Tuesday, March 2, 2010

1.5 inch scrappy progress

This is how far I have progressed on the scrappy five inch blocks. Bonnie Hunter has this quilt in her book...I just made the blocks smaller. Each block has 25 pieces, and was such fun to piece. I am adding a zig-zag border...but my fingers and wrists are sore, so I will leave that for another day.
Above is the larger version I made last year with the tan background (muslin), and the smaller current version. All the fabric in both are scraps from the strip and square bins.

This picture does not do this pattern justice...it is Kaaren of the Painted Quilt's pattern...her first Friday freebie for January. I loved it and had the stitchery done within days, but did not get it made into anything. I just finished this tiny pillow...and just love it. It is so cute! One for each month would be such fun!



Back to work for me...so the fun is over for a while! I changed my blog list, so I can try and keep up with each of you better. Thank you to Karen for helping me! She has an amazing blog...a must see!





Each of you: have a wonderful week!!

Julie

36 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Oh Julie this is a big huge WOW! for such a little quilt. How beautiful. And each block has 25 pieces! Adding a zig-zag border will really finish it off beautifully. Such delightfully happy color. You make me happy just being here!

Pat said...

I love tiny little quilts and really need to make something similar. I love how yours is looking!

ria vogelzang said...

What a lovely little quilt! And such beautiful happy colours!!
I think I'm going to dream about this one..... :))

Libby said...

I love the big and the small quilts - what a great way to show how things look with just a simple change in size *s*

Amelia said...

Little yet powerful in looks...looks like an excellent way to use the little left overs.

Karen said...

The blue trim on the snowman pillow pops out the snowman design so well. Cute as can be.

Quilt Hollow said...

I loved seeing both quilts side by side...both equally wonderful!

Nancy said...

Great-looking quilts. Which Bonnie Hunter book contains this block?

pjhsfirsttimegrandma said...

I want to know also! which book is the pattern in?

Trisha said...

I love scrappy quilts. I really need to delve into my scraps and make one.

Chookyblue...... said...

wow small pieces...........looks good......

Jeanne said...

I love this quilt! It's always fun to see the same pattern done in different sizes and colors, etc. The stitchery is gorgeous, too. Nice work.

AnnieO said...

Scrappy goodness in both quilts, that's for sure! It is interesting how different they look just based on the background color.

Mr. Snowman looks very pleased to see you!

and truly, I'm honored to be part of your blog list :) Thanks!

Miriam said...

Your little quilt is gorgeous! The colours sing!!

Béa said...

Both sizes of the quilt look beautiful, and I too finished Kaaren's design in mini pillow, so cute ! Hugs

Barb said...

That is going to be one beautiful quilt!!

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Julie, love your miniature scrappy quilt...you certainly have a way with colour....Hugs Lyn

The Calico Cat said...

Love that bright blue block on the bigger quilt. (You know the one, the one on the bottom that is yelling at everyone else to cheer up! Yeah, that one.)

Lori said...

Love the quilts!! You really pumped out the newest one. The zig zag border will be great!!

Love the stitchery too!!

call me crazy said...

It is just adorable!! :-) Love your snowman too! Happy stitching! :-)

Anne Heidi said...

The quilt is just beautiful!!!!! And the snowman pillow is so cute! How fun it would be to have pillows for every month of the year!

Helen in the UK said...

Love both versions of the quilt. Bet the little one is too cute :)

country mouse said...

Love your little quilt. It looks awesome!! It always feels good to use up those scraps. The stithery is adorable too! Hope you have a wonderful week.

country mouse said...

ok, that shoud have read "stitchery"...my brain is moving faster than my fingers :cS

Darlene said...

Julie, it's fabulous - love it.

Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.

Quilts And Pieces said...

I love the big and little quilts!

Sue-Anne said...

I love your little quilt (and the bigger one). It's so rewarding to be able to use up some stash. Your stitchery looks wonderful too.

em's scrapbag said...

The quilts are beautiful. I love the interest the scraps create! Scrap quilts are my favorite for this reason.

Finn said...

Good Morning Julie, do you still remember me?? It's the missing piecer, LOL
I love both versions of you little quilt. What fun to piece it from the strips bin. And scrappy, well, that's just the best!!
Love your snowman, you did a great job! You've come such a long way since we met over the Flat Santas....LOL. Sending lots of hugs, Finn

Alycia said...

That is a beautiful quilt.

Quilter Kathy said...

Love that mini quilt! Do not tempt me...you know I have no willpower!!
And the stitchery is also adorable!

Mary said...

Both are very cute and look at you making them smaller and more challenging!

Ginger Patches said...

I love that little quilt! Which book is it in? I just saw her leader ender book recently but didn't have time to flip through it. What a cute little snowman!!

Terrie Sandelin said...

Both versions are just wonderful! I really love them both.

MARCIE said...

Your scrappy quilts are wonderful! I could dive into that project in a heartbeat. Well done!