Wendy Reed has inspired me to try to get rid of some of my ufos, by doing a mini each month. My minis will not be anything like the quality of certain GREAT mini-makers (ahem... Janet O!!)... but they will be done.
I went first to my collection of orphan blocks. I made this little piece a few years ago, just as an experiment. I put batting, backing and quilted it over the weekend. I also used Janet O's process of binding it--I used single 1-1/2" binding and I sewed the corners at 45* as she showed in her demo. I have no idea what I will do with it, nor did its completion reduce the pile of UFO/orphan blocks! But one down is more than I had done before! Now onto February's submission!
I think I mentioned that I've been participating in Céçile's little sew along -- this year it's basket blocks (last year was log cabin blocks). I love that you can make them however you'd like. What's amazing is how creative some people's have turned out. Mine are pretty basic but I did play around with different sizes and patterns. We need to have made 16 by March 15th and have them assembled. I haven't yet decided how I'm going to put them together. that'll be the challenge since they are all different sizes. I used many different resources, so that was fun.
All my churn dash swap blocks went into the mail as well so I do feel as though I've accomplished something but honestly---looking around at my mess of a sewing room isn't making me feel very accomplished. It's almost an obstacle course getting to the sewing machine, with boxes of projects strewn on the floor.... Maybe that should be my next project! CLEANING... vbg
I like your little mini, the fabrics are wonderful! The basket blocks are very cute. It will be fun to see how you put them together. With the completion of the churn dash blocks it sounds like you accomplished a lot! A bit of a clean up and organizing may be the best way to go working on the UFO`s.ReplyDelete
Your February mini is a very practical and lovely way to use some orphan blocks. It never seems to make a dent in the piles. I'd say your clutter is evidence that you've been busy creating!ReplyDelete
It's always amazing to me how the minis find their way into the household decor, even when you wonder what you might do with them. You have a great start on the year, your little quilt is very lovely. And it will be interesting to see how you integrate your variety of basket blocks into a coherent whole. That is something I've not been able to achieve with my orphan blocks though others do it with ease, or so it seems!ReplyDelete
That is a great mini, Randy!! I've always wanted to make blocks like that, but have yet to actually do it. :)ReplyDelete
What a wonderful variety of basket blocks--and what a challenge to assemble them.
Cute mini and I really like those baskets! cheers!ReplyDelete
Mini quilt finishes can help make you happy. Just keep stitching. The Baskets will be fun to arrange on your wall. HE fun with them.ReplyDelete
Your mini is very pretty! I can't wait to see how you put your basket blocks together. They are so pretty and varied!ReplyDelete
I love your little mini quilt. Done always feels good.ReplyDelete
Woohoo! I love that mini!! Funny it is almost the same block as Barbara Brackman's Antebellum Album block for this month. Your baskets are gorgeous and I 'can't wait to see ho you have set them.ReplyDelete
No matter what you decide to do with your little quilt it sure is cute! I have so many orphan blocks--I should probably make use of them too. The basket sew along has been so fun--I'm amazed at what some have done! Can't wait to see what you come up with using yours!ReplyDelete
The mini quilts look good rolled and displayed together in a basket.ReplyDelete
Love, love all the basket blocks you have made.
love those baskets and super cute mini!ReplyDelete