Saturday, October 27, 2012

Small Quilts Finished

I have three small quilts to share today. The first is called Mountain Trail and it was a QAL headed by Lori of Humble Quilts. It went together pretty quickly for me and I enjoyed every step the process. However - those two black logs stand out like sore thumbs to my eye - but it's too late to change it now!

I've wanted to make a spool quilt for years and years, so I finally did it after being inspired by a project in a recent issue of Primitive Quilts & Projects. I didn't use their pattern or instructions, but did it my own way. The blocks measure 3" square.


And here is a scrappy little one I made using lots of half square triangles. These blocks are 2" square.

I have another small quilt pieced and sandwiched, but haven't been able to get it quilted yet, so I hope to share that with you soon.

Yesterday I took a break from my own projects and helped DD#2 make a dragon costume for her little guy to wear on Halloween - it was fun to do and he looks so dang dute in it! Hope I can get some pictures of him to share later.

26 comments:

annie said...

I like these too!

Maureen said...

All three little quilts are fabulous! I didn't notice the black logs until you mentioned it. Like how you did the border on only two sides.

Doniene said...

Gayle, just found your blog through Maureen! Absolutely adore your little quilts!!! I, too, did Mountain Trail, but have been waiting to quilt it - did you machine or hand quilt yours (I couldn't tell for sure from the photo) But I love the simplicity of it!! I have a ton of left over triangles - so your little HST quilt has inspired me!!

Looking forward to "getting to know you better"!!

Blessings

Barb said...

Your quilts are just wonderful!

Julia said...

Gayle, all your quilts looks great. It would take me for ever to quilt them by hand. I've never tried quilting with the sewing machine yet. Maybe when I retire I'd like to try it on a very small doll quilt perhaps.
Have a great weekend.
JB

Janet O. said...

Oh, Gayle, I love them all! Mountain Trail looks great! I hadn't noticed the black, either, until you mentioned it.
I've never made a spool block--this is so cute.
And I may have to try your HST creation--I've got a bunch of them that need a home.
Wonderful work!

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow, that's a lot of work there! They all look great, I really like the spool one!

merumo said...

Fabulous finishes!

Laurel said...

Love your little quilts - every one!

Lori said...

Fantastic little trio of quilts Gayle! The unexpected strips of black makes it look like an authentic antique!!

Nedra said...

It always feels so good to have one finish, let alone 3! Nice job!

Barbara J said...

Love all the quilts you've been doing! Just fabulous!

Kindred Quilts said...

Hi Gayle... found you via Humble Quilts. Love your Mountain Trail and your other little quilts! My kind of colors! Will visit again!

libbyquilter said...

all of these are really sweet~!

i think that my little Mountain Trails quilt had a a few fabrics that stood out too . . . just like a real vintage/antique scrap quilt~!!~

:-)
libbyQ

Béa said...

Love your three little quilts !

msufans said...

I love your three little quilts too! And the black strips aren't even noticable - I had to look again after you talked about them. No worries.
The half square triangles one is my favorite one. Love, love, love half square triangle quilts.

LuAnn said...

Those little quilts are just adorable. I really like your setting for the Mountain Trail.

Quilter Kathy said...

Adorable minis...love all of them!

Gayle said...
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Danice said...

All 3 are beautiful, Gayle. I especially love the spools quilt :)

marian said...

Gayle, your quilts are adorable..i love them all!! i also joined in with Lori's QAl and decided to make two mini trails..what FUN :)))
cheers...Marian

audrey said...

Love your little quilts! Beautiful, esp. the little spools.:)

Cheryl said...

Love all three little quilts, but the one with 2" HSTs is my favorite!

Kim said...

Lovely, I like the black logs they add character :0). Nicely done.

Happy Sewing

Gayle Bong said...

I like them little quilts too. I just finished a big top of the little triangles quilt. Was thinking of doing a mini spools too. I have wall space to fill with a gallery of minis.
If you want to disguise those black strips a bit you could always scribble over it with a light colored pencil. It works fine for a mini. I've colored over tooo much white in fabric. It works great.

katyquilts said...

I love your little quilts!