Friday, May 11, 2012

Finished: Circle of Geese Pezzy Print Mini Quilt

Circle of Geese Pezzy Print Mini Quilt

Taadaa! Turned out pretty cute, right? Pezzy Prints are so cheerful. They just can't help it. I did a little stitching in the ditch to quilt it as well as some straight line echoing with my walking foot. I cut some Pezzy Print charm squares in half and sewed them end to end to make 2.5" binding. I sewed it onto the front with a 1/4" seam. I would have preferred to sew it on with a wider seam, but I would have squashed points. All in all, it's a really cute 12.5" block turned mini quilt.

I drew the lucky number and won two free yards of fabric from Remnants here in Austin thanks to this little paper piecing adventure. You can take a go at it yourself by using the free template.

My other finish for today is another Summer Sampler Series block. This is the Six Pointed Star block. I decided not to make the string quilt version. 

This block is going towards a charity quilt from the Austin Modern Quilt Guild. I wasn't really happy with the first block I made to donate. I liked the fabric that I used, but I wished that I had put more effort into the design of the block. I had a bit of an epiphany at that point. Just because it's for charity doesn't mean that it shouldn't be your very best work. You should love what you make even if it's being donated to someone you don't know. 

Since then, my donation blocks take just as high a priority as the things I make for myself or loved ones. I pulled yellow charm squares from my piles of color wheel charm square swap fabric to make this yellow block, and I'm very pleased with the way it turned out. I starched everything as I went, and this block could stand up straight and walk away on its own if it wanted. 

I hope you have a weekend of starching and sewing ahead of you! I'm linking up with Quilt Matters, Under the Table and Dreaming, Canoe Ridge Creations, and Sew Happy Geek.

UndertheTableandDreaming {Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations


  1. Claire, I LOVE your mini! Those pezzy prints are adorable! Well done! So glad you linked up to TGIFF!

  2. Yep...I am over from TGIFF...Great work on the paper piecing...I am yet to try my hand at it. Something small like this might be just the thing. Was it very difficult?

  3. Love your thoughts abut donation quilts/blocks!! Your blocks are perfection!

  4. Thank you for what you said about charity quilts. It really bugs me when I see some of the donation quilts that come from my guild.....stuff that NOBODY would want to have in their home. I decided long ago the only quilt worth donating is the one you want to keep for yourself. And I would want to keep ALL of yours. Beautiful work.

  5. Squeee! What a cute little circle of geese!