|Mini Quilt - A little happy - 13.5" x 14"|
As I haven't yet done my catch up post(oops and it is almost April! Oh the shame...) here is a quick rundown. Last year I began making a quilt out of yellow and orange triangles all cut from scraps I inherited from my Mum. This year while planning Project Half-Done(more on that later) I revisited the quilt, which is called "Happy Days", and decided I needed to make it a couple of rows longer. While cutting out the triangles for that I had some little scraps left over and decided to cut even tinier triangles and make a mini quilt for my ongoing Quall of Fame(a wall covered in mini quilts - miniatures of large ones I've made and others) because its a small version of "Happy Days" I've called it - "A little happy", and because its so small I only used a lowercase h. I didn't think it could handle a capital :)
Now entering an unfinished top is OK by the rules but as I've already started the quilting it feels a bit like I'm showing it to you naked. It is 13.5" x 14" and the triangles are just over 1 ¼" high. You can see my not very good quilting a bit better in the pictures below. I'm hoping to make the stars "pop" a bit, then I'm planning to bind it similar to this quilt here.
|Mini Quilt - A little happy - Back|
|Mini Quilt - A little Happy - Close-Up|
I was hoping to finish the large quilt too but I've run out of time so I'll tell a funny(eventually) story instead. When trying to decide on how to quilt the mini I tried putting some clear plastic over the top and drawing on possible designs. It was all going well until, yep, some ninny drew on the fabric. And no, whiteboard markers do not wash out nor do they come out with Metho or anything else I tried. The funny thing is that when I replaced the triangle it took me less than 10 minutes. About 5 times less than I spent trying to get it out in the first place... der.
That means now I've learnt 3 things:
1. Don't trim blocks whilst wearing a scarf with tassels. Unless of course the tassels are much too long and you need them shorter.
2. Headphones don't like being trimmed either.
3. Don't draw on fabric with a whiteboard marker.
I'm a bit over yellow and orange after the DSQ and these so now instead of finishing quilting this like I planned, I'm going over to check out more of the fabulous quilts already linked up. Go and have a look too :)