Lumimarja {quilting}

Friday, 18 January 2013

I am usually one to disregard instructions and jump right in on the basis that I will work it out in the end. Maybe motherhood has changed me, napping slots are just too short, but I decided to try out a section of my new pattern.. Also I only had a tiny bit of cream fabric. And ta dah! here is the tiniest of pincushion.  

Note the carefully chosen pins to match the colour scheme!

I have never done HTS quilting before. And now that I sort of know how to do it, you are definitely going to see more of them!





- Pattern: My own, available here (the white box)
- Fabric: all Kona solids, except the cream which is from my Lumimarja fabric
- Result: I love the colour scheme, I think it works really well. I think the full pattern would make a wonderful play mat for Baby MiH, he loves contrasting colours at the moment!




I cut everything in a bigger size, so it was easier to make the triangles, and only downsized when it came to the piecing. Each square was 1x1 inch... The smallest project I have ever made (may ever make). However it is great practice, I really had to pay attention to what I was doing (again something I am not necessarily good at). 



Sometimes with pictures, you don't necessarily realise the scale of the project. And yes this is only a couple of inches. 

Linking up to Finishing up Friday and TGIFF today. And guess who is hosting TGIFF next week, yes that would be me! So get all your lovely projects finished (ok one would do), and post them on Friday HERE - I will even post in the morning... Although can someone have a chat with Baby MiH about mornings so it can actually happen?? 

18 comments:

  1. Wow, that is some teensy HSTs! Gorgeous Nat.

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  2. This is very cute! Nothing says quilty like HSTs.

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  3. Love the pin cushion. Can't wait to see the full sized version.

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  4. Lovely pincushion - a playmat would be lovely in this. (Try scheduling your post for Fri am, which you can do anytime if morning are tricky)

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  5. eeeep - so cute! Love the colours :-D

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  6. Love your colour scheme, the playmat to be will be wonderful!

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  7. Very nice and tiny - assuming your play quilt won't be made of 1" squares??? I have a project I want to finish this week - your linky party will hopefully be good motivation!

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  8. Gorgeous pincushion and a lovely colour combination :)

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  9. The pinnie is gorgeous and HSTs are the best- so versatile and I don't even mind trimming them.

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  10. Such cute tiny triangles - love the pincushion. I also love your quilt design - you should definitely make it up when you have a chance.

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  11. Oh how I love HST's! You could say it is an addiction - although I don't think I've ever made anything as petite as your pincushion - what a beautiful labour of love! I've just designed a HST quilt top as a free pattern on my blog, if you ever feel the need to make an HST quilt!

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  12. Those sure are teeny-tiny HSTs. :) Hey - Scott put a hook up for me, so I got your knit baubles strung up and hung. They look really great there and make me smile. Thank you again, Nat. I put a couple shots up today so you could see: http://whatahootquilts.blogspot.com/2013/01/boms-away-21-jan-beach-walk-and-baubles.html

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  13. Oh, adorable + functional little puffy things! You really bring out the urge in me to sew. The colour coordinated pins made me giggle (no idea why!)

    P.s Allow me to flaunt (hah) my tiny Finnish vocabulary: Lumi=Snow; Marja=berry. :D

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  14. Wow is so tiny... I love tiny pincushions. It is beautiful.

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  15. Baby blue is always so smart with chocolate brown! You have such a great eye for colors and patterns. Baby's crown prince of your realm, LOL! Do try to get some rest as one can easily get rundown while being a new mum. You're a very important person in his life.

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