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Thread: A cold Sewy Sunday afternoon.....I feel like doing some small projects....

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    Hi Everyone...
    With the cold spell I thought I'd stay in and do a few little things...I started with this little kit that I got at Connecting Threads....lots of pieces....but it was fun to do - the finished size is 16 1/2 in. x 16 1/2 in.
    It was a kit for a Country Essential Wall Hanging but for me it will be used as a kitchen accessory.....
    I just added the binded since taking the photos but haven't hand sewn the binding down to the back yet.....
    Hope you are all having a good afternoon....
    Bill
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    Oh how pretty!

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    Hi Bill, That is really cute. I saw that kit also, they have nice fabric and I love the book selection too. Good job. Have fun creating.

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    They do have some great kits...and many times you can find some great buys in the kits on sale...this one was just a mini project - I had ordered some things and when I got to the sale section, this one was on sale for under $5.00 and I thought that was a steal - let's see what it's like - I love the colors and the prints....
    I think it could be a great pattern for a doll's quilt...that's also the beauty of these little kits - the patterns can be kept for a rainy day to be redone in order fabrics.
    Now I think I'll see what else I can do....
    I'm feeling a bit creative today.. :-)

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    Here's a photo - the binding has not been sewn to the back yet but it's ready to finish by hand.....there was enough fabric in the kit to do a scrappy backing...and still quite a bit left to add to other projects....
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    OH, forgot to add, I did a simpler SITD to quilt this....

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    Aw - that's so pretty!

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    I love small projects. I keep a wall open in my kitchen/dining room just for small projects. It is perfect for complimenting the seasons too. Plus they don't take so much time to finish. I am a hand quilter. I restore/repair antique quilts and hand piece commissioned pieces so I don't have time to create large pieces for myself or family. I love the soft colors in that piece. Have fun.

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    Very nice!! It's fun to do those small projects once in a while. Nice to get something done quick!!

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    It's pretty. Nice job.

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    Cute--like the pieced backing as well.

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    Looks great!

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    Reallly cute. Of course you are swapping this in a doll swap-right? and I'm your partner-right?
    If you can't tell, I really like it.

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    That is really pretty! You did a great job with it! And you quilted it too?!? Great colors and it just looks so sweet!

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    That is really sweet! I like those little projects too, makes you feel like you really accomplish something! :lol:

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    Yeah, I did a stitch in the ditch job on this one - the small ones are so easy to handle...

    And I agree, this is a wonderful doll quilt project...and unfortunately I didn't sign up for the doll quilt swap :-)...Perhaps I should the next time..I love the smaller projects.....

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    BUT>....there is an opening for 1 more in the Feb. doll quilt swap...I just saw the post.... :wink:

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    Very pretty

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    I love your little quilt-the colors make me thing "Spring".
    I ordered a kit (first one) from Connecting Threads for a table runner. On sale it was $8.00 and I have enough fabric left over for another runner. (Did I do something wrong or are they just generous with their fabric cuts?) I'll definitely purchase kits from CT again.
    Thanks for posting your pictures-great job.

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    Thanks everyone..it was a great kit...and definitely...CT is generous with the amount of fabric for the project - for such a small kit - even after finishing the top, piecing the back and cutting the binding there's still quite a bit left over to put into other projects....
    This one was on sale for less that $5.00...quite the bargain I think,,,
    I love CT.....they are great...and even though I had one issue with a fabric once, they replaced it free of charge, shipping included...and I was told to keep the error fabric and enjoy it....

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    That is so pretty. Don't you just love Connecting Threads.

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    Great job Bill! Can't wait to see more!!

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    This quilt is adorable!!! Good Job :D:D:D

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    I need to be reminded that it is OK to stop a large quilt a do a small project. I think I must finish a top be4 I do anything else.

    In your case, gratification and something is finished that looks wonderful. Beautiful job. Thank you.

    Cindy

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    The smaller projects make up quickly and are a nice breath of fresh air sometimes - but now it's time to get back to other projects... :-)

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