Monday, March 5, 2012

Miniature Two

While packing and unpacking I found many UFO's (so many I feel a bit guilty) so I plan on trying to finish a few while my life is a bit less hectic. I took a class last year, which was unusual for me, I am so used to being the one who is running a class. The lovely Kerryn Brand was our teacher and the Mystery quilt she taught used 'Triangle Gems' as its basic building block, interspersed with HourGlass blocks. I finished eight Gem blocks and eight hourglass blocks on the day. 
 Looking at them again I decided I don't really have time to make a lot more blocks to finish the quilt. Instead of laying them out as they are meant to be, I thought, if I just use the 8 finished Gem blocks, put something else in the middle, I will have another miniature for my wall.

I have had the perfect fabric for the centre for so long, just waiting for the right moment to use it!
Do you like the Coventry fabric by Jo Morton with the scene of sheep sitting under a tree?

 Those content looking sheep remind me of probably the best known psalm, number 23:
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul...

Here is the finished quilt,  the Gem Blocks surround the picture of content sheep.
I decided to machine quilt the top and managed to finish it in an afternoon then bound it that night.

 Would someone like my leftover hourglass blocks and a picture square with the sheep scene? It's up to you to sew the blocks together!
Be the first to comment on my quilt and the blocks are yours!


  1. Looks great Penny. I must let Kerry Brand know that you are using her blocks. I am sure she will be please to see them

  2. I just love the sheep fabric in the middle - sets off the blocks beautifully. You have such a talent for matching fabrics together.