Monday, June 10, 2013

Small Quilt Addiction

When I am tired out from working in the garden I like nothing better than sitting back with some kind of needlework. I try to always have something ready for hand work such as quilting or embroidery. These little quilts took just a short time at the machine and then I can take my time finishing them up. The little quilt above is from an Australian magazine.

I have lots of small scraps that are just too pretty to throw out, so these small quilts are perfect scrap busters.
Though those scraps have a way of multiplying no matter how many I use:)

The above quilt is from the book Quilted Gifts, by Barri Sue Gaudel. Love this book by the way.

So what do you like to do on your down time? Do you need to keep your hands busy at all times, like I do?
Have a great week!


Nellie said...

Lovely work, Cindy. I am a reader in my "down time." No real need to keep busy hands here.:-)

Karen Frost said...

Those are too darn cute!! Lately I have been using all my energy working outside, but when I do focus, I like to embroider or crochet. I love that first quilt's embroidery. So sweet! Hope your week is lovely, Cindy. xo

vivian said...

sweet little quilts! my fave is the third one.. just precious!
I started a quilt once... yes.. I did... once upon a time I started a quilt.
happy day!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

So pretty! You probably already know my answer to your question.............embroider!

Helen Philipps said...

Such lovely little quilts and very pretty fabrics! Like you I enjoy handcrafting whenever I can and it makes me happy to sit down after a busy day and sew!
Helen x

GardenOfDaisies said...

These are so sweet, Cindy! I do like to keep busy. Sometimes that means crafting, and other times it means reading. And other times I just want to sit and do absolutely nothing.. That doesn't happen very often, so it's a treat.

Stacy said...

If I were as talented at you, Cindy, I would love quilting as well. I chose to knit or crochet - they don't require as much concentration (for me)! <3

Lady Linda said...

Hi, just became a follower! LOVE your little quilts! I'm a quilter too and love to do handwork. These are just adorable. Thanks for sharing. I think I'd love that little book.
Recognize some of your followers who have left comments...great friends you have!

Solstitches said...

Your quilts are gorgeous Cindy.
I just love the one with the dear little house and the stitchery border.
I feel inspired to get a little quilt underway.