Hello everyone! I keep being reminded that there are only so many weeks left until Christmas and that means I have lots to do! Among them is a Nordic mini quilt and some other stuff such as BOM’s and QAL’s. I’m so good at starting new projects but terrible at finishing them. I know I’m not the only one (right?).
So, is anyone interested in a Nordic Mini-Quilt Along? I think the only way I might get this one finished is if I include you all in it! Here’s what one block looks like:
I love that little star! And by little, I mean 4 1/4″ finished! That center red square is 1/4″. I am enjoying the challenge of working with such a small scale, but the pressing of seams is driving me crazy! It’s not easy to press 1/2″ of seam allowance into a 1/4″ of space.
I’ve decided to work in a miniature scale, and I am going to make this a row-style quilt. I’ll post the instructions for each row as I go along. This will be pretty informal, but the plan is to have it finished by December 1. Are you with me?
Some of the other stuff I’ve been working on is the finishing of El’s Kitchen BOM. I’ve got one more block to make and then I will put the sashing on.
I couldn’t resist the Sew Sweet Simplicity Block of the Month by Jacquelynne Steves. I’m using up some old Bonnie & Camille fabric which will be perfect for a little baby girl:
I decided to add my own applique center and I’m going to keep it the same for each block. I loved making this one!
I also made a quick gift for a baby shower, a portable changing pad.
It has flannel on the inside and a pocket to hold a few diapers and wipes. It folds up into a cute little clutch.
I used fusible fleece and waterproof lining (Pul) in between the layers. It fastens shut with a little Velcro. Super easy to make!
A little bit of bias binding around the edges finishes it off.
I’ve already had a request for a tutorial for this one, so I’ll add that to my list. For now, I’m working on the Nordic mini quilt. I’ll be back soon with more on that one.
Have a great day!