Friday, February 17, 2012
couldn't resist the Sparkle
What is it about me and quilt-alongs this year?! I just couldn't resist starting this little Mini version of the Sparkle quilt-along. It just screamed to be made up with some of the Loulouthi prints I have. (Psst ... there's a giveaway going on over there.) I really had fun making this little top, the pattern really is perfect for showcasing pretty fabric. I had to use the seam ripper on the first block, though, because I thought I could get away with not squaring up the HST squares. Of course, I couldn't.
Just look at those little strips and you know that I was kidding myself, big time. Sometimes trying to cut corners just won't help, quite a paradox in this case ... Squaring up is really not my favourite thing to do, but one block at a time it wasn't so bad.
I finished the top today, it really was a fun little project and now I'm looking forward to putting the sandwich together and quilt it. This quilt size is perfect for me to practise my machine quilting!
Probably I'll bind it with the bold Clippings print seen in the bottom left corner. And probably it will become a wall hanging. Do you have good tips for hanging quilts?
One more thing: I can't resist to show you the Valentine's Card J. gave me:
Isn't it cute? :-) It's by one of my favourite Finnish artists, Virpi Pekkala. There's not much info about her on the net, but there's a little facebook fan group where you can see more of her work. Her drawings are always so pretty and full of humour and little details. This one is called "Yhdessä on hyvä olla", meaning "It feels good to be together". Did you see the dog and cat under the quilt top?! I think I'll frame this one and hang it next to my sewing machine.
I wish you all a great weekend! :-)