Saturday, December 6, 2014

A Nordic Finish

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December has been a busy month already! But after  I started sewing , "just one row" , in this adorable Nordic Mini Quilt Along, at The Crafty Quilter ,  I "made time" to finish the other three rows!  ( This mini quilt is definitely "squeeze it in" worthy!!"

Row 1  The Nordic Star

These little  star blocks are about four inches finished , with 25 pieces in each block.

Before I knew it, I had my other three rows made!  The other rows are faster to sew up.
I love the woven texture look that the Norwegian Heart blocks have!

I  decided to bring the gray color into my quilt.  (The Patchsmith added touches of gray to her Nordic Mini Quilt.  I am just a big old   "copy cat.")

Touches of gray in my rows

Simple quilting around the main shape in gray Aurifil Thread

 I used the  Machine Binding Tutorial, by Amy Made That!  and my walking foot .   It took  a lot of ironing , and lots of pinning  before I  started to sew, but the extra preparation paid off.


Love those Wonder Clips
Finished quilt size:  14 1/4 in x 14 1/4 in

Nordic Mini Quilt      
Design by The Crafty Quilter

The back side

I really enjoyed making this Nordic Mini Quilt!  I think I will be making another one in January, as my daughter has put in a request.  Julie has also included the sizes and directions for making these blocks in 12 inch sizes, too!    {Click here for the tutorial
 If you make your own, be sure to IG your picture to 
                                                  hashtag #nordicminiqal 

         God jul og godt nytt år
                                  ' Merry Christmas and Happy New Year'   in Norwegian

I'm off to my sewing room!

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  1. I think your Nodic mini is beautiful and I love the grey contrasting rows. Very, very nice.

  2. I agree that the gray touches really add interest - wonderful idea! You've made me proud, with your pretty machine binding. The solid red looks wonderful. Also, I am In.Love. with that little white Christmas tree adorned with red balls...gorgeous!!!

  3. This mini is so pretty! If you're taling orders for next year...!!!

  4. Only now I realized how small the blocks are. very beautiful. assorted with the white three and red ornaments. I use those clips for bags too, they are very useful.

  5. My oh my - 4 inch blocks! They are so small to have so many pieces Susie. This quilt is so pretty and so Christmassy! I love the grey you added. You just happened to have the perfect little mini tree too eh? They make a lovely scene.
    God jul og godt nytt år! to you and your family too!

  6. I love it !!! Wow that is some small stitching!!

  7. Such tiny blocks with so many pieces!! At least there is just one row of snowflakes but a whole quilt would be pretty too! I love a red and white quilt but I really like the addition of the gray. So sweet that your daughter has put in her request; does she want the same colors or different ones. I think one day she will pick up the sewing bug :)

  8. Your Nordic Mini is darling! You've inspired me to finish mine up and I've just finished up my hearts and am looking at everyone's to get ideas how to arrange the rows. I love your gray accent (that reminds me, I thought Julie was going to use some gray?) And the photo with the white tree is very attractive!

  9. Beautiful, Susie!! I love the grey rows! That is so wonderful that your daughter wants one too. Best compliment ever :)


  10. I LOVE your Nordic Mini, Susie! It looks perfect next to the white tree. Thanks for sharing the links, too. God Jul!
    Julie @ The Crafty Quilter

  11. Well done Susie, it looks great! Love the pop with the gray next to the white tree and Bravo for the machine binding! You can't go wrong with red and white either!


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