Saturday, February 7, 2015

Mixed mini and other finishes

Trying to make a mini quilt for fundraiser. I started with two inch blocks sewn together. That was too big, so I made one and a half inch blocks. Those were so much smaller! 

The center block is made of four of the smaller size blocks that didn't turn out the way I wanted.
Mom suggested that this mixed mini could be turned into a pillow. Think I will try. Check back next week to see if I succeed.

This is a giant 9 patch baby quilt. The center is a buggy fabric. The backing is some kind of plush/minky type. I just have to stitch in the ditch and turn the backing to make the fake binding.

Close up of the buggy fabric. It reminds me of the creatures in James and the Giant Peach.
I'm reading the book to my older English learners and we will watch the movie when we finish the book. I may show them the finished baby quilt and see what they think of the bugs.

Last weekend I was out of town at a conference, so no sewing. This weekend the weather is beautiful but I just want to sew.

1 comment:

  1. You are braver than I am -- I'm scared of piecing anything smaller than 2.5 inches! I think the pillow is a great idea, and a border around the already-pieced blocks would frame your work beautifully. The weather this weekend (well, this entire winter) is crummy, so all I want to do is sew, too!