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!


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 😉


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).


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


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


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!)


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.


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.


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


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


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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