Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Small and Smaller and Smallest?

This month's mini for our Sew Small Guild is the Carpenter's Wheel.  I've been planning on making this one for a few months.  I sat and sewed these the week after New Year's, and loved making them.

First, all three together:

I just wanted to give perspective of the different sizes, before showing each one individually.   The small one is 16 inches.

 The smaller one is 8 inches.

 The smallest one is 4 inches.

The fun part is that I used my own hand-dyed fabrics for the two colors in each quilt.  The background fabric is a batik left over from another project.

I can't wait to see what the members of the guild come up with.  Annette came up with this Feathered Star for her half-square triangle project.  I absolutely love, love, love this!  She is blogging about it here.  Go to the bottom of the page to see her updates about the mini guild.  I think the quilting first caught my eye, but I also love blue and the fabrics tell a winter story don't they?

I recently attended Handi Quilter shop owner training.  I don't own a shop, but I train new owners of Handi Quilter longarm machines.  I learned so much, and it has revived my excitement for longarm quilting.  There is so much to be done on these machines.  I hope to share more over time. Thanks for joining me on my journey today.

Keep on Sewing!


  1. Wonderful!! But the smallest one does NOT do justice to your wonderful hand-dyed green!! Glad to hear you are excited about longarm quilting again!! Sometimes we just need to be renewed, don't we!! :-))

  2. Thanks, Kris! It was so fun dying the fabric, and fun to see the result in a quilt. Of course, with something so small, I didn't use much. I'll have to make something else with it too. And yes, being renewed helps a lot. Now I just need more of that elusive element.....time!

  3. Beautiful dyed fabrics, Tammy. You know I love the tiny one best!
    Wow, Annette's feathered star is gorgeous!!


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