Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Mini Flower Quilts Are Finally Finished!

I can't believe it's been well over a month since I started making these little minis. They've been with me to two other countries in the meantime and I sewed the final stiches last night! One went to Karol-Ann in my give-away and the others are intended as gifts and thank-yous, especially for swap organizers! At this point, I don't want to see another lollypop flower on a pieced green stem again, but I do think they'd make a really cool quilt all together, so maybe I will return to them someday. Here they are all stacked up and ready to go.

This is a glimpse of what I'm working on next. Inspired by this ad from Anttila last week (the fabric comes from Finlayson), I'm trying a little more complicated applique with both convex and concave edges. I think this will become another swap quilt. We'll see whether I get as addicted to the fish as I have to the circles and butterflies!


19 comments:

Ruth's Place said...

The little quilts are very cute. I'll be interested to see what you do with the fish, so will my husband, he just looked over my shoulder and asked what they were.

Nines said...

Shweet! Good to get a project done! I am thinking I might quilt up my little flowers, today. If I resist a nap! Love the butterfly quilty- great job, bet she loves it! And the fish are cool- masculine. Have a great weekend!

Chookyblue...... said...

love the mini flower quilts..........very pretty........

Guðrún said...

Yes I am sure the flowers would make a lovely quilt. You are an artist.

anne bebbington said...

Just love that photo of all those bindings stacked up - you just gotta love biased stripe or check binding - reminds me of deckchairs at the seaside

Jacquie said...

Oh my goodness...these are lovely. The binding is such a special touch. I would love to try a flower like this. Would you mind?

jovaliquilts said...

The little flowers are so charming, lots of nice touches! Your inspiration fish are really fun -- eager to see what you do with yours.

Tracey in CT said...

The mini flower quilts are adorable! I'm sure they will be treasured.

Huset på toppen said...

Lovely quilts, very nice!!

Have a fin week!!

Libby said...

Oh they are just darling - and will be just perfect as little gifts and thank you's. That view of the bindings all stacked together is too cute *s*

Nines said...

I just noticed how those bindings look just like Fruit Stripe Gum...er, are you too young to remember that?

Marcia said...

The little flower quilts are beautiful! They take my breath away. What a brilliant idea!

katelnorth said...

They are really lovely - i can understand why you might be a little tired of them for a while at least, but I think they were worth it!

Duyvken said...

aThey are adorable mini quilts, well done! I look forward to seeing what you do with the fish too, they look awesome so far.

Dzen said...

love the flower quilts! Adorable and so colorful :)

LAPPEQURI said...

Lovely mini quilts:-)
Have a nice and crestive week from Norway:-)

julieQ said...

Very pretty to see all those little quilts lined up...wonderful work!

Candace said...

Your little quilts are adorable, and I'm sure the fish will turn into something awesome.

Tami said...

The mini quilts look fantastic, especially all grouped together. I bet you were so happy to see them stacked up like that. :-)