Saturday, 28 December 2013

FIS Gifts sent

I was thrilled to find that I had to make for Dawnie in the Friends in Stitching swap. I had so many ideas of what to make. At the time I also had a lot of little red 3/8" hexie flowers with no project in mind. A mini quilt in reds and creams!

I loved every minute of making this little quilt. The finished quilt is 10". The only problem I found with making such a small quilt was that the slightest fraction out is magnified. There was quite a lot of reverse sewing! White quilting on dark red fabric was also a challenge.

We also had to send five small gifts to open before Christmas starting with each letter of SANTA. I couldn't resist putting them in a Christmas selvedge pouch!

In fact I loved this mini so much I am using my 1/4" hexie flowers to make myself one. It will be 8" square. I think 2014 may be a year of mini's for me.

I am really enjoying seeing all the Christmas swap gifts sent and received. So many clever bloggers out there!

Susan x

30 comments:

  1. Your mini quilt is adorable .. love it.

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  2. I would have found it so hard to give that beautiful wall hanging away! Are you making your one in the same fabrics? I'm sure Dawnie just loved everything.

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  3. I saw your mini quilt on Dawn's blog. It's gorgeous!! I didn't realise how small the hexies were. Can't imagine making one with smaller ones. That's a challenge. It works so well with the FG fabric. Beautiful quilting.

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  4. wow that is so gorgeous Susan you did such a fantastic job with this swap,well done,on such a beautiful finish.xx

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  5. Gorgeous gift for Dawnie....you have done an amazing job Susan

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  6. That mini is GORGEOUS Susan and SO Dawnie! Perfect hand quilting too. Lovely mini gifts!

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  7. What a gorgeous mini, Susan. Lucky Dawnie!

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  8. I can see why you were so pleased with this gift.... terrific.

    Helen

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  9. Your miniquilt looks so fantastic.

    Have a nice weekend, Manuela

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  10. lucky Dawnie!! Your mini looks gorgeous, I LOVE it and the quilting is so perfect. You have finished it beautifully.
    very pretty decorations too.

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  11. Dwaine must be thrilled with hanger - I know I would be it's Gorgeo

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  12. I just love your little mini quilt it was just gorgeous, I also love some of your other little designs, you give me some ideas for next year

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  13. It's just adorable. I'm sure she loved it! I'd make myself one, too!

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  14. I love your little quilt! Very pretty.

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  15. Love your mini quilt and can see why you would want to repeat this for yourself. Fabulous fussy cutting for the hexies.

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  16. Gorgous! Love mini quilts and this one is so sweet. Will look forward to seeing more in 2014. PS few great free patterns on a http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. that little mini is outstanding work .... wonderful..... no wonder you want one too.... I am still concerned about your sanity though!!! haha.... It looks a lovely parcel...

    Hugz

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  18. That quilt is beautiful...I love mini things so I will watch with interest. I'm still making mini hexi's to make a purse.

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  19. Your mini is amazing. Love all the gifts sent. Hugs......

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  20. I LOVE you Mini and sounds like the Mini Bug has hit :o) hugs and have a great New Year.

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  21. What a delightful gift to send to Dawnie. I know she was thrilled to receive it.

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  22. Minnies - a girl after my own heart (quarter inch hexies? Holee molee!). Your quilt is just beautiful and your gifts too - that little Santa in particular.

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  23. I am sooooo beside myself with this gorgeous wall hanging, and know how hard it would have been for you to part with, which makes even more special. The birdie on my scissor fob and the wall hanging are tuned in with each other know it is is from the same great pefectionist!!!

    thankyou you - I sooooo love it.
    x

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  24. Loooove the hexie quilt...mini's are such fun....lucky Dawnie...

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  25. Just beautiful Susan, perfect colours for Dawnie too

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  26. WOW. Your mini quilt is beautiful, tiny blocks and so perfect!

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  27. A fun year ahead Susan coming up for you with the mini's....look forward to seeing your creations!

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  28. Lots of lovely gifts at your place. Your mini quilt is gorgeous and the white quilting just makes it. I can see why you will make yourself one :)

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  29. it's just beautiful..........Dawnie will love this for sure..............

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