Monday, March 23, 2015

International Quilting Day

This past Saturday was International Quilting Day. I finished up a few projects.

I pieced the pillow top last week, and machine quilted and finished it this weekend. I started piecing the table topper last weekend and finished it this weekend. The little coaster/mug mat I made this weekend as part of a sew along.

For the pillow I added a piece of needlepoint that my Mother made a while ago - it has been waiting around for the right project and I thought it went very well with the French General fabric.

The diamond shaped table topper was made with the Mini Hex n More ruler. It is a great little ruler (about 3" long), and a nice way to use up little bits of fabric (it is pretty easy to figure out how to combine pieces for the patterns too). The table topper is about 18"x31" (measured from the points).

The mug mat pattern was from Kathleen Tracy (A Sentimental Quilter). It is about 4"x7".

Can you tell I am trying to use up every little piece of a French General fat quarter pack! Two quilt tops (waiting for quilting - the Double Wedding Ring quilt top has some French General yardage too), a pillow cover, a table topper, a mug mat and a little chicken pincushion.

 This is what is left of the FQ's - enough for a little selvage bag I think/hope.

Yesterday it looked like this-

and we woke up to this this morning-

The beauty of snow in March is that it will melt soon.

The animals had to dig for seeds. The snow didn't stop the partridges from fighting (you can see them in the background).

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


Sally Hurley said...

Doh! Your snow in the back yard is going the wrong direction!

So many projects - I love the pillow and the mug rug.

Scrappy quilter said...

Very nice projects. We got a dabbing of snow too however it's all gone now. Have a great day.

D1-D2 said...

I love the cushion. The little bird is so cute and it goes so well with your fabric choice.

Radka said...

I love the cushion :-)

Raewyn said...

Awesome to see your completed projects and well done on whittling down the bundle to just enough for one last project! Your Mum's piece really does look great in the cushion, too.

Barb said...

I love your little bird pillow - so sweet.
snow - will it never end this year??

Sharon said...

Every one of your projects look great in that fabric line. The bird goes especially well. I thought about you when they reported here in the states that Minnesota had gotten snow. I figured you must have gotten some too. Wishing a quick melt for you.

Vickie said...

I'm with ya on that French General ! DWR ? Really? I'm impressed ! It all looks marvelous !

Ruth said...

Great projects for the quilting day! I love the bird in the pillow - that makes it extra special. It's kind of sad to get to the end of a favorite fabric, but good too. I've been using stash a lot lately and have been getting to the end of some favorites too.