I was on a roll this weekend, trying to finish up some small projects that have been cluttering up my sewing space. I finished 3 small items, including machine quilting. Yay me!! Check out what others are doing at Design Wall Monday http://www.patchworktimes.com
This grey/white/yellow pillow is made from leftovers from a chevron baby quilt I made last spring. I had extra HSTs left after finishing the quilt and kept thinking they would make a great pillow. And they did make a nice pillow, along with a strip of the flower print added to make it large enough for the 16" pillow form. I machine quilted the chevrons by just following the shape and quilted a 1.5" grid on the flowered section. Now there are only 2 grey and white HST remaining, and those are in the scrap bin.
The Dresden Plate block was something I started and stopped and started and stopped. The blades and center circle are all cut from a charm pack and yes - there are still more of these blades ready to be made into something. Sometime last month I actually sewed them into the Dresden Plate and appliqued it to the white background. Yesterday I quilted it very simply and added an envelope back. One more 16" pillow done.
And finally, I pulled out this little table runner to finish. This is a Pieced Tree pattern (on the little cards) and is basically just made from large flying goose units. You can cut and stitch the top in about an hour. The original pattern is actually one "goose" longer on each end, but I've found this to be too long for many tables, so it's smaller than the pattern. I cut this out last winter from 3 Christmas fat quarters and it's been just hanging out on a shelf ever since. This was sewn together quickly and then I marked the grey triangle sections using a disappearing purple quilting pen and machine quilted it myself. I have to finish the binding but that will probably happen over my lunch break today. These would possibly make good Christmas gifts.