Monday, February 27, 2012

A tale of two minis

How was your weekend?? Did you get to be crafty?
I accomplished a few things, including falling down the last three stairs in my townhome. Stupid slippery socks. I have a couple of bruises, but I'm okay! I'm moving slowly this morning, though.

Today, I want to share two mini quilts with you. One was for a friend, and the other was from a friend.

You may have noticed in my mosaic, but I recently knit a second pair of Toast mitts for my friend/fellow guild member, Tammy.

Feb 9: My Hands

I used some of the handspun from Sam. We made a trade last year, and this was one of the skeins she sent.

I wasn't expecting anything in return for the mitts; Tammy just wanted a pair, and is hoping to learn to knit soon.

She surprised me with the cutest mini at our February meeting.

A gift from Tammy

Look! She used Kelly's LOVE pattern, and also pebble quilted for the first time. I love it, and it was so sweet of Tammy to make me a little treat!

My pal Kaelin has been on a sewing hiatus, due to a neck injury. She was sentenced to six weeks of no-sewing, which is, luckily, almost over. Some of her friends conspired to make her a care package, and I made her a mini quilt. I didn't want to give it away, but I did, reluctantly. She received it last week, so I can share it with you!

Kaelin's Mini: basting

I'm so obsessed with wonky stars, guys. I can't even tell you!

FO: Kaelin's Starry Mini

Kaelin is very into navy/pink right now, so I used some favorite fabrics in those colors and densely quilted this. The fabrics include: Dear Stella stars (love!), Metro Modern circles, and a fireworks print I picked up at Sewing Summit. There's no selvage, but I wish I knew what it was! I'd love to get some more of that print!

I love the way the quilting turned out. I wouldn't want to densely quilt a larger size project, but on a mini, it's not too time-consuming.

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I made a little hanger, which I sewed into the binding, and bound it with some jelly roll strips of the new Pezzy Prints. The back fabric is Lecien My Folklore.

I'm linking up with Megan today!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

19 comments:

  1. What a happy post :)
    Love the mini you sent Kaelin!

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  2. Visiting through Sew Modern Monday...fantastic projects! I especially love the wonky star mini quilt. Too cute!

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  3. Oh man...seems like a good time to leave those slippery steps behind (well that and other reasons!). I'm glad you weren't hurt!!

    Handspun toasts are just awesome (what a strange sentence).

    I love both minis...the pink one is balanced so well with the colors and the arrangement...and perfect quilting. And ack, it's the stars made into stars!! Love it!

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  4. Love the little quilts and wow - pezzy makes a nice binding! Love your quilting too...

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  5. oh i am so glad you weren't hurt too bad! broken bones for a wedding, not good! i love these mini's jacey, you are stronger than i to give it away! ;)

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  6. Oh, Jacey! So glad you weren't hurt! Love the minis!

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  7. Hope you are OK..that stinks! I always have a fear of that myself! I am glad you are not hurt badly..I must say..YOU are the sweetest friend. Seems you are always making somebody smile! I love your mini..and your mitts! I am trying to knit a pair of fingerless gloves too right now!! Take care..XXX000

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  8. Ack, that is scary that you fell, glad you are OK! That mini is gorgeous - love the stong color combo, perfect for a mini! :)

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  9. Glad to hear you are okay! My BFF slipped down about half a flight of hardwood stairs in her house last year and fractured a bone in her arm. Since it wasn't displaced, she only had to rest it and did not need a cast, but it certainly was not fun.

    I did get some knitting in over the weekend. I'm working on a pair of toe up socks for my husband using a recipe type pattern, so there has been some trial and error. We also picked out a paint color for the nursery since the bedding arrived.

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  10. Glad you're ok, Jacey. Sounds like a scary fall. But the mini.. so cute! Love your quilting and the fabrics and the pezzy binding. Fun!

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  11. Cursed socks! Glad you are ok.

    Love those mitts. What happy colors! And the minis.

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  12. Gorgeous work :)

    Love for you to share it at my Wednesday's "Made by ME" Linky Party here: http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/02/made-by-me-20-linky-party.html

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  13. Eeep! Glad to hear you're ok. Love the mitts.

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  14. The mini you made is so cute! I absolutely love the quilting! Very unique. Glad you didn't get hurt falling down the stairs!

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  15. Your stars may be wonky but your points are PERFECTION! These are awesome!

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  16. Those quilts are so amazing, I love the pebble texture of the Love quilt. And that wonderful toast pattern was made for handspun yarns- yours turned out beautifully!

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  17. I love the mini you sent Kaelin. Good luck with the competition :-D

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  18. Love that mini Jacey and the quilting is fab! Good luck and thanks for entering the Modern Mini Challenge!

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