Monday, June 8, 2009

Play time

I had the intention of catching up on my pies and tarts this long weekend and this is as far as I got. I'm a month behind so now I have 20 pies and 20 tarts to sew. I got busy cutting and pairing them, made three pies and then I got to thinking about the small triangular pieces left over from the strips.They were the perfect size scraps for a doll quilt. I've wanted to do a mini tumbler for ages. I got busy, this was Sunday afternoon. I had the template and it didn't take long to cut and piece them.
Time to play and I like to have fun so I don't let anything stop me once I get an idea like this.
Here it is! machine pieced and hand quilted by Monday night. I love it! I did add a few more scraps from my scrap bag that have some meaning for me.
It measures 10" x 12.5" and has cotton batting.
I did manage to get in before the end of the month and knock off these nine patch blocks for the swap I'm in.

34 comments:

Kathie said...

wow what a productive weekend you had!
LOVE the tumbler (thimble) quilt :)
just adorable, now I need to make a really little one too!
fabrics for your pie quilt look great
any tips on how you chose the fabrics for each block?

Carol said...

Fabrics for you pie quilt are wonderful...love you tiny thimbles...your 9 patch blocks are looking great...love 9 patches.

sewprimitive karen said...

Your doll quilt is adorable, now I want one!

Stina said...

Ohhh... I love it..:o)))
Have been looking for templates for tumblers for a long time.. where did you buy yours???
Nice job...:o))

jean said...

Janet
Looks like you have had a productivly enjoyable long weekend.
Love your doll quilt

Catherine said...

Oh, the tumbler dolls quilt is beautiful...love your fabrics...well done! CAthy

Crispy said...

Wow you have been very productive and how fun to have a quilt started and finished in one day...even if it's a mini, I'm impressed!!

Crispy

Jackie said...

Great weekend! I love that little tumbler quilt, just adorable.

ranette said...

That little doll quilt is just as cute as can be. I'm 3 months behind on my Pies and Tarts. Was your last package a total repeat of fabrics?

Nancy said...

You ARE the busy one -- and what lovely things you have made!

Fiesta said...

Janet I just love the tumbler quilt. You said you machine pieced it? What size were they? It looks spectacular!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow -- that was FAST with that tumbler quilt. It's so pretty!

Lori said...

Oh Janet, it is so cute! You are quite the machine!!!
I really love the green in the 9 patches. Congrats on getting so much accomplished.

Darlene said...

I love the way you play! :-) I keep telling you I'm coming to play with you and someday I will. OK, I can dream!

Meredith said...

Hand quilted in white thread. Love it. I wanted to get quilting this weekend and did do some. Washing fabric sure does take so much time! You sure do get a lot done.

alobsiger said...

Squealing at the teeny tiny tumblers! How wonderful! The Pie & Tarts quilt is so gorgeous! Looks like a great weekend to me!

Janet said...

What a lovely little thimble quilt!! You have such a wonderful variety of fabric in it and I love the quilting. I like your 9 patches as well, they are very pretty.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Those pies looks great all stacked up there.

Love the thimble quilt...very pretty

Vickie E said...

I love that thimble quilt...I want that template!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Cute, cute thimbles. The fabrics are perfect for that!

Kaaren said...

Your thimble quilt is exquisite, Janet! I'm a few posts behind and I just read the one where you 'divulge' a little about yourself. Thank you for sharing some of your personal information.

I've been to Japan several times to teach decorative painting and I'm not at all surprised that you are half Japanese given the quality of your work. The Japanese are meticulous students in any 'craft' they participate in and your work is the epitome of that.

I'm very happy to make your acquaintance, Janet. It's nice to 'see' who we're communicating with.

BIG hugs.

Quilt Hollow said...

Much APPLAUSE!!!!!!!!!!! Dang!

Gwendie said...

You really work fast! The thimble/tumbler quilt is adorable!

What size pies and blocks are you making for that quilt? I can't tell from the pictures and can't find it on her site.


I love your work!

Karen said...

Love the mini tumbler! My box of tumblers is growing.

Karen said...

What a good thing to do with your little scraps. Do you have a doll to cover up with it?

Julia said...

What a lovely little thimble quilt..love it!
You have had a lovely productive weekend..
Can't wait to see your pie and tarts quilt..
Julia ♥

Lorraine said...

Your fabrics look so yummy...I just love the 1800's reproduction prints and can hardly wait to see your finished quilts!

tami said...

I just love your tumbler quilt. One of these days I'm going to make one.

Sherri said...

I sooo love your tumbler quilt!!! I'm going to have to make one one of these days!

Nedra said...

I've been out of town and just now getting caught up on some of my blogs. I loved the post where we can get to know you a little better. You've had a very interesting life.
The latest projects are wonderful!
You hand quilted it just this weekend? wow.

Bunny said...

Your little quilt is adorable. Very creative love it all.

QuiltedSimple said...

You had a VERY productive weekend - love the mini tumbler quilt.
Kris

Eileen said...

oooo.. you are so my kind of girl! This is really the way to live.. have fun when you can.. you'll catch up with everything later. :-D

LOVE the mini tumbler!

Lissa Jane said...

Oh I LOVE the mini tumbler quilt.. I just finished a queen sized one and its my favourite quilt (this week!)
I seen the 'pie quilt' in the flesh yesterday at darling harbour, was almost tempted! almost!