Monday, November 28, 2011

Started and Finished

Every time I start a small project and finish it quickly, I realize I should just do small projects--then I'll get them FINISHED! I taught a class in Anna Faustino's woven technique last week and was so inspired by the quilts made in the class that I had to go home and make another one! Found this great husky and adapted it to a silhouette. Finished this 20" x 24" wall hanging in a couple of hours.


I need a name for this guy. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

I'm also working on Bonnie Hunter's Orca Bay mystery. Took me 10 hours to finish the 224 required QSTs in Clue #1 and now I'm working on Clue #2.
These 3 1/2" square string-pieced blocks are so adorable and they finish very quickly! I've finished 42 of the 72 required and will probably only spend about 4 hours total


Bonnie's idea to use telephone book pages is a good one and I have a slick trick to removing it after the block is sewn:

Give a gentle tug in opposite directions and the paper will split on the seams making removal really easy!

Check out Judy's blog for some other great projects!

31 comments:

dorothy said...

I love your husky!

ANudge said...

Wow - he's gorgeous. How about Kind? thanks for the tip on depapering.

AnnieO said...

Beautiful Husky! How about Juno?

I passed on the last mystery because of the string blocks but these I might be able to enjoy!

Editfolt said...

My suggestion is: Fluke
I love husky quilt.

Jennifer Woo said...

Thanks for the tip on the Mystery Quilt. Nope, have not started! Knew how long it would take to make the original blocks so I decided to wait until after the kids left for Thanksgiving. Better to spend the time with them than with my sewing machine!

Judy D in WA said...

Love the husky. Where would I find that pattern? My grandson needs this. Love the colors of your mystery!

Sarah said...

Love your husky - weaving the background is such a fun technique but I had forgotten about it. Loved the tip for removing the pages from string blocks. I assume you used a smaller stitch length as well.

Quilter Kathy said...

The name that popped into my mind was "Steady"...don't know why! Glad to see you are playing along with the mystery!

Lynn said...

Your husky is very handsome. I wish I had known your trick for removing the paper from string blocks before I'd spent hours removing the paper from my blocks.

Michelle said...

I'm going to have to try that trick as soon as I've got more paper to remove!

Sue Daurio said...

The husky is awesome. Those little pink strings just way too cute!!

Judy Taylor said...

Diane
I really love your pink string blocks. I also wish I'd known about your method of removing paper. How clever!

Margaret said...

Sorry, no ideas for the dog's name (being a Certified Cat Person, naming dogs is a challenge!), but I wanted to thank you for stopping by my blog. Re: the cute squares, I find using the '2' setting for my stitches on my Husqvarna (rather than the default of 2.5), means that the stitching has already begun to cut away at the paper backing and removal is very easy. :-)

The Twilight Quilters Coven said...

I really love the Husky! Very cool!!

Ellen said...

I have seen several people making their string blocks with pink - I love it! Your husky looks fantastic - I like True Blue.

Aileen said...

My colors are the Pink for secondary color same as you. The HGU are brown. The primary color will be blues, from light blue through the teal family. My daughter likes those 3 colors. I can't wait for the next clue!

Kerri said...

Thanks for the paper tip! That is great. Love your colors.

The Quilting Cat Lady. said...

love the dog hes awesome. Your pink strings are so cute. Looking forward to seeing the whole quilt.

All8 said...

Looking through your page here, you are aptly named, Rabid Quilter indeed.

Your pink blocks are so sweet. I have 2 little girls that wish I was doing something similar for them. Can't wait to see your next steps.

I'm using green too as my main color.

Thank you for visiting my page.

Candace said...

Love the tip and the block. I saw it too late for this step, but I keep reading that there will be more strings.

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