Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June Little Quilt, More Leaves, and Quilting

My June Little Quilt was actually a dual project--it was once a UFO and now it's this month's little quilt. Here's the story. 


I started cutting large tumblers a few years ago with the intention of making a bed-size quilt but never got beyond this point.


Then I saw this quilt on Pinterest and thought the tumblers would be great for the center. Besides, I had plenty of strips . . .well, that didn't work either!


So when it came time to make June's little quilt I decided to finish this UFO once and for all. I removed two rows of tumblers and added selvages for the borders.


I had plenty to choose from but pulled the most interesting ones.





Hmmm. . . I see a pattern here. Marcus and Windham appear to be favorites!


I machine quilted about 1" from each long edge of the tumblers and in the ditch along the selvage edges.


The back and label :) #3 is now crossed off my 2018 list--yay!


I've started a new little project--yep, more leaves for edge and corner triangles. More to come :)


And I finally basted Scrappy Squares so I have a quilting project to work on in the evenings :)

Have a wonderful week! I can't believe it's almost July.




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Copyright 2018, Barbara Schaffer



 
 

10 comments:

  1. Love your little thimble quilt.
    The quilt you've got basted is a beauty. Should be a fun one to quilt.

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  2. Love your mini quilt and the clever way to use the selvages !! Your appliqué blocks are beautiful !
    And your scrappy squares will be stunning !!

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  3. So much goodness in this post! Such a sweet little quilt and your applique is looking very intriguing.:) Plus, a quilt in the hoop? What could possibly be more relaxing!

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  4. What a great idea for you UFO. I love how you quilted it, too.

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  5. what a clever little quilt. I really like how you combined the two quilts. Selvages are fun to work with aren't they.
    are you going to seminar this year in Bethesda?

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  6. Somehow, those bits and bobs of quilty intentions always find a way of coming together! Well done for your June mini quilt...and isn’t it comforting to always have a hand quilting project ready to pick up when you have time to sit for a while...looks like a lovely scrap project!

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  7. What a fantastic little quilt for June! I love the story of how it evolved. I have saved so many selvedges over the years and rarely do I use them. I love the use of them in this little gem. Those corner block leaves are gorgeous. And, I am happy to see you have a special project to hand quilt this summer.

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  8. I am new to your blog, coming from The Constant Quilter. You did a wonderful job on your mini quilt. Smart idea to combine challenges and work on a UFO as well as a mini quilt.

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  9. A great way to use a lonely piece and turn it into a finish. And what a fun way to use up some of your selvedges!
    Looking forward to seeing how you use your corner applique pieces.
    Love the scrappy quilt you are hand quilting!

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