Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Instant Gratification


I've been in the mood to make a mini and today was the day.....from start to finish.

For some reason I've had "brown" on the brain. I saw a blue variation of this quilt at one of my local quilt shops. I came home and started digging through my scraps looking for browns. Instead, I came across a little bundle of brown and gold fat 16ths that I got during a quilt retreat I attended last fall. I cut those babies up and added a few more pieces from my scrap box. For the background I used nubby msulin. I did some quick cross hatch stitching on my machine and then finished the binding while watching the Olympics. It's on my kitchen table now, but may find a place on a wall somewhere. The picture is of me and my three daughters.

12 comments:

  1. This is really nice. What a neat idea for a little table covering. Good work.

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  2. Good for you finishing up the patriotic themed top as well as whipping up the little brown table topper. The browns look almost Civil War era but the white background sets it off quite nicely.

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  3. I am looking for a quick something for my soon-to-be new kitchen...red and white...this gave me inspiration.

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  4. Love both the little quilts! I really like little quilts for table mats - I think you should leave it where it is! I have a few little quilts I use that way - hopefully I'll have a bunch more eventually!

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  5. I like browns too...what a nice simple little quilt. Definitely puts me in the mood for doing some more mini quilts with my scraps!

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  6. This is really adorable. And good for you, getting in finished in one day! I really like browns too, but yet to do a brown quilt. That's one my "intend to do" list.

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  7. Don't you feel good, getting something started and finished in one day? Sometimes you just need to do that. Cute little quilt, would look great in all sorts of fabrics.........ooops, sorry, off the the scrap bins! :)

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  8. lovely instant gratification piece!

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  9. great example of doing something small and fast that makes you feel good looking at it! great job

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  10. Ooooh, hey, I like those browns. My dd wants me to make her a brown quilt and this looks like just the thing.

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  11. I love being able to finish something. The mini looks great.

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  12. great job...love your quilts!
    hugs
    laurie

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