The weather this week has been glorious and tempted me to be outside as much as possible. Quilting time has been greatly decreased, but soon the snow will fly and there will be lots (too much) indoor time.
I did finish Sewcialites block #2 called Tussy Mussy by in Susan Ache. I enjoyed using up some small pieces from the 2" scrap box to make this on point block. It doesn't have a "co-ordinated" look, but it makes me happy!
But what made me even happier was using up the tiny leftover baby HSTs I made while sewing this block. Whenever possible before cutting off block corners, I sew a second seam and cut between the stitching lines, which gives me bonus tiny blocks. In this case they were trimmed up to be 1.5" (1" finished).
These little pieces turned into a little coaster. To give a sense of the scale, this is the variegated green Aurifil thread I used for the quilting... almost as big as the coaster!
I enjoyed hand binding the mini quilt in the sunshine and took a ridiculous photo of the little quilted gem clipped to the tree in the front yard. The leaves are a beautiful golden colour and the sky was a pretty blue.
And one last shot of this new finish already doing it's job as a coaster!
Finished size: 4.5" x 4.5"
Linking up to Rainbow Scrap Challenge and the Table Scraps Challenge
Cute green block but the little coaster steals the show. WOW! So tiny, so adorable! Love it! ;^)
Fun block for the Sewcialites' project, and I love the little coaster made from the leftovers, too! Perfect with your mug and plant in that photo!
I love that cute little mug rug you made with the scraps. The Tussy Mussy block looks terrific!
The block is pretty but that little mug rug is the most.
I'm not very good about sewing that extra line of stitching to get a baby HST, and I'm even worse about using them if I do make them. Your coaster is adorable.
Cute block. Perfect size for looking after your cuppa.
Beautiful project and love the shot of it with the tree. The last shot reminds me I really need to water and repot my plant that looks exactly like that! (Well, the cat might have chewed a few of my leaves!)
Adorable quilted coaster, Kathy!! I share your joy in using small bonus HSTs. Thanks for joining the TABLE SCRAPS Link Party!
Well, that's a great block AND a cute itty-bitty coaster! Way to go using up your tiny HSTs!
Hi Kathy, what a wonderful little coaster. I love your picture of it in the tree :-) Take care.
What a cute little coaster! Made cleverly with that two seam trick. Congrats!
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