Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Geese Petite

So seriously, since when does a 5" square finish deserve a post all its own? When it's a paper-pieced success, when paper-piecing is not really your thing. When it's a down-right pleasure to stitch up. And even more than that, when it's teeny. And cute. Enough reasons for me.
I saw Kelly/Jeliquilts "A Circle of Geese" pincushion on Pinterest the other day, and I stopped to admire it. To be honest, I had admired it before, but this week I just had to make one too. Kelly told me what I needed to know - that the block pattern was by Piece by Number, and that she had printed the pattern at 33%. So I followed suit.
Using Essex Linen in Stone with little scrappy bits, I did the first quadrant. Believe it or not, it went together flawlessly. Read: easily. I was psyched!
Before long, I had all 4 quadrants done, and stood back in awe. At this point, each square was just under 2". 
I added skinny borders and then hand-stitched around the geese, just as Kelly had. 
For backing I used some green Lizzy House Pearl Bracelets, then filled the pincushion with crushed walnut shells and stitched the opening closed. 
 And there ya go! Dare I say I'm as pleased as can be with this fun little one!

Linking up with Finish It Up Friday!

53 comments:

Francine said...

wow this is simply amazing - well done!!! Love your color choices as well :)

Gill said...

Stunning - I love it!!

Nilya said...

This is really cute and a reason to be proud of!!!

Kristy @ Quiet Play said...

Love it! I love this pattern and you chose the perfect fabrics. I bet it makes you smile every time you use it!

Britt-Inger said...

The pincushion is so lovely and cute. I have made that pattern as a block in a Craftsy class I have followed, and it was so fun and easy to sew.
I think I must make me another pincushion too.
Thanks for sharing your project.
Have a great day

Deb said...

This is just so cute

Patchwork and Play said...

You have done an amazing job of this Debbie! I can imagine it will often make you smile!

artede said...

So cute, I love it!!

Melissa said...

Amazing - thanks for the inspiration!

Izzy said...

Looks amazing! What a beautiful pincushion.

*Cornelia* said...

wow im totally impressed, its totally lovely and cute, and so tiny

wish paper piecing would be something i love, but its so frustrating always lol

Blue.Ridge.Girl said...

So very sweet and pretty!! I have to admit that I am one of those odd ducks who actually really likes paper piecing :o)

Adrianne said...

Debbie this is just adorable - your paper piecing looks absolutely perfect and the fabric choices are spot on! Well done!

Lorna McMahon said...

This little pincushion is not only deserving of a post all it's own... It's totally share worthy! Hope you don't mind if I share it with a link back on my facebook page at http://facebook.com/sewfreshquilts.

Perfectly precise paper piecing petiteness!
Lorna:)
http://sewfreshquilts.blogspot.com

CityHouseStudio said...

Adorable! Now I have to make one, too!!!!

Katie said...

that is adorable

Kelsey said...

That paper piecing is sooo tiny! You did a great job. I love that the hand stitching matches your backing. Where so you usually buy crushed walnuts from?

Ellyn said...

this is so fabulous. I loved watching it come together on instagram.

Leanne said...

I love it, tiny piecing is surprising to do. So much cuteness and once you get the swing of it not that hard.

Brenda said...

very nice. I printed out that circle of geese at 100 per cent, but still couldn't convince myself to try it. Paper piecing doesn't agree with me.

Brenda said...

very nice. I printed out that circle of geese at 100 per cent, but still couldn't convince myself to try it. Paper piecing doesn't agree with me.

Heather D. said...

Super cute Debbie!

Leila said...

Just as perfect as can be! Beautiful/tiny work! :)

Tammy said...

Ohh that is gorgeous.

SIMPLESEW said...

I made this at 100% for Do Good stitches and it got rave reviews. this is precious.

Tina Craig said...

Great job, Debbie! That tiny paper piecing is right up my alley! I'd rather make tiny blocks than big ones any day.

Kelly said...

It looks fabulous Debbie!

Katy Cameron said...

Very cute :o) I made a mini one of these recently for a friend's 50th birthday pressie wall hanging, I loved how fast it came together!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Too cute! Will have to make one for myself.

QBee said...

Just adorable!

Paula said...

So cute. I think I too will have to make one of these, it really is a lovely block and totally adorable in miniature

Adrienne @ Chezzetcook Modern Quilts said...

so great! Absolutely worth a solo post!

Heidi Staples said...

Completely and totally stunning!

claudia said...

So. Way. Cool! You make me want to do a paper pieced thing or two now.

jeifner said...

It is totally adorable! So great.

Rachel said...

Super cute!

MariQuilts said...

It's absolutely adorable!!

Kirsten said...

Just love this little pinnie! Definitely on my "to do " list:)

Stephanie @ Quarter Incher said...

LOVE!

2paw said...

Wow, that's so cute and so clever. I love the rainbow geese!!

Denise Russell said...

This is the cutest pincushion ever!!!

Audrey Matlock said...

So sweet! I just printed the pattern and am off to pick fabrics for my own! Thanks for sharing!

Lynne said...

Oh. My. Gosh! I want one !!!!

Jeannie said...

That looks so cool and I am so going to make one.hah.ah.a.ha.Thanks!!

Carla said...

Wonderful!

MaterialGirlQuilts said...

Debbie I love this so much! Now you are making me want to make one myself. It certainly deserves its own post by the way ;-)
Amanda

Cathy said...

ooooo so cute! Way to go!!!!

Lynn F said...

The colours, fabric choices, hand stitching...it is all amazing.

Nicole said...

I'm a big fan of teeny tiny things and this one is adorable!

FlourishingPalms said...

It's so danged cute! And how adorable would it be to sew it into a clutch?! Guess you've got me thinking about clutches now.

feelincrafty said...

This is fantastic! I love making patterns tiny! :) I really do love this. Hope you are having a great weekend!

Erica said...

Gorgeous! I love tiny quilt blocks, they are so cute :)

Susan said...

It's absolutely perfect and so cute!