Saturday, March 31, 2012

Blessings

I finished the little "Blessings" quilt from the Temecula Quilt Co.


It is 16" square. They have updated the pattern, I cut out the setting triangles before they made the corrections, and had to recut them - I just guessed at 1" bigger on the measurements and it came out fine. I am glad that I had enough fabric.
It was such a fun quilt to make - I love basket blocks and the setting is a style I had never made before.


I hung it in my "mini quilt room" (aka the laundry room) with some other 16" squares. I had the third old wooden dry cleaning hanger waiting in there, and was so pleased that this quilt was the right size.


Now you can see why it is called the mini quilt room (although there are some big ones in there too).


I only have a few wall hangings in the rest of my house, so I go wild with them in this room.


Little quilts are such a nice way to try different patterns and quilting designs. There are still some blank spaces in there!
Julie (Me and My Stitches) has a great way to display quilts in her sewing room - the picture is on this post. I could squeeze more quilts in if I hung them that way....


My Mother made this bed runner (you can imagine my children's faces when I told them what this was, and how I didn't have one when I was making them guess what it was). The blocks are 12" square, so it is over 6 feet long. She paper/foundation pieced the blocks - you don't sew on the paper (she taught me how and I showed it here).


She asked me to quilt the border for her. I chose a feather design from Carla Barrett (Feathered Fibers) that I had never tried before.


The design is shown here. It was really fun to stitch. I tried the "bump, bump" way of stitching the feathers which I don't do often, but I am starting to like it more and more.


Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

Deanna said...

I'll swap you laundry spaces. :) It must make laundry a pleasure to have such a lovely place to work. Your blessing basket quilt is wonderful. I might have to break down and make me one of those now.

Betty Lou said...

Looking at your quilts would make laundry almost "fun."

Lesley said...

Your blessings quilt is wonderful, as is your great display area! I would do laundry all day long!

Raewyn said...

I love your laundry!! How neat to fill it with your minis. Hasn't the Blessings mystery turned out well? - I didn't get too far with my blocks but have them saved, so I can complete them at some stage :-) The feathers are geat on the bed runner - what did you quilt on teh actual blocks?

Ruth said...

Heaven forbid there be any blank spaces!! Love it! I was about to tell you that I don't have any quilts in my laundry room, but then I remembered the chicken block that's in there. I should remedy that lack. I love Julie's idea also! A good way to squeeze more little quilts in a smaller space. My sewing room doesn't have much wall space left, but I might be able to fit a few small quilts (that I have made with no idea what I will do with them).

ann hermes said...

Love your display of little quilts. I have three little washboards hanging in my laundry area. I think I need some sock stretchers, too, after seeing yours!

Pat from Florida said...

Great idea! I have been wondering about how to decorate the laundry room! Love you quilts.

Needled Mom said...

I love all of the mini quilts together.

What Comes Next? said...

so much mini goodness! The feathers in the border of the bed runner look perfect. I've still got to try these bump bump feathers.

Sylke said...

Love your basket quilt! I'm making one, too, quilting by hand (first time...), and this takes some time :)

Sheila said...

Your Blessings quilt is gorgeous , you were quick finishing it :-) I also cut before they made the correction and just made it with my fabric , whew. Your laundry room is a delight .

Jeanne said...

Love your 'Blessings' quilt! It's on my to do list.