Friday FO/NO? OMG

That would be a no! Or a half FO? It’s a flimsy, so does that count as FO or NO? Today’s project is my May OMG. And I reached my goal!!!! Granted, the goal was just to get Titch pieced, so it was easy. NOT. Do you realized how small some of those pieces are?!!! The 4 patches start as 2″ squares that are sewn together a la this tutorial, and end up 1.5″ unfinished! This method makes for a better 4 patch when you are sewing small units. I couldn’t imagine sewing 1″ squares together with any accuracy.

This was the fabric pull I planned to use, except for the light print above the grays. It just didn’t go. The top print, the lovely gold with gray and pinks, was the inspiration for this pull. I bought a FQ at a quilt show and then found it on clearance and bought another yard for stashing. I only ended up using it for the block centers, so now I have lots to use for another project!!!

I do wish I had thought out the size before I started cutting, I might have then made it bigger, but, it’s done, not going back! At 19″, I am still the Queen of the small wallhangings!! LOL. Looks like I am not planning on giving up that title any time soon. And with a small quilt size, the blocks are prone to being small. Who knew? These blocks finish at 4.5″. Oh my! What did I get myself into. Each block ends up with 41 pieces by the time you sew, cut, sew, cut, and sew some more. By the last block I was down to about 25 minutes per block!

The first three took 2 days

The rest took 1!
Ignore the bad color balance, there is no black fabric!

And now it gets set aside until I return from Colorado and decide when it gets to be quilted. With 9 other items in line before this, who knows when it will see a needle and thread!

So, how’s your Friday going?

Linking with:
Elm Street Quilts OMG
Whoop Whoop
From Bolt to Beauty
Friday Foto
Peacock Party
Busy Hands
UFO Busting

30 thoughts on “Friday FO/NO? OMG

  1. rl2b2017 May 24, 2019 / 7:56 am

    Hi Chris! Safe travels. I think that is one beautiful and ambitious 19″ wall hanging. Big kudos to you for sticking with it and finishing it this far. Since it is so small, it should be a breeze to quilt, right?! Have fun and Happy Memorial Day. ~smile~ Roseanne

    • chrisknits May 24, 2019 / 8:47 am

      I think it’s harder to do small quilting because there is no room for error!


  2. Maggie May 24, 2019 / 8:38 am

    It’s beautiful.
    I love small wallhangings. When (someday…) I start quilting for real, I think that’s what I’ll make most since we don’t have to use a lot of bedquilts around here. I also like that they’re finished relatively quick
    Have a great trip!

    • chrisknits May 25, 2019 / 4:58 pm

      Thanks!! We are in the mountains and loving it.

  3. Karen Goad May 24, 2019 / 8:53 am

    have fun – love that quilt block

  4. DelightedHands May 24, 2019 / 9:13 am

    Look how pretty that little wall hanging turned out to be!!! Nice work!

    • chrisknits May 24, 2019 / 3:52 pm

      Thank you, I love it so much! But then I say that about each one!!


    • chrisknits May 24, 2019 / 3:52 pm

      Thanks! Now to finish it someday soon!


  5. Sara Fridley May 24, 2019 / 12:35 pm

    I love those blocks. Very pretty little wall hanging.

    • chrisknits May 24, 2019 / 3:53 pm

      Thank you! Pretty soon I will run out of wall apace!


  6. Becca // Pretty Piney Quilts May 24, 2019 / 4:19 pm

    What a lovely mini! Those tiny pieces can be a bit of a pain, but with practice they make you a better quilter in general. Great job!

    • chrisknits May 24, 2019 / 8:08 pm

      Thanks! It was fun even with those tiny pieces.


  7. Vireya May 24, 2019 / 11:28 pm

    That looks lovely. Great job on that tiny piecing!

    • chrisknits May 25, 2019 / 12:04 am

      Thank you. It is one of the more precise projects I’ve done. No fudging at all!


  8. Frédérique May 25, 2019 / 8:14 am

    Beautiful tiny quilt! And congratulations for reaching your goal!

  9. quiteayarnblog May 26, 2019 / 2:33 am

    Your wall quilt looks amazing! So intricate and beautiful! Have fun on your trip 🙂

    • chrisknits May 26, 2019 / 10:50 am

      Thanks! So far the weather has been cool but sunny. However Tuesday or Wednesday, snow!!! > >

    • chrisknits May 26, 2019 / 10:50 am

      Thanks! I always second guess things, but this one isn’t going to get a critique! > >

  10. Kate May 26, 2019 / 10:18 am

    Very pretty! You must have very accurate seams, it turned out beautifully!

    • chrisknits May 26, 2019 / 10:47 am

      Working on seam accuracy, but then the sew and trim methods always set you up for success on the next round. > >

  11. Wendy Welsh May 26, 2019 / 5:51 pm

    41 pieces in that tiny block!!! And you sewed it in 25 minutes!!! Wow – you’re a machine. Thank you for linking up to the Peacock Party.

    • chrisknits May 26, 2019 / 6:32 pm

      LOL! Not quite that much of a machine!


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