Monday, June 2, 2014

eensy teensy

First I thank you from my heart for your amazing response to my last post, "when I am alone."  I was nervous to release so much raw emotion in this space, but the experience of writing that and receiving your comments was incredibly therapeutic.  Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you.  I feel I have permission to truly hope with a positive attitude and to allow myself to really rest.  As Luann said, "to hope is to wait expectantly with anticipation."  I'm going to do just that.

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eensy tiny HST 

Meanwhile, here's something I stitched up last week.  These eensy teensy half square triangle blocks will finish just 1.5" square.  They're part of my Delectable Mountains bee blocks for Love circle of do. Good Stitches (tutorial here).

my May blocks

Happily, all the fabrics for these spicey blocks were sourced from my scrap bins.  That's my favorite way to sew!  I'm still working on that humongous diamond chevron quilt.  When it's done, another scrap quilt would be nice.

Delectable Mountains for Love circle

The finished blocks can be arranged like so - half square triangle fanciness and somewhat mountainous. 

Love circle do. Good Stitches

I think they'd also look really cool like this.  The half square triangles come together to make flying geese, all pointing to center.  See?  What if one half of the flying geese were a slightly different color?  Hmm. 

Don't you love how quilting carries such endless possibility?

14 comments:

  1. I wanted to say Congrats! that you are going to be recognized during QuiltCon for all the good work Do Good Stitches has accomplished. I was really glad to see that!

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  2. OMG! I like your second idea with flying geese - looks really great!! You inspire me to try it in my next project)))

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  3. A stunning colour combination. Gorgeous.

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  4. those are beautiful blocks :)

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  5. I love how that second layout implies a plus sign - a traditional but different way to work the trend! Great colors, Rachel!

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  6. Love small tiny things! They look great!

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  7. OMG! What patience! I have been working on a project with tiny squares (yrs). Gotta love it.

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  8. Love the block. Especially when you've turned it around. I'm working on some blocks now that are 1.5" hst's and they are driving me nuts xx

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  9. These blocks are so lovely and having them facing each other is really fab! Love doing small things too ~

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  10. Beautiful blocks! I love the colors and fabric choices.

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  11. They turned out lovely Rachel! So glad you were able to sew through your scraps- also my favorite way of sewing.

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  12. Awesome. Make me wanting to try this tutorial out.

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  13. Hey! Just checking in because I have an empty house and sleeping baby. I Love the flying geese arrangement. Need to tuck that one away for future reference! And your diamond quilt looks amazing. At the moment I'm making quilts in my head. I'd love to make some for friends who were in our mission community last year and graduated from uni. One quilt is more complex and it's making me feel like I should make them all fiddly. When really, I want to whip up something quick and beautiful...ahh what to do? Actually I think this is the first time I realised that's what was stopping me from starting them. Think I need to re-assess my goals for this...Thanks! My MIL is staying and my house is chaos. Just needed to talk sewing for a second. Hope you're going well. xxx

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