Teacup Mini


I joined my first ever Flickr swap, Spicing Up the Kitchen.  Each person is given a partner, and then you stalk them and try to figure out what they'd like.  This swap was all about kitchen items.  Pictured here is the last minute little extra that I added to my package.  I made a set of placemats and an oven mitt, so this little guy is just for fun, since he has no real practical purpose.


I find myself loving the look of selvedges, and have started a 'long-term' quilt with all the selvedge strips I save.  It's going be star shaped like this one, but maybe each star will have a different background color.  That was one of my goals this year:  To have a few larger quilts on the go that I could pull out and work on here and there.  I tend to make lots of smaller quilts, and work at them till they're finished, simply because I'm so impatient and want to see the finished quilt.  Now, mostly that's a good thing right?  I don't have so many things on the go at once.  But sometimes I'd like to slow down and just enjoy the process.  And maybe I'll end up with a few bigger quilts if I take them one step at a time.


If you hadn't noticed, this yellow-gold fabric (Early Bird by Cosmo Cricket)  is my current favorite, and finds it's way into many of my latest projects.

As relating the the quilty-bloggy world, this post is SO much like me.  (Except for the part about no infants or toddlers, since I have two.  And the part about hating shopping, I still kinda like it:)  But a lot of what she said is so true for me.

11 comments:

  1. Very cute. I'm in need of a mini-quilt for a wall in my kitchen. Maybe one of these days, I'll figure out what to make!

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  2. What a special project. I would adore it... but, alas, I am not your secret partner. I enjoyed the blog you linked to. I'll have to check out her other posts now...

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  3. This is brilliant -- I have been saving my selvage strips for just the right project. I find this very inspiring!!!

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  4. So funny that you linked to Amy's post - I felt the same way about it, and told her so! I love your mini quilt - it's adorable!

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  5. I like your projects!! How do you sew with selvages? I'm not sure how big to make the seam allowance. I've never tried it......selvages look like fun!

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  6. Love, love , love the teacup!
    I can also relate to the post that you linked to! So nice to know that there are others out there that don't live in the perfect world that we sometimes imagine in blog-land.

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  7. Love it! I was surpised to notice you're from Alberta too ...

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  8. I love your way of making quilts! Kreative,lovely colors and fun!

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  9. Awww! This is a super cute quilt. I love the idea of making a teacup as your inspiration in this project. I really adore this one. I think you did an amazing job with this quilt. Keep up the good work! :)

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