Wednesday, 24 September 2014

remember....

.....those gorgeous little triangles that I received from Lynda?
You might think I am avoiding my getting together with Sweet William but I have to fulfill a few obligations to some older projects first (while I work out how to tackle Sweet william).
I did play with the triangles a while ago after a marathon session of sewing the off cuts together and trimming them to 1 1/2 inches.
These were the results...
I just didn't know which I preferred as they all ended up hard to match the points and bulky around the seam joins. So they got put away until inspirations struck again.
I kept thinking make it simpler...
Well inspiration struck a few weeks ago while I was looking for a pattern to use for my shirt challenge.
I found a pattern that was described as 'old maid's puzzle' on Barbara Brackman's Jane Austen family album blog. I thought it was perfect to use for my fig tree triangles especially now that I had some extra fig tree fabric for the solid squares left over from my friends birthday quilt.
I think they look so pretty and scrappy. They finished at 3 1/2 inches. So a nice mini in the making?


Quilting is progressing nicely on the Kaffe Fassett quilt but no way will it be ready by tomorrow.
I want to quilt along the borders and that will be a big job so taking it easy....
Happy stitching!
Marina

24 comments:

Mistea said...

All the pretties look lovely swirling around your sewing room. Why do you feel the need to tame them?
Enjoy your sewing days.

Fiona said...

Those are so cute and so pretty.... I adore tiny it is both initimidating as well as adorable... I'm looking forward to seeing what you make with it
Hugz

shez said...

Hi Marina boy these are tiny ,you are a clever chooky and cant wait to see the Kaffe Fassett quilt finished,enjoy your day my friend.xx

Cheryll said...

Oh you have been BuSY... great use of "left overs" too.
Better to ponder on SW to get it right! EnJoY your day.. :)

Briar Rose said...

Wonderful Marina,
I have caught up with your previous posts when I was away.
The Kaffe Fassett Quilt is great, your Boss should be a very happy Lady.
Cheers R.

barb's creations said...

Your mini blocks are soooo cute, love the fig tree fabrics you're using and look forward to seeing the finished mini :) Barb.

Jeanette said...

Love your mini blocks. They are so cute. Hugs, xx.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Love your blocks. Old maid puzzle is lovely xx

Lib said...

What persistence, good on you they look fantastic. Come back soon with the finished mini!

Lin said...

Your old maids are looking good - that is a useful pattern to remember for using leftovers, thanks for finding it. xx

kiwikid said...

Lovely little blocks!
xx

Susan said...

They are so cute. A great Spring holiday project.

Kim said...

Your blocks are cute. Know what you mean about the seams my machine clunks over them. Look forward to seeing how it turns out.

Karen said...

Great solution with these tiny triangles.
The blocks are lovely.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

They are so lovely....

Jo said...

Lovely little blocks. Keep,it up

cucki said...

Lovely sweet blocks x

Elyte said...

Yes, they will look lovely all together.

Anthea said...

very clever use of those teeny tiny pieces Marina... no doubt they will become something gorgeous...

Maria said...

You have lots of patience to make those cute wee blocks...

Kaisievic said...

Very pretty, love the subtle colour palette.

Bev C said...

Hello Marina

What a clever lady, the teeny tiny blocks ar gorgeous.

Happy days.
Bev

Lynda said...

I love the Old Maids blocks. They look fantastic.

Carrie P. said...

I like them!