Tuesday, June 29, 2010

First Little Quilt

I have been wanting to make a "little quilt" for quite some time now and since my UFO pile has gotten smaller I decided that it was time to start another project. I found this one in a 2009 Quilts & More Magazine, I am using scraps so the colors will be dependent on the number of prints that I have left in Pink Chocolate scraps.
As I started cutting I wasn''t sure if I was going to use the lighter fabric with the triangles on the front (might use for backing) so I cut and sewed a few and decided that I didn't like it right next to the other patterns. So....I have to confess that I did go buy 1/2 a yard of Moda Marble(the tan block in the layout picture) since there was nothing that would match in my scraps.

So here is what I have completed so far, I sewed the first row together but I will do the rest when the other nine patches are completed so I can move them around. One reason I decided to try this now is because there are lots of small pieces in month 7 of the Civil War Quilt and the practice would be helpful.

I have been having trouble keeping up with blogging this past week and am trying NOT to get stressed about it and remember that this is an enjoyable part of life. Blog to you all soon!


  1. Pink and chocolate! Your little quilt will be beautiful! I'm so envious of your talents.
    You do great work.
    Blessings~ Birgit

  2. I love minis, I love pink and brown together, and this will be a cute quilt. Will you use the same border as in the magazine?

    As for the blogging, don't sweat the small stuff. I'm lucky if I find time for a post a week, and I have an impossible time keeping up with all the blogs I like to read. Blog when you have time!

  3. Denise, bloging is supposed to be enjoyable. Blog when it's convenient for you. Don't stress over it. I love your posts with the pictures of the quilts you make and they're well worth waiting for.

    I agree that the lighter fabric wasn't as pretty as the tan. That is going to be another beauty when it's finished.

  4. Denise, I alway end up buying a little fabric to go with a project, even though I have so much fabric. Most of it was given to me by ex-seamstresses and its not that pretty. Bonnie Hunter says if its still ugly, you didn't cut it small enough. I try to remember that when I look at some of it!

    But, your fabrics are pretty and the small quilt will be gorgeous.

  5. Lovely fabrics, your quilt will be so pretty.


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