Tiny tree sew along by Temecula Quilt Co.

I tried to resist, because life is so busy at this time of year...and I actually wanted to make the Bonnie Hunter Mystery quilt!
I was nearly a week behind when I started making the Tiny Tree blocks in Temecula Quilt Co sew along. But one afternoon I carved out the time and got six blocks made in the one sitting - the unfinished blocks are 2 3/4" square.  While I love little blocks I still struggle with getting them perfect.  But this time I spray starched all my scraps then cut the pieces out...and hey presto it works -sewing perfect points was easy, so after years of chasing that elusive golden rule for perfection in mini quilts = starch!
 I made the next three blocks...and remade the first block, because the contrast was terrible.  Another few days flew by before I was able to sew again, and I was able to finish all the blocks.  It is just so unrealistic to think I was going to be able to sew each day, but I got there!  
I am still holding out hope I can do half the required blocks for Bonnies mystery quilt, but the biggest thing holding me back is the fabric.  I have to dig deep in the stash and might need to change a few colours to line up with what I already have in my stash.
This is the wall hanging flimsy completed, there was some unpicking required and still unhappy about the side triangles!  I had accepted its not going to be finished for Christmas, but definitely will be for next year LOL!
I was deadheading roses before the real heatwave hit and found a beautifully constructed nest in the middle of my standard rose - the one with the biggest thorns!  Birds are so clever, but unfortunately it belongs to a blackbird, which are not native and not welcome in our garden.  Still it is nice to see that our garden provides refugee to so many birds.
Happy quilting Sue.

5 comments:

  1. lovely little tree.... I am sorry I didn't do it now! Keep cool....
    Hugz

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  2. Good to know the starch secret for mini blocks! I'll keep that in mind. I didn't know about the Tiny Tree SAL, but I've seen them on a couple of blogs now and they are really cute.

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  3. Love your tree, good work for fitting that in, and I know about black birds, and the mess they make, but they have one redeeming feature and that is their song.

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