I've really had fun doing some little stitcheries over the last few months, so the idea of doing a different design in each of the twelve blocks in the Garden Steps Quilt by Clover and Violet was right up my alley.
Here's a close up.
I love, love, love the floss that I purchased awhile back from Sew Lux Fabrics. I bought the Ruby Market Perle Sampler card and used that luscious teal and rose for my first block. I wanted to add some purples in future blocks so I just placed an order for the Garden Steps perle sampler card. More yummy colors on the way!
I was ahead of the game this month this time for my March Small Quilt challenge hosted by Kathleen Tracy at A Sentimental Quilter. Of course I put my own spin on it, and decided to design a little quilt for my table screen.
I used a few Civil War fabrics from my stash, and a few other scraps I thought would work. I handquilted it to give it a little texture, put a hanger on the back, and it's now in the livingroom. I love small projects...such a feeling of satisfaction. It is a little too small to cuddle up in. Should I change the name of my blog to "The Mini Quilter?"
And of course a person can never have too many pincushions! I had always wanted to make a Cathedral Window block, so there just happened to be the perfect solution!
Yes, it's a Cathedral Window Pincushion! This was a fun project, so I'll definitely be making more. I followed the excellent tutorial by designer Kim at her blog, My Go-Go Life. The tutorial is also featured as a recipe at the Moda Bakeshop.
Another great day for quilting coming my way. Thanks for dropping by!