Monday, November 15, 2010

Design Wall Monday, 11/15

I got quite a bit done on Sunday after going through my scraps and cutting the strip sets for the Radiant Star quilt.

I prepped my binders for the Super Secret Quilt and the Midget Mania blocks.

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Then, I quilted the Bento Box quilt and attached the binding all by machine. I did bury the threads and hand stitched a label on. I am going to delivery it to a co-worker today.

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I also made my first Midget Block - block #1, but I think that it is a little big. I thought that they were supposed to finish at 4" and this one is larger than that. I think that I am going to re-make the block using regular quilting methods and not paper piecing. As nice as the points are with the paper piecing, I don't think that grid ended up at the right size. I will have to look into it a little more.

Edited to add - The blocks should finish at 4.5" so I am OK with this blocks. I think that I will need to use the much thinner paper piecing paper to print out the paper pieced blocks. I had some issues with getting the paper off of this one when I was done sewing it.

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My co-worker has a dog, too, and I thought that she would get a kick out of him sniffing the quilt for the smells from my dogs. They approved of the quilt and enjoyed rolling around on it a little.

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27 comments:

Kate said...

The Bento Box quilt turned out great.

"Lois Grebowski" said...

that turned out great! You are just rocking along...

Tamera said...

The Bento Box is lovely!

QuiltSwissy said...

I love bento boxes. And yes, dogs make everything better. Did you know that peopel who have dogs have 3 times less probablyity of having a heart attack, and if you do, 7 times the probability of surviving it??

glen

orchidlover said...

Love the Bento Box quilt.

If you use a smaller stitch length that will help with paper removal. Also wetting the paper at the seam should work if you are still having problems.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Jackie said...

l love the accuracy of paper piecing. Give it a try again. It's not fun to remove the paper but it is easier with a smaller stitch length. To me the accuracy is well worth it.

Pattilou said...

I love that Bento Box quilt--after I did one that didn't mix them up I saw one like yours and now I want to try it. Yours has some really nice mixtures of different fabrics and the colors blend so well.

Bonnie said...

Bento Box looks great -- nice color choices. I may have to try one in those lovely browns... your dogs are cute.

Zany Quilter said...

That bento box turned out very nice. I like the brown and blue combo--they match the pups! I think they think you should keep the quilt for yourself ;-D

Michelle said...

I LOVE that Bento Box, and all the colors in it. Your coworker will love it. If it isn't loved, just go ahead and ship it to ME!
Have a great week!

Peg said...

What a gorgeous quilt - I wouldn't mind rolling around on something like that, too!!! Blessings, Peg

Teaquilts said...

Great projects. Good that you started the midgit blocks. I've been saving the patterns but haven't made a block yet.

Chris said...

I love the Bento Box. Perfect colors.

Regina said...

I actually printed my midget block - does that count??? I am still trying to figure out what fabrics I want to use on it. LOVE the Bento Box!!!

Denise :) said...

The midget block is darling! So are the dogs! :)

Becky said...

Love the Bento Box. I've been sorting fabric to do one with browns and creams. Yours gives me an idea how that will look.

Stray Stitches said...

Beautiful Bento Box quilt - especially love the color combination. Maisy and Max are adorable as always!!

Cherie in St Louis said...

I love the color choices you made for the Bento Box quilt. Your dogs are adorable :)

elizabeth said...

JILL YOU NEVER HAVE A DULL QUILT. I LOVE THIS ONE A LOT. I REALLY CANT WAIT TO MAKE ONE OF MY OWN USING THE FABRICS I TOLD YOU ABOUT. A LIGHTER PAPER AND SMALLER STICHES MIGHT HELP WITH THE PAPER PIECING...AT LEAST THAT IS WHAT I HAVE HEARD AT THE LQS...WOULDNT YOU JUST LOVE TO BE AT YOUR CO-WORKERS HOUSE WHEN HER DOG(S) SMELL YOUR DOGS JUST TO SEE HOW IT (THEY) REACT...HEY IF YOUR CO-WORKER DOESNT LIKE THE QUILT, I KNOW SOMEONE THAT WILL :D....LOL..HAPPY QUILTING..CANT WAIT TO SEE WHAT YOU MAKE NEXT.. MY HATS OFF TO YOU I WOULDNT EVEN TRY TO MAKE THAT SMALL OF BLOCKS.....

Deanna said...

Paper Piecing *shudder*. That is one bridge I have not crossed and am not sure I want to.

Jennifer said...

Thought I posted this morning, but I guess not...the bento box looks great! Hope your co-worker loved it.

Libby said...

Beautiful Bento Box!!

Linda said...

Oh, your Bento Box is wonderful...I love it. You have definitely convinced me to make one scrappy. The pups like it too!

Infinity Quilter/Knitter said...

The Bento box quilt looks fabulous. Forgot about you doing those midget blocks. Have fun!

Kristie said...

Love your Bento Box! Those fabrics look very CLASSY! It sure looks like it meets the approval of your little babies!
Kristie

Babs said...

Love the Bento box! It's even prettier all finished than the other pictures. Wish I'd gotten to see in person all done!
:)

quiltin cntrygrl said...

The Bento box is very nice. I will have to catch up on the midget mania blocks. I think I have them all downloaded. As always the pups are adorable