Friday, November 8, 2013

{Post 1,281} A Little of This...

...and a little of that...and a teeny tiny bit of something else.

This is the sewing I've been up to the past couple of days.  

I found a few bags of odd-sized HSTs amongst my sewing supplies.  I had seen the top quilt in a picture of mini quilts.  Yes--I am still making some for my sewing room wall.  Will they ever be hung is the question.  Since I had all the HSTs already sewn, that mini quilt was sewn up in a jiffy.  It will eventually have a small border.

Pinterest is to blame for the next two blocks.  A slew of my HSTs were 2-1/4" square...then I happened upon a large stack of ones that were 2-1/2" square, so I trimmed them down to add to the mix.

The last teeny tiny quilt is a tree ornament that measures 2-1/2" square (notice how large the thread looks).  I made a set of 3 for a friend for Christmas (all in different purples--her favorite color) and am wondering what to add for a hanger.  They are paper pieced.

Now I'm going to pin sets of 22 HSTs together to see how many blocks I can make with what I have already of the second quilt down.  How would you set these very pointy blocks?  I don't want to set them side by side as the points will touch each other and add even more thickness to a block that is already loaded with crowded intersections.  All ideas welcome.  I have one, naturally, but want to see what you all suggest.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

{Post 1,280} Snowman Hanging for Sale on Etsy

This wittle fella got sewn today and is in my Etsy shop.  ShelbyStitcher is my store.  It is 14-1/2" x 24-1/2".  It's a top, not a quilt.

Monday, November 4, 2013

{Post 1,279} Finished Chest of Drawers

Here is the finished chest of drawers.  These are the original handles.  I used left over wall paint to paint the drawers.  The wicker-looking finish of the drawer fronts sorta scared me, but I guess once one paints brick, the sky is the limit.  I was really careful to avoid drips.  The parts of the chest I did not paint match the trim paint and the closet doors (to the left in the room) really well.  Definitely a good $30 investment.