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!

52 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. 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

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

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  6. Amazing - thanks for the inspiration!

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  7. Looks amazing! What a beautiful pincushion.

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  8. 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

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

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

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  11. 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

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

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  13. 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?

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

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

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  16. 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.

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

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

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

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  20. 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!

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  21. Too cute! Will have to make one for myself.

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

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  23. Completely and totally stunning!

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

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  25. It is totally adorable! So great.

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

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

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  28. This is the cutest pincushion ever!!!

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

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

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

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  32. 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

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  33. ooooo so cute! Way to go!!!!

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

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

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  36. 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.

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

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

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  39. It's absolutely perfect and so cute!

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