Friday, February 12, 2016

micro geese mini quilt

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Well, I already claim to be crazy, so showing you this shouldn't hurt my reputation at all, right?
These are left over scraps from the handles of the mini coffee cup quilt that I am working on. Most people would throw these scraps away.....and that is great! It's the sane thing to do. However, I had a feeling that they had potential. I trimmed the corners at a 45 degree angle, which produced instant fusible micro geese!
I had a lot of fun playing with different arrangements, but settled on this simple configuration. I was afraid that the quilting would distort it, but there were no problems whatsoever. Hurray!
The scraps are teeny, tiny....
...but they make a mighty fine mini quilt! I really LOVE how it turned out! It measures 14 1/2'' x 19 1/2''. It's scrap project #126!
 
This mini would make a good partner for my frugal gal mini quilt....and I just may turn them into a series. I'm so excited to see where that will take me! Hurray for small scraps!
 
Now it's your turn! Please link up your finishes for the week. Thanks for joining me for finish it up Friday!

61 comments:

Jade Prosser said...

This is so stunning! I wouldn't have been able to throw away those bits either. ❤️

Carie @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh they are so cute, just so incredibly teeny tiny!! So what are you going to do with the rest off the scrap!!? How tiny is too tiny?

Cheryl said...

This mini is too cute! I love the tiny triangles and the quilting.

Svetlana said...

oh - my - goodness!!! That is totally crazy, and totally amazing at the same time. I would have never thought to actually use such tiny pieces, you totally rocked it!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

Tiny in size but enormous in cuteness!

Colleen Potter said...

ha ha, yes, you continually live up to your name !
very nice tho, I love it too.

Bernie Kringel said...

Love this one and your frugal mini quilt. Great together!

em's scrapbag said...

Great use of scraps! Love it!

Cut&Alter said...

Such a gorgeous little project - and no you're not crazy!! I love the way your binding is so exact with the dots making such neat little triangles.

Nicole said...

Very creative use of teeny tiny scraps! Bravo! I love the negative space.

Izzy said...

Crazy but so amazing! What huge impact these tiny scraps have against all that sweet negative space. I love this!

Mama Spark said...

I LOVE this!!! Those are some teeny, tiny geese!

Teagan said...

Wowzers! Teeny Tiny! Baby geese! Ahhh!

Sarah Craig said...

That is absolutely insane, but also absolutely adorable! Makes me want to drag out my red scraps!

Judy said...

Nice! I see it and any others as place mats. Which to me would be so interesting on a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner table. Maybe even to dress up the Sunday dinner table.

Barbara Konkle said...

OH my gosh! I LOVE them! I keep random little pieces too. You just never know! Beautiful quilt! :-)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

Beautiful! They look so crisp in their rows. Have you seen the #miniminiquiltswap trend on Instagram? There is a lot of other fun tiny sewing inspiration there if you are interested.

Laura said...

That is so cute!

Kate said...

Brilliant idea!!

Catherine Ngo said...

That is super sharp looking. Would also be interesting as an energetic ticker-tape quilt.

Kelly Cline said...

Those are super, duper, cute!!!

tubakk said...

Yes, you are crazy, but in an absolutely super way. These are so cute. I have many scraps like that too, and I might try this one day. Thanks for great inspiration.

Heidi Staples said...

So adorable!!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is really cute, Amanda Jean! Such teeny tiny little pieces...

alidiza said...

This is adorable!!! If only I'd seen this before the trash went out... the trimmings from my heart blocks would have been perfect for this!!! Next time;-)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Yes crazy!! You win every award for scrap usage :) It really is beautiful too!

Little Black Cat Quilting said...

I love the tiny sweetness of this one! :)

Lorna McMahon said...

I never keep smaller scraps. But you have me rethinking that now! This is a gorgeous little mini and it looks fabulous in red. The quilting really makes it!

liz said...

Your mini mini is adorable!!

beth s said...

You did it again! Something fresh, fun and simple!

Missenota aka Kristin S. said...

Love this!! Such and easy and appealing use for the kind of sticky scraps I'm always seeming to make.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Amazing. Such tiny triangles. Great finish!

SarahZ said...

You are crazy!!! And so funny! And that little mini is spectacular!!!! And the geese around here are already flying North, too!!!

Arita said...

Sew stunning.

Debbie said...

Love every inch of that little quilt!

Paige said...

Perfect in every way! The quilting, the tiny geese, the Good Neighbors binding, it's so cute! May I ask which fusible you used?

Frances said...

Great things come in small packages - it is so CUTE!

Phyllis said...

A crazy thing to do, maybe, but gorgeous! And the quilting, beautiful!

Suzanne said...

I am relieved to see they are fused. I thought you pieced them. THAT would be crazy but a shade of crazy that would look good on you. ;)

Heide said...

Your tiny geese are adorable. They look stunning on the cream background.

Chez Vies said...

OMG this is so great Amanda, I almost throw away my tiny triangles, I think I'm going to make this!! thanks for sharing !!

KaHolly said...

Oh, my goodness, it's adorable! XO

Melodee Cartin said...

Brilliant!

Marsha L said...

I had just gotten comfortable with throwing away tiny leftovers. Guess I'll have to start saving everything again! Great inspiration!

Rene' said...

Genius!!!

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Sweet!!! I save itty bitty scraps and even trimmed edges just because they look cool. The difference is you actually use them to make something fun. Mine get put into jars and bags.

Crystal_235 said...

Love it!!

margaret said...

so lovely and ready for Valentines day!

Jak and Will by Stephanie said...

It might be crazy, but it looks delightful!

Lara B. said...

Crazy, like a fox Amanda! LOL
This is wonderful! Now I know what to do with my handle trimmings too!

Mel said...

Wow, I love seeing what you make with these scraps. But I'm so glad it's not me that has to make something with them!

Judy said...

I was hoping you would just how you cut them. That is absolutely adorable. I have bags of tiny scraps I'm too chintzy to throw away!! What a great idea!

leanne said...

just so awesome - Love it !!

Jeneta said...

So cute! I love the straight line quilting and the colour of the background fabric. Yet another inspiring project from you!!

Lostinspace said...

Crazy Mom, I love your little quilt and you made me laugh!

Carla said...

That was a pretty cute mini quilt
Thanks for sharing

Dresses and Spurs said...

Oh my goodness this is so adorable!! Can quilts be adorable?! Haha!

But really this is a great one. You did an awesome job. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

Di~ said...

Love this! and you are bomb!

Monica said...

Your going to turn me into a mini geese hoarder. In 10 to 15 yrs my children will find me covered in teenie tiny fabric geese. " Sorry kids, they're so cute, I can't depart without them

Monica said...

I forgot my hahahaha

Jen Shaffer said...

That is simply adorable. So tiny! And I love red and white. So classic.