Here is the feedback...
Belinda: JOY!!!!!! "what a beautiful quilted box. will use it to hold weaving stuff. thank you so much."
Libby: It arrived yesterday! All those tiny pieces! And my favorite color! Perfect!
Here is what they got...
For Belinda, I started with some fun scrap piecing by adapting Fiona's tutorial for a QAYG fabric basket - I didn't use a Quilt-as-you-go method, nor did I use the same sized base piece:
Then I did some straight line quilting:
Presto-chango! And add some binding:
I give you a quilted "yarn bowl":
A "brim" can be folded down, if the bowl is too tall to suit:
It's a gift that I was pleased to give. Use it any way you see fit, B, just know that it was made with love.
For Libby, I started with a handful of red 1" squares and a design:
The iPad photo was for pattern reference. Sorry, unknown blogger! I used your photo to check the angle positioning, not to mimic your quilt. Notice: My version is totally random and scrappy!
Then I started matching up pairs of squares:
And pairs of pairs which equaled rows:
Followed by pairs of rows - and sewed those to make halves:
The quilt top was assembled and flattened as best as possible:
You may remember this photo from a previous post:
Then it was on to figuring out the borders...
And doing the quilting:
You wouldn't think that something SEW small would take such a LONG time to complete. Alas, that is how this project rolled.
Here is the complete mug rug:
Smile for the camera:
(A staged shot...) Ready to put into service:
Until next time...
Surprise a friend with sewing!!!