Another Mini Finish

This little mini has been hanging around for quite a while now but I was determined to make it Finish #4 for Quarter 3 of the 2015 Finish-Along!

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I found this pattern by Elizabeth Dackson (Don’t Call Me Betsy) in Issue 21 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

The cross blocks are paper pieced and each paper pieced quadrant a tiny 2 inches square! Definitely the smallest paper piecing I’ve ever done 😉

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For my version I changed the position of the cross and plus blocks and used a selection of Cloud9 Sarah Watson Biology fabrics (along with a spot of Dottie fabric).

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I straight line quilted each quadrant and used another Cloud9 fabric for the backing – this time Pretty Posies Wildwood by Elizabeth Olwen.

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For the binding, I used Biology Plumes – need to get me some more of this beautiful fabric!

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This little mini finished at 15½ inches square.

There is only 5 days to go before the 2015 Finish-Along Q3 finishes party closes. We are heading off camping this weekend so I seriously doubt whether I can squeeze another finish in…

But I’m pretty happy with 4 out of a possible 7 finishes.

Bring on Quarter 4! Deb 🙂

Paper Piecing Progress

This week I have been doing quite a bit of paper piecing, a technique I really enjoy.

I recently bought the book Vintage Quilt Revival. Many of you will be familiar with or even own this book as it was first published in 2013 (I have a LOT of catching up to do!)

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I have decided to try most, if not all, of the blocks in this book and eventually combine them all in a quilt.

My first completed block is the Classic Geometric Star.

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I have also made a start on my Elizabeth Dackson mini medallion quilt – one of my Q3 goals for the 2015 Finish Along.  This pattern was featured in Issue 21 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

The medallion centre is complete so now I’m working on my cross and plus blocks. I’m using some beautiful Sarah Watson Biology fabric.

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The cross blocks are paper pieced and each quadrant is a tiny 1 1/2 inch square!

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I’ve also been busy trying to finish quilting my Swoon Quilt as my July Finish for A Lovely Year of Finishes.

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With only three days to go, unfortunately I don’t think this goal will be achieved.

But overall I am feeling quite happy and inspired again with a few new projects on the horizon. So this has prompted me to ask the question:

Are you happiest working on one project from start to finish or are you like me and need a variety of different projects to choose from, depending on your mood?

Deb 🙂

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