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.