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Sunday, 29 July 2018

Small Piecing: SFMQG - QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge

Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com

I'm finding it hard to believe that on 31 July I'll have lived in South Florida for a whole year. 
Doesn't time fly and sometimes we're left wondering just where it went to.

I do know I've been on a huge personal journey completely transforming my life and, along the way, I've made some awesome new friends and returned to my art school roots.  We're also in the middle of a fingers-crossed 14-month renno' on the forever home we've purchased and are already in our second rental while the work is underway.  

It's true, quilting and blogging have been far from my mind so I'm delighted that last weekend I attended my first South Florida MQG meeting.

It didn't take me long to decide to become a member (read more about the meeting here) and I brought a small piecing project home with me.  I'm not kidding, it's a really small piecing project.

SMALL PIECING 
QUILTCON CHARITY QUILT CHALLENGE

Instructions:
Any style blocks incorporating piecing that no more than 1" wide or long.  
Use only the supplied fabrics and the background fabric (either a dark or light purple) must be at least 50% of the finished block.
Any size block to max size 10-1/2" x 10-1/2" (unfinished)/10" x 10" (finished).

You can read more here on SFMQG's blog.

The blocks will be pieced into a quilt that will be part of The Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon Charity Challenge - Small Piecing.

Read more here on the MQG website.

I brought away 2 sets to make 2 blocks, one dark purple and one light purple and I took one scrap piece of each of the other 3 colours provided.

Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com

My Method:
I used a simple sew/slice/sew/slice improv method continuing to sew and slice until the pieces were less than an inch in size.  Then I incorporated the made fabric into the background fabric to make the block. 

Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com

The finished blocks measure:
light purple - 10" x 7-1/4"
dark purple - 9-1/2" x 6-3/4"

Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com

My piecing is tiny - that cent is approx 3/4" across. 

Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com
Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com

We were asked to make up an improv block with the scraps or bring them back - apart from the slightly larger than tiny scrap (bottom left) my scraps, for once, went in the bin! 

Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com

Materials + Tools
My fave sewing and quilting tools, notions and books, along with some of the fabrics I've used in this tute and more are detailed here on my Amazon Influencer Page.


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SMALL PIECING 
QUILTCON CHARITY QUILT CHALLENGE
Small Piecing QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge by www.madebyChrissieD.com


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10 comments:

  1. Chris so excited that you have joined SFMQG and love your small pieced QuiltCon charity blocks! Hope to see you at the August meeting.

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    1. Glad to finally have made it to a meeting Charlotte AND chances of me being there again in August are looking good!!!

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  2. Great blocks Chris, I am not sure that I would have the patience for such tiny piecing!

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    1. Thanks F; no patience required, just sew a couple of decent size pieces together then slice, rearrange and sew it back together, over and over until the pieces are tiny - if anything it's pretty mind numbing! :D

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  3. What a surprise to read that you moved to FL a year ago. I know you haven't blogged much lately. Hopefully you'll get back to it soon. Good luck with the new house.

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    1. I guess I kept it pretty quiet, not intentionally but there was a lot going on. What we have planned for the new house is exciting and it'll be wonderful to have our own home again after 8 years of renting since we moved to the States; fun to decorate it too, so much to look forward to :D

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  4. These are both stunning blocks Chrissy and you have given me an idea for a piece I need to make as well, so thank you.

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  5. Wowza, you are not kidding, those pieces are teeny tiny!
    It can take a while to really settle into a new area, joining groups is a great way to make it happen.
    Fingers crossed for the renovations, I expect you are itching to be settled in and not have to keep moving.

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  6. Lovely. The contrasting colors look really good together.
    Thank you for shating at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

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  7. What fun you are having with the South Florida MQG!!!

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