Thursday, May 28, 2015

I have been trying to send this post for over a week, but now have my photos in Google Drive and I can't seem to pick them up onto Windows Live where I normally write my posts. This time I am writing directly to blogger, so we'll see how it goes. Ah! today after wasting yet another 3 / 4 hours trying to blog from Windows Live Writer I find its a problem with Google. Hundreds of other people are having the same issues. Whew! at least it wasn't just me!!

I have been in a Doll Quilt swap run by Lori from Humble Quilts.
This was a lot of fun, although for me a little difficult, as I normally make large quilts
This is my first attempt, but I was worried that the blocks at 4" were too large, although looking at other small quilts since then, I think it would have been OK.

 Sorry can't crop these today! 
Actually top right was my 2nd attempt, as the first time I made the pinwheels with no sashing, which I thought didn’t look as good.
3rd attempt …….

finally the finished quilt.
I unintentionally  cut the pinwheels alot smaller than I meant to, and they finished at 2”. I hand quilted in the ditch although you can’t see that from the photo.

I am in the final stages of added the borders to my Nearly Insane Quilt. I have pieced 112 of these time consuming squares. 


Now to try and figure out how wide to make the outside cream borders with the limited piece of fabric I have left over. I would like to make them 6” finished in keeping with the 3” borders shown here, but I wont have enough fabric as I also need fabric for the bindings. I think the bindings would look better in the cream also, but I’ll have to see.
I also made a pincushion for our office girl, who isn’t a sewer, but was telling me about something she was making and was having to put the pins on a table and try and scoop them up. Great little birthday gift!

 I used wool felt on the bottom of pincushion.

Thanks for dropping by


Leeanne said...

Computers are our best friends when everything goes our way! The dolls quilt is cute.

Sew Quilt Designs said...

Both the doll quilts and your pin cushion are lovely. A lot of patience to do 112 of those blocks but well worth it for another great quilt:)

pinewood said...

Nothing worse then computer hassles.
Love your pincushion great idea to put wool on the bottom. And those little quilts are just so cute!

Lara B. said...

You did your partner proud with this sweet little doll quilt Sue! I like both versions, sashed and un-sashed.
A pincushion is a sweet gift for your office friend! Love the idea of using wool on the bottom.

Lori said...

It turned out very cute!

marian said...

Sue, i love them both... they're nice & scrappy, my style! cheers... Marian

Mcm said...

I am the very lucky recipient of your doll quilt for the Humble Quilt exchange and I love it! Thank you so much Sue! I had a good chuckle that the quilt you actually mailed was your third attempt, that's the same experience I went thru - I already appreciated your quilt, but with the added tidbit in your blog, it makes it all the more special (not that I thought it could be any more special). Beautiful quilt, which also brought me to a wonderful blog.