Thursday, August 13, 2009

Completion (and a free pattern)

Wow! Remember the sad start to this project? My plan was to make a zig zag table runner without using any white fabric. That was NOT successful, but I now had many, many little half square triangles that I couldn't waste. (I wonder why I made HST's instead of flying geese...)
So...attempt number two.
Little Gems
I call her "Little Gems" because I used Heather Bailey's Bijoux fabric and, loosely translated, bijoux means "small jewels".

Even though this is a really simple little quilt, I decided to write you some instructions for making one, if you're so inclined.
You can download the free pattern over here. I did not have time to test this pattern (although I did read through it carefully many times), so if you download it and find some errors, please let me know.

(Edited on 1/11/13: Sadly, most of the fabrics are not available any more, but it shouldn't be hard to find substitutes.)
If you like the fabrics I used, these are the ones:
From Bijoux by Heather Bailey:
Mod Beads: Lime
Swirly Buds: Cinnamon
Swirly Buds: Lime
Tiled Primrose: Celery
Tiled Primrose: Rose
The striped border and binding are Oh My Dog Stripe in Lime, my latest favorite for binding.
Little Gems
For the backing I used Tiled Primrose: Gold and instead of white, like I always do, Bella Solids in Robin's Egg Blue to make it a little more practical since I'll be donating it to Ronald McDonald House in Seattle.
Little Gems
I hope you like it.
Little Gems

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40 comments:

  1. Thanks for the pattern! Your quilt is darling. I love the fabrics you chose - so fresh and summery looking!

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  2. the finished product looks great! i think the white really sets off the pinwheels. so cheerful!

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  3. So gorgeous!!!!!! I am going to have to order some of that fabric! I love it!

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  4. I adore this - I think that this is what I will make next - thanks for the pattern.
    If I were to make this for a twin bed - would I just make more blocks to add length?

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  5. I love the quilt, fantastic fabrics. I have some of the pink border fabric.
    The white sets the colours off beautifully.

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  6. Oh how I LOVE this quilt! It's just gorgeous and I want one! Would you be willing to do up a kit? Your perseverance in getting through this is admirable, as is your idea to donate this. How wonderful is that!

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  7. OMG, It came out fantastic! I love this version. You were right! What a wonderful gift for us and for the Ronald McDonald house. You are just so sweet and thoughtful. They will really appreciate it!

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  8. I love this. I'll be downloading your instructions!

    Hugs

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  9. how generous of you, a little girl is going to love this

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  10. I love it - it just really pops at you.
    Karen
    http://karensquilting.com/blog/

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  11. I love this quilt. I am not usually a fan of these, but the fabric really makes it look awesome. Thanks for the pattern and for your list of fabric you used.

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  12. So cute! And Oh My Dog stripe! Yay!

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  13. I LOVE that you're donating this quilt to The Ronald House!! Yeah!!My husband works for McDonald's Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois,(just 20 miles west of Chicago) at their corporate headquarters. Ronald, and all that he represents is very near and dear to our hearts. Thanks for helping to make a difference in a child's/parent's life. And what a way to do it~ with a gorgeous quilt!

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  14. I LOVE IT.

    i can't believe you were hating on your first start.

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  15. Cute! I love the striped fabric you used to frame your pinwheels. Cool that you are donating it.

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  16. This is really cute! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. What a save! You did have a rocky start on this one-- and look at what it turned into. Gorgeous!!! And that stripe really does make a fabulous looking binding.

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  18. I love this! Absolutely georgeous! Thanks so much for the pattern and I'm headed to your shop to check out the kit! Thanks bunches!

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  19. Thanks so much for the pattern. Your quilt turned out wonderful. I love your fabric/color choices.

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  20. Hi Anina, I'm still finishing off your last beautiful give away pattern; the Geese in the Forest. I just love it and have made it for my son. I wonder how you quilt it....? Straight lines along the seams or stippling? Stitch in the ditch? I can't decide....would love your thoughts. Thanks, Rosa

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  21. Another beautiful quilt and pattern Anina!!

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  22. Oh Anina -- it's just gorgeous! Love the pinwheels and the fabric. And how generous of you to donate the quilt!

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  23. This is simply gorgeous!!! I love everything about it, and pinwheels are just so pretty :)

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  24. OH its soo sweet!! I love it! Thanks for the free pattern!!

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  25. Anina,
    I linked to this quilt at
    http://quilting.craftgossip.com/free-pattern-little-gems/2009/08/14/

    Great job!
    Scarlett Burroughs
    Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

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  26. Love the final results!! The fabrics are wonderful and the stripe really adds visual interest. Thank you so much for the free pattern.

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  27. sometimes simple is so great! thanks for the pattern too.

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  28. It's just adorable! Well done!

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  29. Your quilt is just so cute! Thank you for sharing the pattern, too.

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  30. oh, anina! i love this quilt!!! it's gorgeous! you did great. thanks for the pattern, too. :)

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  31. What a gorgeous quilt, and for such a great cause! The stripe fabric is perfect.

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  32. Wow, that quilt is amazing. I love it.

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  33. HST plus HST = FlyingGoose Block

    place the HST's so that two parts to make the center arrow are the same color.

    sew them together.

    tada FlyingGoose Block

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  34. Thanks sor the pattern. Your quilt is beautiful!

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