Friday, October 21, 2011

FO: 1001 Peeps Mini

So, Deirdre, sister of Yarndude, and I have been blog friends for years. Like, I found a comment from her on this 2008 post, which in blog years, is forever
(side note: I love looking at older posts and seeing such improvement in my knitting and photography skills!).

So Deirdre and her husband moved a few months back, just across town. But she had some serious issues moving into her new place. Her great sense of humor made light of the situation.
My favorite tidbit she shared was the doorbell. Hilarious. So, as she was sharing her moving woes, I started thinking about some sort of housewarming gift.

1001 Peeps Mini

Enter the 1001 Peeps mini.
Deirdre is learning to sew, and she's always so encouraging to me about my finished sewing projects (btw, she's an amazing knitter! AMAZING.). I knew she'd enjoy a little mini quilt to hang in her new place.

Playing with the Peeps

I started with some Lizzy House 1001 Peeps. By the way, I seriously love Lizzy House. She's awesome, and I may have nabbed one of her destash boxes last week.
I'm eagerly awaiting Outfoxed!

So, back to the mini. I pieced my little hexagons, and instead of piecing them together (mostly because I was still not feeling very confident on doing so), I decided to try something a little different.

1001 Peeps Mini

I really liked how the hexagons looked with the quilter's linen, and decided to just randomly sew them onto squares.

1001 Peeps Mini

I backed the quilt with a favorite Joel Dewberry print, the herringbone from Modern Meadow, and it's bound with a Tina Givens print (part of a giveaway from Erin last year!). I hand-stitched the back of the binding (I think I'm getting better at that!).

Deirdre emailed me that she received the mini last night, and I think she really likes it! So, yay!!

I'm entering this into Celebrate Color, in hopes of winning some Outfoxed!

Celebrate Color

Have a great weekend!!

12 comments:

  1. Not only is that super cute but super nice! What a nice blog friend you are.

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  2. So pretty Jacey! I finally ordered a little 1001 peeps last week. I need to try some hexies one day...

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  3. What a great gift! I love the hexagons, it's a great touch.

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  4. very nice gift jacey. her doorbell post was hilarious! it was a haunted dying doorbell! i love the peeps, those bracelets are my fave. hope you have fun knitting it up this weekend!

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  5. Gorgeous! And thanks for the reminder that I should go check out her blog. Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  6. Love the mini quilt! The hexes are the perfect touch, such an awesome gift! And I'm super excited for Outfoxed too!

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  7. Thank you again for such a wonderful gift. I can't wait to hang it in my "sewing corner"!

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  8. awesome mini-quilt. what a great gift!

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  9. That was super sweet :o) You're in quite the gifting mode lately!

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