Monday, April 26, 2010

Mini Beveled Blocks

When I made this quilt, I made it a little different than the pattern suggests.  Mine was four feet square and the pattern includes directions for one that is four feet by five feet. That was bigger than I wanted on the wall, but I still made the number of squares as directed in the pattern. That meant I had four leftover from where the bottom row would be, but there were four more also - just extras, I guess.  I took those eight leftover squares and made two small wall-hangings with them.

Pardon the shadows in the picture, but I thought the blue sky in the background was too lovely not to capture.

I'm not entirely sure that I like them on their own or if I just see them as a smaller variety of the larger one and like them because of that.  They'll go in the box of things for the art sale, I'll forget about them and then re-evaluate at a later date.  Maybe I'll try to sell them, maybe not but I knew for sure that if I didn't finish them now, I never would.

I used the same fabric for the back, but without any pieced strip.  Instead of a continuous sleeve, I made three hanging tabs.

small quilts - close up, loops and swirls

One of the quilts is quilted with the same meandering pattern as I used on the big one.  For the second, I did more of a swirls and loops pattern.  I haven't done that before, but I think I like how it turned out.

I zoomed in for the top picture, but panning out gives you the whole scene.  My younger kids doing their favorite things in the backyard - my son on the trampoline and my daughter in the swing.  They'd do that all day long if they could.

Next up: window coverings.  Not for me.  Lots of them.  I probably won't blog about them, so this space might be quiet for awhile.


  1. These on a smaller scale look just as great as the larger one. They would look nice draped over the back of a couch or chair?

    I see your weather is warming up too. It seemed like our grass turned green over the week end.
    My kids are older but I'd love to get a trampoline, for me :)

  2. you could make one a pillow for you.

  3. I love this! What pattern did you use?!