Two Little Things...
I have had next to No Time for Minis lately, Dear Readers, which only causes me to Dream about them even more than usual, and then the Dreams lead me to grasp at any Tiny little project which might be able to fit into the spare minutes and empty corners of my busy life, and so you can see I have Finally cut out a few more Quilt squares for Daphne and Renee's Quilt! Did you think I had Forgotten that they are making a quilt for Grandpere? I dug through my boxes of fabric and found the finest cottons with the smallest patterns and spent a pleasant hour cutting tiny one inch squares. These are mostly scraps of Liberty cottons from which my former Mother-in-law had all her dresses sewn many many years ago.
Because I was working with pieces that did not
necessarily "go together" well,
I laid them out in what I thought was
the best possible arrangement
and began to stitch the squares together.
This was going to be a very "make-shift" quilt after all!
You can see the first twelve squares are sewn on the right....
and you can see how much the size is reduced by the seams.
It was so enjoyable to sit and stitch tiny pieces of fabric
while visiting with my Younger son
who has not been home in quite a few years!
Here is a view of the reverse side with the seams pressed open.
When I had assembled two sets of twelve,
I decided to reverse the pattern when stitching them together.
I think it looks more interesting to not repeat exactly.
Here you can see them close-up.
I am really liking how these fabrics are working together after all!
And the other little thing I got done was
the Ten Leafy Stems for the Summer Lilac shrub.
Because I would not Dream of skipping them!
But I did not have time to begin to attach them all to the shrub.
And that was all I managed to make
last week, Dear Readers,
Two Little things and
Way too little Time!