Monday, November 10, 2008

A rainy day


I save my smallest leftovers in a tin. Squares from 2.5 cm x 2.5 cm. I sew them together randomly into four patches (or nine patches), as a leader and ender project. When my tin is full with little blocks I sew them into a mini quilt or this time into bigger blocks.


I sewed these blocks together a year ago. Yesterday was a rainy day, a perfect sewing day. I just had to hear my featherweight humming, a very happy sound. I thought I would sew these blocks into a quilt.




Today I basted it. I kept this quilt simple. It will come alive with quilting. I will bind it with a nice brown. It's just a nice doll quilt.



Lucy







42 comments:

TLC said...

Your little quilt is so cute! You are so good to have a leader and ender project going. I keep meaning to but haven't planned and prepared one. I need to. I love the idea of making a quilt while you are making quilts!

Libby said...

I love the idea of making a leader/ender with little pieces. What a darling little quilt *s8

christine said...

you do such lovely work...very sweet little quilt!

boutcrazy said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors. But what do you mean by a leader and ender projec?

Lizzie said...

Love your little quilt. I was just given 2 small boxes of 1" squares and I was trying to figure out what to do with them. This is a perfect solution. Thanks!

Lizzie

Elaine Adair said...

What a lovely post - makes me want to get to my sewing machine, instead of my computer!

Stina said...

Oh ...I love this one... and I just keep on forgetting about them leaders and enders all the time... its such a wonderful idea!!
And for your quilt...its looking so good!!! :o)

nicolette said...

Lovely Lucy! These windy and rainy days are perfect for quilting projects!

Like ‘boutcrazy’ I’m not familiar with leader and ending projects.

Judy said...

Another wonderful mini Lucy! I just sorted out my small cw scraps yesterday and started thinking about what to do with them. I normally don't keep them that small but hey, now I think I will!

Deb said...

Oh that is so beautiful. Your minis are so inspiring! You should put them all in a book one day... I would buy it just to look at it xxx

Ethne said...

Yet another delightful quilt - I've some 1" squares to sew up for a Christmas challenge for the quilt group we recently joined - I won't have it sorted for the beginning of next month but plan to do what you do and make up a tin of 1" square scraps to pull together the orginal mini quilt I'd thought of and just do something smaller with the pieces I have gathered so far

Hester said...

Sorry maar mijn engels is erg slecht. Maar ik wil je toch laten weten dat het een erg leuke quilt is geworden. Geweldig rekje heb je om je quilt aan te hangen

Christine said...

I love this little quilt and have a large version of it, might have to make this little friend for it.

happy stitiching
Christine

Tazzie said...

Just adorable Lucy, the perfect project for a rainy day.
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

sewprimitive karen said...

Oh, Lucy, you are so inspiring. Love the pink in it.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh Lucy! I LOVE it! Now I want to make one!

sandra said...

You need a crown, Lucy - Queen of the Minis! Your work is so beautiful. I adore the colour combination on your latest little beauty :-)

Janet said...

I love your little quilt Lucy! I think the fabric you used for the alternate blocks and border is just perfect.
I always feel like sewing on a rainy (or snowy) day too.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Oh Lucy, I love this. I keep little cuts aside too but I never think of smaller projects - always with the big quilts in mind. I need to rethink!

Karen said...

A wonderful way to make a rainy day bright! :)

everythingquilts said...

So cute, and a great idea.

Moorea said...

So sweet! The colors are great.

Diane said...

So simple, so sweet, so lovely!

siteseer said...

I love your little mini quilts. I was wondering what to do with little scraps the other day. Now I know...get a little tin and put the little squares in there. Thank you thank you thank you.

La Tea Dah said...

It's so pretty --- I love the idea. I recently bought a box of vintage (probably 50's) little squares at a thrift shop. Now I know what to do with them!

LaTeaDah

domoshar said...

Lovely!
I like the tin, little blocks, the quilt. I hope you can show as the quilting soon. It will be a marvelous quilt!

Wendy K said...

Whata beautiful little quilt! All from leftovers...its just lovely.

karenfae said...

I love postage stamp quilts and made one awhile back - it is posted on my web site - the tiny pieces can be tedious to work with, but the outcome is wonderful. Good luck on your quilt.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/postage_stamp_quilt.htm
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

quiltygal said...

ohhh cute I so have to start those leaders enders just need to put the box next to my machine!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Je maakt heel mooie spullen! Leuk om ook eens een leuke Nederlandse blog te vinden tussen al die internationale!

rachel griffith said...

that is the cutest thing!!!
:D

La Tea Dah said...

Me again --- just wishing you a lovely day, Lucy!

Thinking of you!
LaTeaDah

YankeeQuilter said...

I love the fabrics you use in your minis! Another great project!

Shasta said...

It is a wonderful project Lucy - so beautiful. I have been working on a L & E project as well. I can't wait until it gets to the stage of turning it into a quilt!

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lissa said...

That is wonderful! I want to make one just like it. -modalissa

Kathy Wagner said...

I just love all of these photos!
The tin full of squares is so inviting! And the quilt is beautiful!

Suzie said...

A real quilter always keep scraps, even the smallest ones! Your little quilt is lovely, such a fine handiwork!

sarahmurray said...

I love this little quilt. The colors are gorgeous. All of our scraps are so valuable! I save everything with the hopes that It will all be used in scrappy quilts someday.

Patty said...

beautiful work Lucy....Mei-Ling loves the quilt block you made for her quilt. She says "basket" every time she points to it.
Thank you so much for making it for her. She has been ejoying her quilt so much

sydney said...

respeckt,so feel geduld.
dat soll ik ook gaag willen hebben.

sorry voor mijn nederland's.

grootjes sydney

hbafscl said...

Those nine-patch blocks are adorable! I love them so much that I've decided to make something similar...