Thursday, February 25, 2010

Mini Quilt

COLOR........COLOR........COLOR...........that is what I was aiming for in this mini house quilt. I really think I accomplished that don't you!! I soooo wanted to use some of my new Kaffee fabric and I found some perfect pieces to go together.


I sooooo loved this piece....but....it too was sent off as a gift. I surprised my friend Gail (no blog) with this little 'thank you'. She has been so generous to me in this last year, sending all kinds of fabrics/books and quilting magazines she wanted to pass along as she sorts and cleans out her sewing 'pit'.


How cheery is this with all these snowy/icy/dreary cloudy days we have been having! Gail lives in Michigan and think maybe she had to pull out the ole sunglasses when this arrived...HA!


I don't know if you can see (click photo to enlarge)....but I used a blue thread to hand quilt this.


This was my first try at Baptist fan hand quilting.....hhhhmmm....the jury is still out on how I feel about them......I like the look, but doing the actually quilting.....well, I think I need to talk to you Tonya about how you do yours!

A little Kaffee scrap strip for the back.........and we're all done. I.LIKE. Hope you do too Gail!!

This little mini quilt measures around 14" x 19".

44 comments:

  1. How sweet that little quilt is! Lucky Gail!
    I love the colors and esp. the tiny stars in the corners. VERY cute!
    Steffi

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  2. I love color, and bright!! That is just toooo cute. I know she will love it! and my hand quilting friend, you did a beautiful job!

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  3. Love your little quilty. All those gorgeous colors, so yummy. I am sure your friend will love it.

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  4. Gail won't like it, she'll love it! It's so charming. The quilting looks great in the photo.

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  5. Very cute - and what a nice gift. Great work.

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  6. what a cute quilt. it's darling and your quilting looks wonderful. wonderful. are you not happy with the outcome or the process? hope the latter because your results are great. not that I want you to be unhappy about anything. I'm going to stop babbling now.

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  7. What a great quilt! love your colors and cute littlel house! Lizzie

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  8. What a cute little quilt. I'm sure your friend is going to love it.

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  9. I love! It couldn't be more perfect! The hand quilting makes it don't you think?

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  10. love the baptist fans. I'm going to do them on a couple of quilts that are currently WIPS. I've nver done them before but doing them freehand. LOVE it!

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  11. Belinda, It's very cute! How could she not luv it? Well done! Happy sewing!

    p.s. Luv the ticker tape too!

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  12. I think the sunshine that mini quilt brings to Gail will help melt the Michigan snow. Very cute...especially all polka dotty. Love the stripe binding too. Very special with the hand quilting.

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  13. it's beautiful Belinda...I love mini quilts..
    Hand -quilting looks great!
    Julia ♥

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  14. beautiful! what a lovely gift!

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  15. I love it! of course, I've been working on a few funky houses too! I'm sure your friend will treasure it...after she puts on her sunglasses! LOL
    Did you freehand the fans?

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  16. I love the awesome fabrics AND the quilting. Wish it was arriving at my doorstep.

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  17. Adorable quilt, I love Freddi Moran's wonky houses or any houses for that matter. Lovely quilting and the Kaffee fabrics are wonderful. Lucky recipient.

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  18. You had to send it away??? Oh no, I love it, too.....so cheer-ie and bright. The quilting is excellent!!

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  19. WOW!! I absolutely love it. I have not done mini quilts but this looks so great I want to try to do one.

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  20. Belinda, Oh my gosh, are you sure you didn't make that for me??? LOL! I love it, love it, love it!! I am sure Gail will too. Just beautiful!

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  21. I LOVE it!! Those corner stars are really teeny tiny if it is only 14 x 19". You go girl!! Love the binding too.

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  22. I can guess she did need some sunglasses, but there was a great beeg smile on her face beneath them! Very fun mini, love it! I'm not much of a hand quilter, but Baptist fans always seems so popular that I'm sure I'll try it sometime--yours look fine!

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  23. What great fabrics, love the hand quilting. I've sure your friend will be so thrilled when she receives it.

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  24. I love it, Well done on the quilting, it looks great. I love doing baptist fans.

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  25. Quilt Vitamins...:o)
    Love it.. and lovely quilting..:o)

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  26. YES!! I truly do LOVE the new mini quilt which I was so lucky to have had made and sent to me!!! It truly could melt the snow, but I have not put it in the window.........when the Michigan sun comes out.........do not want to lose any of the lovely colors. Such a wonderful gift, truly a masterpiece. Thank you again Belinda! How is Goober doing?Gail

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  27. Wonderful use of color! What a fun piece. Your contrast in the value in your house block and your corner star blocks really keeps your eye moving around the piece.

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  28. Glorious colors and such a cute design!

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  29. Gail is a lucky gal! She will love it I'm sure. Very nice job!

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  30. I love your fabrics. Your quilts are happy quilts. Your work is beautiful to say the least. Love your blog.

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  31. I'm sure Gail will love her colourful present. Maybe it will banish the snow from her area. LOL

    Lovely thank you present Belinda.

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  32. Belinda I love this little quilt. It is perfect. Something like this would make a great gift for a newly married couple.

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  33. My my you have been busy! I love polka dots! I was looking for a Baptist fan several months ago. I was in a quilt shop and was all excited that I actually found one BUT
    it said Bishop fan! Don't know what the difference is?

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  34. That lucky Gail. Love those Kaffes!

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  35. Oh my gosh....it's gorgeous! And, it's hand quilted too! What an absolutely lovely gift...you are very generous.

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  36. Belinda, what a great gift to give to someone special. I know she will love it. The colors will brighten her up and probably melt the snow away, love it.
    Keep Stitchen'
    Bonnie

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  37. I love it! the colours are amazing and I love how they work together - lucky Gail!
    And the blue handquilting makes this wonderful piece perfect.
    Seize the day and the fabrics ;)

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  38. Very colorful in deed and I LOVE IT!!!!!

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  39. Love it, especially that polka dot border fabric. And great job on the quilting!

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  40. I love it. I love the colors and of course I love houses. What a great gift.

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  41. Oh yes, Gail will need her sunglasses for sure. A great way to use Kaffe fabrics.

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  42. what a winner!
    I love everything about this little mini - bravo!

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