Monday, May 21, 2012

Design Wall Monday--May 21, 2012

On my design surface today is a curiosity-driven project from leftovers.  I wondered if I would go mad from assembling these tiny half-square triangles that I thought would square up to one inch.  Luckily, even the smallest was able to be squared at 1 1/8", giving me a few extra threads to work with.  


To keep each row's layout, I "webbed the top" a la Bonnie Hunter, only on a miniature scale.

Pressing each seam open helped with the bulk.

The HSTs are nearing "Omigosh" size.  And it didn't drive me mad. 

Well, I don't know, you think this one inch border is too wide? :)

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19 comments:

One Minnesota Quilter said...

Really a sweet little quilt. No, I think the border looks great. :)

Judy

Janet O. said...

LOVE this, Annie! Open seams definitely help on pieces this itty-bitty.
If it was my own little project I would probably trim the border down very narrow and then maybe add a dark border. But it is yours, not mine. Do what makes you happy!

Patrica said...

This is super cute. I think I might make the border a tiny bit smaller and the binding dark blue. What are your thoughts. A nice quick, fun leftover project to clear the pallet so to speak.

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

ARE YOU CRAZY!!! Oh yes you are!!! Well, all we quilters are at some time of another! HA!

LOVE this teeny tiny piece. It's just so darn cute!! You go girl!

marcella said...

Your teeny triangles turned out great! I love sewing itty bitty stuff. I guess it's the challenge. I'd probably make the border the same size or less than the block size. Great job!

Mary said...

I looks much bigger than it really is. "Omiagosh size"?!! I'm agreeing sort of -it needs another border. Is the bolt above for the backing???

McIrish Annie said...

This is gorgeous but would definitely drive me mad! smaller than a dime!! that is crazy small but I don't think the border is too big.

Vicki said...

Very cute and looks wonderful with the border as is. Now, the question is , what are your plans for it? Doll quilt? Table topper? Adorable.

Shay said...

What a gorgeous little quilt. Im taking my hat off to you for even attempting something with such tiny pieces!

Sandie @ crazy'boutquilts said...

Cute! cute! cute! :-)

Kate said...

Very cute! I'd have gone blind working that small. Beautifully done.

Joyful Quilter said...

Too cute! I like the wide border. Maybe a dark binding? How are you going to quilt it?

carol fun said...

WOW! those are so tiny! You did a great job with these - love it!

Quilter Kathy said...

I LOVE this! You can do some cool quilting in that border...YUM!

Candace said...

Mercy, those are sure tiny, Annie! Great job! Your border looks good, or you could trim it down, add a small dark border, then some more of the beige to really set it off!
Cheers!

Nanette Merrill said...

The scale is amazing. I can't do this.

Diane said...

What a tiny treasure!

Sarah said...

So glad to hear the project didn't drive you mad. It's adorable and I can't wait to see it quilted.

Tanya said...

Egads, I've got some of those tiny triangles too and haven't been able to figure out what to do with them. I have a feeling I WOULD go mad piecing those! But your result is lovely. Should I or shouldn't I?