Tuesday, December 6, 2011

When W.i.P.'s.......get finished!

It seems fitting that now, with Lee taking a break from "W.I.P. Wednesday" until after the holidays, is the time that all of my current W.I.P.'s (works in progress) are finished! Granted, my list of projects in the works at any one given time is never very long, but right now I truly have everything finished....and it feels good! My super secret Christmas projects were finished earlier this week, I have my handmade item ready to go for Giveaway Day, to be hosted at Sew Mama Sew starting December 12th, and today I finished the wonky log cabin mini quilt, using Little Apples fabric.


I was anxious about some of the puckers in some seams, and the fact that the quilt top did not lay flat no matter how much I ironed it, but it ended up being a non-issue. I basted it really well (even busting out the pins....I'm normally a spray basting gal), smoothed it out a ton along the way, then did a whole bunch of quilting, about 3/4" apart overall lattice type design, and it lays as flat as flat can be! Measuring in at about 25"x25", it will be perfect for the bare wall at the end of our hallway.


The backing is a combo of some Little Apples (the red cross) and leftovers from my sewing chair cushion, which is Genevieve flowers on brown by Henry Glass Fabrics. I don't usually put too much thought into quilt backs, and again here the addition of the red cross was out of necessity and not design, as the brown piece was not large enough. I like it though.

In other news, the Christmas mini quilt I made a few weeks back has become a little something for our mini Christmas tree to sit on....a mini quilt for a mini tree. :)


Happy Wednesday, everyone.




25 comments:

Kelsey said...

Love that wallhanging! Beautiful :)

Heidi @ Boys, Buttons, and Butterflies said...

So perfect! Go figure no wip Wednesday, right?

Alli said...

I love your new wall hanging! Yay for all that quilting making it lie flat! :)

Izzy said...

Love the wall quilt. Really cute!

QuiltyGirl said...

Oooh, this is so fun! Such a fresh, clean look. :)

Toni said...

What an awesome little quilt, Heather! I totally love the quilting and colors. You do such excellent work!

Debbie said...

oh I love the little Apples quilt - just darling & what great quilting detail!! And the mini quilt for the mini tree is delightful!! Yay for completed w.i.p.s any time!

felicity said...

FABULOUS wallhanging! Love it!

Leanne said...

Your little quilt is wonderful, the quilting is great and the colours make it very striking.

Poppyprint said...

I love your wonky log cabin and the quilting is great on it!! That is so cute that your mini tree has it's own little mini skirt.

QuiltNut Creations said...

beautiful finishes! love the quilting on your wonky log cabin

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

I love the little apples wall hanging and that mini quilt looks perfect under the tree :)

Deb said...

The Little Apples is FAB! I love the quilting on that one. Great finish!

Leslie said...

Love the Little Apples wall hanging and that little mini quilt for under the tree is just precious! I need to borrow that idea!

Heather said...

It's gorgeous! And the mini quilt is just perfect for the tree. So cute!

ParisMaddy said...

What a really fun and vibrant piece.

My first visit to your blog. Some beautiful things going on!

Pippa said...

LOVE this! THe red and blue is so beautiful together, and the little tree in the middle. Lovely.

Sunni @ Love Affair with my Brother said...

That mini is so fresh! It will certainly brighten up your hallway!

diane said...

all your finishes are so pretty

Dayna said...

I've just been staring at your wonky log cabin mini-quilt! I love the colors, and had to call my daughter over to the computer to enjoy it with me. She agreed that it looks great!

Caren said...

I'm visiting from Sunni's link party. Love that wonky quilt. Love love love! And what a great way to do the backing - it looks like a present! Thanks for sharing :)

KOcanQuilt said...

Love the quilt and the backing! Love the quilting style. I will have try that when I get more confidence.

kristastitched said...

Love it all! You are so talented and take such great photos!

edeenut said...

I love how you used the little quilt under the tree. It is very cute too.

Rene' said...

Love, love your mini quilt! Who can't resist a fun wonky log cabin?! Great quilting job too. I just got a fat quarter bundle of the Little Apples fabric, and you've inspired me to pull it out....Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!