Thursday, May 21, 2015

Keeping it real....

Well, that was interesting, to say the least!

Your response has so encouraged me to continue 

blogging....

InstaGratification IG will take a back seat for now.

And in an effort to keep it real....


here's the mess I'm making ...



in the process of re-creating 

the "My Small World" quilt.

Scraps are perfect because there are some small 

pieces used...



this little pinwheel finishes at 2.5", including the 

seam allowance.

Rather than using some of the suggested templates, 

I am enjoying the challenge of calculating easier 

construction methods....


This is the stage I am at....

(Do you have your sunglasses ready?)



the first panel is complete!

Is anyone else out there making the "My Small 

World" quilt?

I'd love to share more of my shortcuts with you, if 

anyone is interested...

Happy sewing!

SUZ

38 comments:

  1. What a lovely start. I love this pattern although I am not sure it is really my kind of quilt. It sure is perfect for scraps.

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  2. You have been busy, I don't know how many panels there are but it already looks half finished :) I like to work out shortcuts as you have done, especially when machine piecing such small blocks, I think it makes them more accurate. I'm impatient for my copy of Quiltmania to arrive now, so I'm trying to get a few things finished (or closer to finishing) so I will be ready to start playing.

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  3. Well, I missed the last post, sorry! But I do comment so I know you weren't cranky at me! I find it hard to keep up with it all - often I go a few days not looking at IG and can only go back so far before I start to go crazy. I love blogs though and usually see all posts and comment on a select few. I get pretty annoyed when I leave a nice big comment and the blogger doesn't acknowledge it (I'm not talking about a 'oh that's beautiful' simple comment, I'm talking about meaty ones). It's rude and really, in this day and age of decreasing comments, it's suicide. My comments are down in volume too, but I still reply to them and am very grateful when anyone takes time out of their busy days to leave me a few lines. Makes me smile still after all these years!

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  4. Oh darn it !.... now I have to take a look at that Quilt Pattern :-) it's all your fault Suz! and I would just happen to have a box of scraps begging to be made into something! Glad to hear you will be continuing Blogging and I think you have encouraged the rest of us to be more active on our own Blogs.

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  5. Just discovered your blog. I too am making the small world quilt. Love shortcuts, I have just started the first panel and my room is also full of piles of scraps everywhere!

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  6. Oh wow, what a wonderful design. Your projects is so pretty.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  7. Anything Jen makes is great in my opinion! Great vibrant start to your quilt - lots of people (on IG) seem to be making this one! Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

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  8. well I had to go back to your last post and wow you did get some comments.......some interesting thoughts..........so pleased you sticking with blogging.......as far as the internet goes blogging is probably getting pretty old but nothing has replaced it.....nothing has the same style of interraction as blogging......pleased your sticking with it........
    goodluck with your quilt.......i'm not making that one.......

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  9. I love the quiet up the top, loud at the bottom style. But such weenie pieces!!

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  10. That is such a great quilt, I hadn't heard of it before. See, if you'd stopped blogging I would never have known about it. :) I love how your going really scrappy with your version and I love that green fabric in the second last photo, it's the best shade of green.

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  11. I haven't seen the small world quilt, but it looks like fun and really, really small (pieces, that is).

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  12. This is very cool! I'm intrigued by this pattern, even though I started on the patchwork city so will stick with that as my ongoing project. But I'll enjoy watching yours grow!

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  13. That is an eye-popping use of scraps! And the tiny pieces....oh my.

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  14. I hadn't seen this pattern before either. The scrappiness and variety of sizes is very attractive. I look forward to your progress.

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  15. OK - I must have missed it but what is the "My Small World" quilt? Don't think I've see this one. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  16. Lovely and brave to worm out short cuts! Sue

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  17. Love this quilt, especially patchwork city. I would love to know the pattern, especially with all of the scraps I have. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. I love it! And I will be working on this quilt soon so the tips are greatly appreciated :)

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  19. This is going to be so cute! I can't believe how small some of the blocks are! Wow! You don't just need sunglasses - how about a magnifying glass!

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  20. Please dont stop blogging! I read only a select few bloggers as time has to be managed but I always read yours and I love your work. That feather quilt - Love it and give me the chance and I'll make it! One day!.....

    I love clicking into your emails to find out what youve been up to. Sorry I dont comment often but I'm still here - reading-smiling-looking-wishing I was more of an artist and a quilter.....
    Warm Regards
    Di.

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  21. Your quilt is looking wonderful, its a great way to use up your scraps.

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  22. So cute! I'm still waiting for the magazine to reach New Zealand - hopefully any day now :-)

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  23. I am so very glad you are sticking around, sure enjoy your blog!

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  24. I'm still waiting on my magazine to arrive. The tiny piecing has me a bit scared.

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  25. Great news you will continue to blog😄
    Please share your shortcuts for the quilt as its on my to do list when my magazine arrives . Thank you for sharing . Enjoy your day 😏

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  26. How can anyone work with scraps and not make a mess!
    Love seeing the first panel of your quilt. Coming up with short cuts is smart thinking. Some patterns do take the hard road!

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  27. Just found your blog, love it.
    On Sept. 29 2014 you had a quilt called Shelburne Tarton (no. 4). Do you have and idea where I can find this pattern? Love scrappy quilts.

    Thanks

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  28. Not doing the quilt alone but will certainly enjoy watching from the sidelines. You have a good start.

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  29. Yes I'm going to be sewing along, if my copy of the magazine ever arrives! Yes I'd love you to share your thoughts, and shortcuts.

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  30. I'll be sewing along with you in spirit, Susan. Your project is going to be so cute!

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  31. I absolutely adore this pattern - and the start you've made on it!

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  32. I absolutely adore this pattern - and the start you've made on it!

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  33. I'm waiting for my book to arrive then I'll think about starting this. I love how yours is looking so far.

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  34. How very interesting! I haven't seen this one, though obviously you struck a chord... based on all the comments! I love using scraps, so it's fun to see this unique way of doing so. Keep going! I bet it's going to be fabulous!

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  35. I am interested! Your pic on Ig was the first time I'd seen this. My magazine came a few days ago. This is the most I've ever paid for a single pattern:). You know, when I make a quilt a song comes into my head and I either play it over and over in my head or on my iPod. When I saw yours my song came to me, Quiet City by Aaron Copeland. Now that I have my inspiration I can't wait to start! Please share your shortcuts!!!!!

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  36. I'm living vicariously through you as you make your way through the Small World quilt. I have the magazine with the pattern, but for now I am being good and trying not to start anything new. I love your progress.

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  37. I have already decided I'm fusing the little petals, not doing needle turn applique. Do you think I'll get a visit from the quilt police? Your choices are perfect!

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