Thursday, November 7, 2019

A Little Bit of Everything!

I recently got back from a five day trip to visit family.  It was quick, but we had a nice visit right up until our return trip flight was cancelled!  Turns out Denver was in for a snow event!  We had to rush to the hotel, pack and drive to the airport in order to catch a red-eye flight back home.  Not exactly the leisurely pace we wanted, but we made it home bleary eyed and safe!

All that being said, the few days before we left I was in a sort of limbo with what to do with myself.  I really couldn't start an actual quilt, so the next best thing was to focus on a few mini mini quilts.  That way my itch was scratched.  I could surely finish one or two and be happy!

DOUBLE GOOSED
6" X 6"
I love the intricate process of paper piecing!  Thankfully there are creative people out there that know how to draft patterns that we can make.  This little beauty is called 'Double Goosed' and is the creation of Jeliquilts.  You can find all of Kelly's patterns in her Payhip shop here:  Jeliquilts.



These tiny geese were a challenge to be sure, but oh what fun!  I was determined to finish it before we left on our trip, and I did.  It finished at 6" x 6", and as you can see those center geese are teeny tiny!



Once I got home I quilted it up and put on the skinny binding.  Here is a tutorial for the binding method I use just in case you'd like to try it out:  Mini Mini Binding



The Rubber Ducky and Fishy Bones was pieced before I left as well.  These two patterns I always reduce the size when I'm printing because...I like to go small!

Fishy Bones is a Unicornharts pattern, and Rubber Ducky is a Zephyr Skies pattern.  Click on the links and it'll take you to their Payhip shops!

The log cabin blocks were a last minute after I got home project.  Something fun, easy and I could use scraps.  

I'm still trying to focus on quilting some quilts and writing a pattern, but between a trip, day light savings and fall weather I haven't made much progress!  Yesterday was a beautiful day which meant it was time to deal with falling leaves!  There are still plenty more that have yet to fall and I'll be back out there before long doing a repeat of yesterday.  It's always a feeling of accomplishment when the yard is neat and tidy this time of the year...at least for a couple hours!

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22 comments :

  1. You maxed out on the mini fun! Love the color twist you put on the Double Geese one!

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    1. The Double Goosed mini was intense, but so much fun to make. Worth every second to me!

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  2. Mini Mini quilts are great for scratching a creative itch. Your rainbow fishy bones makes me smile!!

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  3. You're a sorceress, your mini quilts look really great. The Flyings would be too fiddly. The duck looks great.

    Many greetings your sewing enthusiastic Andrea

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  4. What fun, I love those little projects! Glad you were able to catch the redeye - phew!

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  5. You are so good at the teensy stuff, Jayne! I'm tackling some paper piecing for my niece's next baby quilt. It won't be mini-mini, or regular-mini, though!

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  6. All of them are too adorable! But that fish! I die!!!

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  7. Those minis are absolutely adorable. I don’t know how you have dexterity to make those tiny things. By the way, how large are the pink HST’s?

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  8. Be still my heart—those teeny tiny geese! What fun! We are finally getting to the end of our lawn leaves. It got below freezing all night, and today the rest of the leaves went “foomp.” Fun to watch.

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  9. What beautiful little quilts! Those geese are fabulous! I've just read your mini binding tutorial to see just how you bind something as small as some of those. Will have to give it a try.

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  10. That is such a fun and teeny tiny piece, Jayne! I can see that it must have been challenging to make those center geese especially. What background fabric did you use? You always pick the best combinations!

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    1. These little geese are fussy, but I loved every second of making them! I haven’t a clue what the background fabric is. It was from my scrap heap. I feel like it’s Kona Haze…but don’t hold me to that!

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  11. I had a feeling this one was yours when I saw it on Alycia's linky party! So stinking cute it is!!!!

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  12. Double Goosed is Ah-MAZING!!! If I liked to paper piece, I would be all over that pattern. LOVE it!

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  13. I love your mini minis so much!

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  14. That is amazing... those pieces are really tiny!

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  15. Double Goosed is so wonderful! I can't believe you pieced that small!!! Awesome work! Sorry our snow took a bite out of your vacation. :)

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  16. Such fun in your mini mini madness. Those pieces are tiny!

    I still need to sew up my fishy bones. I love the rainbow ones you make.

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  17. That is a great finish - but the pieces are so so tiny!!! Glad you got out of the snow event... we were hoping for lots of school cancellations - ha ha!! Hope you enjoyed Denver tho!

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  18. You your mini quilts are simply amazing! I am totally intimidated by the idea of making something so tiny.

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