatively unscathed apart from paint in the hair (and if you manage to avoid this please can you tell me how!)ReplyDelete
It's adorable!! My machine has not seen much action lately either. Have fun painting!ReplyDelete
A fabulous finish Susan. Its so pretty!ReplyDelete
Good luck with the painting- thats one of the reasons I got married- so I never had to paint again....
LOVE this cute mini S! And the navy binding is inspired! Beautiful! jxoReplyDelete
Love this and the blue border is perfect. good luck with the painting!ReplyDelete
Love this so much. The colours are just lovely and I always appreciate a bit of fussy cutting. It really is true how much satisfaction you can get from a smaller project, just the feeling of finishing something is wonderful.xReplyDelete
Hi Susan! This is adorable Mini! Just love the Fabrics and hexies! Good Luck with painting! x TejeReplyDelete
Gorgeous! That is all :)ReplyDelete
Such a cutte little quilt, Susan!ReplyDelete
Loving all the colours in this and the fragmented, and of course the fussy cutting is fab!ReplyDelete
So pretty. I love your fussy cut stars against the low volume.ReplyDelete
This is so cute. The fussy cutting is amazing. Any tips?ReplyDelete
Love this. 💕💗💕ReplyDelete
Absolutely adorable. You rock fussy cutting and hexies, Susan. :o)ReplyDelete
Gorgeous mini, love the fussy cutting.ReplyDelete