Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Some Small Finishes


I just recently finished two small projects.  I realized that it is so much fun to quilt small things.  :) 

One of those projects is the pillows which were a gift for Mrs. Fox.  She was Panda Man's preschool teacher this year, and is absolutely fabulous.  So I made her quilted fox and chevron pillows. 

One side is the cute fox print.  It is from the Walk in the Woods line by Aneela Hoey. 


And the other side was a fun chevron print.  It is the Remix Chevron by Ann Kelle. 


The nice thing was that I found both of these prints in the clearance section at a local quilt shop.  Panda Man even made a cute fox card to go with the gifts, and I found a stamp and note cards to complete the set. 


I am pleased to say that Mrs. Fox LOVED all of the fox goodies. 


The other item I finished is this cute mini/doll quilt.  It finishes at 16 x 20 inches and fits perfectly on my doll bed. 

I made the quilt top to show the three layers of a quilt at a display earlier this month.  I love finishing things so much that it was hard for me to leave it like this for the display. 


I used a special quilting ruler to create the dogwood quilting design.  My ruler was the perfect size for these 2 inch finished squares.  (I used my sit down quilting machine, Princess, to quilt this mini.)


I love how it turned out, but don't know if I would do the same thing on a larger project. 


I think I like the back even more than the front. 


If you have any questions about quilting with rulers, you really should check out Amy's Free Motion Mondays for this month (May 2014).  She has a lot of ideas, and even talks about ruler feet for regular sewing machines. 

Sometimes it is really nice to have a couple quick finishes. 

XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I will be linking up with Free Motion Monday (a ruler series), Let's Bee Social, Needle and Thread Thursday, and Can I Get a Whoop Whoop. The links are all on my side bar.  Plus, I will link up with Finish it up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts

20 comments:

  1. Your quilting is gorgeous. It finishes the doll perfectly.
    Lin

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  2. Cute teacher gift idea and I love the quilt motif you used on your doll quilt : )

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  3. The fox print pillows are very cute and, love the dogwood quilting, very nice work.:)
    Do you do your quilting on a regular sewing machine?

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  4. Your doll quilts are so cute. I have made a few for my grand daughters and they love them. Fun to use them as a practice piece that will be appreciated!
    Cheri
    NannyMakesit89(at)yahoo.com

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  5. You know how much I love those fox pillows. And the card, notes and stamp were a nice addition to what is a perfect gift. Now about that adorable doll quilt.... I am sew impressed with the quilting. That turned out absolutely amazing!

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  6. The pillows are very cute, Jasmine! Great gift idea for Mrs. Fox! The doll quilt is so cute and the quilting looks wonderful! Gotta love those rulers! :)

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  7. Oh I LOVE those pillows!!! Cute little trim on the chevron side for the opening-very clever :-) I bet Mrs. Fox just loved all the coordinating gifts. And the doll quilt, what an awesome job of the ruler work-of course you had to finish it-good for you!!

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  8. Your quilting is looking amazing! How was it using the templates. I plan on getting one not sure which ones. I love fast finishes too1

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  9. Quick finishes are very satisfying. The fox pillows are really cute. I love the quilting on your little doll quilt. When the right quilt comes along I'm sure you'll be happy to pull out the ruler again even if it's a larger project.

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  10. The quilting on the mini is fantastic. And I just love it when handmade gifts are received well. Congratulations on some lovely finishes!

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  11. Sometimes small projects take more time than larger ones. The quilting on your doll quilt is outstanding. I love it. The pillows are lovely and the card is simply adorable. She's a lucky teacher.

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  12. The dogwod quilting pattern is just delightful, sets off the fabric colours beautifully. I must give that one a go!

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  13. Pretty colour choices on the doll quilt

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  14. I love the quilting design you used for the doll quilt! And it does look even better on the back.

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  15. great job with the templates. Lovely little quilt

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  16. I'm a little late to say thanks for linking up! You did a great job with that quilting. Sweet little quilt too. I've got a prize for you.....

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  17. What is that tool you are using? Your quilting looks so pretty and flawless :)

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  18. I see you do follow Amy! I also like knowing that the orange peel design can be done using rulers. Got to try that one!

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  19. Perfect post to rejuvinate under our ruler theme Jasmine. I bought one similar to this while at HMQS and am inspired to use it now! PS: THe fox set is A D O R A B L E!

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