Wednesday, June 1, 2022

May Mini Quilt with Wendy

Can't believe it's been since January that I've finished a mini quilt!  Don't know what I've been doing!  Well, I do read more than I have for a long time!   And, I go to bed early now.....used to stay up until midnight stitching!  Anyway, I finished this block that @oldpatchart on Instagram offered a pattern for an old block she acquired, about 12" square .....I loved the colors so I made it!  Photo colors aren't as true as I would was fun to make after searching for browns.......I really need to do the gargantuan job of shelving my fabrics by color instead of by designer as I've always done.  Sounds like a good job for winter when it's cool upstairs!

Have another little quilt that I've been working on (from the cover of an old quilt book).....hope I can finish it for June!  Be sure to check out Wendy's blog for other mini quilts!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Nov-Dec Mini with Wendy

 Took up Janet's challenge to find a package of scraps and use for a mini quilt..........problem was Which to Choose?  Too many to choose from!  Can't believe the boxes of scraps I found when I started digging around!  I found these selvage edges in a couple old check boxes and this is what I came up with!  There are over 130 fabrics (one duplicate......can you find it?).   Aimed for even strips but did not accomplish it!  Found a favorite old fabric from Jo Morton for the border, machine-quilted in the ditch.   Might go back and handquilt my favorite wavy lines in the borders.   Love the backing toile of country cottages which is Beatrix Potter from an English company.  Sorry photo is not very good.....should have waited for daylight tomorrow!

OOOPS!  I missed the duplicate pinks!  The one that stands out to me is a red directional....however, in one place it is cross grain and the other lengthwise grain.

Monday, November 1, 2021

October Mini with Wendy

 Finally!  Finished my replica of an antique doll quilt I've seen kicking around the internet for a while! was started in June but just couldn't find time to seek the fabrics I wanted to use.  I can sometimes remember What fabric I want to use but can't remember Where it is!  I spent far too much time seeking fabric and I hope I don't get that urge again!  After I had the quilt sandwiched, I found another fabric I liked better for the sashing but did not have the gumption to take it apart!  

This is the 1870 doll quilt I was copying.  No idea whose it is or I would give credit.  The block in the lower right is the one that gave me fits trying to match fabrics!

Now to decide on what to make for November!  First, tho, I need to make a few tablerunners/table toppers for the Church craft fair later this month.  Check out Wendy's blog "theconstantquilter" to see what others have made!

Friday, October 1, 2021

September was a long month with not much quilting accomplished!  I am terribly behind!  Got my two machines home yesterday after being serviced and am ready to make one more last pieced strip for my Quiltmania #132 quilt...I rarely name my quilts but really should think of a name for it!  BUT the highlight of this post is to show you the darling little quilt gifted to me by Janet Olsen (roguequilter) on her visit 26 Aug!  Cannot tell you how honored I am to own one of her's exquisite in every way!!  I will treasure it always!

As you can imagine, Janet, Wendy and I spent a few glorious hours together discussing quilts, fabric, life and whatever else came up!

This is my version of the cover quilt on Quiltmania #132 tho it is much larger now.....can't wait to finish it and start handquilting it..........note that I should finish my Hewson panel medallion first!  Am working on the final Flying Geese border and the quilting goes fast if I just sit down and do it!  

Hewson panel quilt (in progress since around 2013!)  Sometimes got involved in other things.....many other things........I am sure you understand!

Till next time...............Cyndi

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Oh, Yes, I Do Have a Mini Finish!

 Thought I did not have any new finished mini but I do, if you can count a tablerunner!  I made a Courthouse Step runner years ago but my daughter wanted it so I let her have it.  Missed it so I made another using random strips from a box that has been accumulating for several years!  Then, I decided it should be handquilted and now it is on my table where it belongs!

For more little quilts each month, check out Wendy's theconstantquilter

Certainly don't need another project but need something for pick-up work while the summer heat is here!  Seeing lots of "Circles" quilt lately inspired me to go through the scraps (real scraps plus the ones I Make!).  Peaceful stitching!

This little tin lunch box that contained the kit for "Hope" quilt several years ago is now the container for the circles as well as some Applecores that is my longest-term project.....started in 1994 from issue #8 of American Patchwork and Quilting!  It is nearly done......find that hand-piecing is relaxing and enjoyable!

Created the draft for this post Sep 8 and then forgot to post it!
Til next time!

Saturday, July 31, 2021

July Mini with Wendy

Killing two birds with one stone here.....always trying to do two things at once!  Received a pattern from Pam Buda (Heartspun Quilts) and here is my version of her Teeny Tiny Stars Sew Along!  Two inch stars took me longer to make than larger ones!!  Check out her blog for Sew Along instructions!

For many other beautiful Mini Quilts with Wendy, here's her blog  theconstantquilter.  My little quilt with poison green did not yet get done!  Still looking for the right fabrics!

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

May Mini with Wendy

 This month's Mini Quilt with Wendy is one that has been in the works for a Long Time, so I just decided to Finish It!  Looking at it now, other fabrics I own come to mind that might have been closer to the original.  Do you Second-Guess your choices as much as I do? I handquilted with the big stitch as it seemed appropriate for this piece.

Here's the original AND I found extra photos in another File!  I enjoy studying the old fabrics.  This was said to be from PA, looks like it might have been done by a child.  Some of the fabrics look pretty early!

This was said to be the back, but it looks too small!


Already know what I want to do for next month!  Another reproduction of an antique doll quilt!  Involves poison green.