Little letters quilt

Little letters quilt is ready for baby snuggles..

Blocks in this quilt being sharp and square, I tried to soften the look by rounding the corners. A bright blue bias tape with orange fruits and white flowers was so attractive that I fell hard for it.

It is my first time trying bias binding on a quilt. I followed this tutorial. The step where bias tape is set in place around the corners by pressing with an iron was very helpful. This allowed the bias tape to settle in without any resistance.

Since the alphabets wanted to keep every bit of attention for themselves, I left them alone and did a simple stitch-in-ditch quilting in the sashing. And the borders are slightly different widths on different sides.

Pattern for this quilt is available on Temecula Quilt Co. blog.

Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Thank you for stopping by! ( ' u ' )


a month of minis

We had unusual visitors in February, four friendly turkeys took to sleeping in the trees in our neighbors yard, but in the morning, they stretch their legs, hop and skip to places they are not supposed to be in. I made a Turkey tracks block to remember these guests.

This is my first block using a feedsack print, I am hesitantly dipping into more of these feedsacks I got from friends. 

Amanda created a lovely tutorial for this Hashtag block. I changed the name to peek-a-boo as a little yellow chick and her fluffy friends were bent on playing hide and seek.

A fly is bothering this deer so early in the morning.. eek! what a pest! 

Friendship block in browns and blues is a free pattern @ sentimentalstitches.net in Midget blocks section.

Mouse family is tired of cold, they are sailing to a far away tropical place where sunshine and cheese crackers can be found in plenty year around.. lucky lucky mice!

I keep making transportation blocks in one form or other, with a faint hope to escape this cold myself!

Mr. Pig is out picking flowers in the pine tree forest. 

Old maid is puzzled why her chores are never ending.. she is miffed that a pile of broken dishes is also waiting to be cleaned up so late in the day!!

Bear is looking jolly, he has great plans to go on a hike and gather pot full of honey.

Rabbit wants to know if having two carrots with cake and ice cream on the side can be counted as balanced diet?

Most of the blocks are from Susan Briscoe's '130 mini quilt blocks'. I am also using '500 quilt blocks' book by Lynne Goldsworthy and Kerry green, adjusting measurements to make them into small size. I adore this book and starting to refer to it often. It is a must have on any quilt lover's book shelf.

Wish you a Happy new month! ( ' u ' )