Wednesday, December 29, 2021

The real December mini plus other blocks

 I finally finished the binding on my December mini, which you will recall was made using Janet O's scraps (with the condition that I only add one or two fabrics!).  I did only add a light and the binding.  Otherwise it was all Janet's scraps.

I think this is called a bar quilt.  I forgot to wash off the markings for the quilting patterns ...sorry.  This was a fun project, especially using someone else's scraps, which I always think are more attractive, right??!!  Thank you Janet for sharing your leftovers!

I have started a new project (note that I'm not working on something I already started or identified! That would be too easy).  I started doing this block a day being published by Jessica Dayon.  I'm going to do it in purple and aqua for my new granddaughter, Leia, who is living in Virginia now.  These are just the first two. You can join in at her blog:  I think the blocks will slow down after New Years.

When I took the picture of the mini, I realized I had some fun things to share on my sewing table. It's kind of an international collection!

I love the clock.  I ordered it from Moda.  So cute.  But the strangest thing is that when I hung it on the wall, it didn't work.  Didn't keep time.  On my sewing table?  Worked great.  Hung on the wall?  Not so much!  STUMPED

The little star pin cushion was made from fabric I bought at the quilt show in Nantes (France) several years ago.  I love it.

And the Hawaiian "box' in the back is my "trash" holder which I found at a quilt store in Kauai.  I've bought them for all my friends!  It's perfect and even folds flat!

One closing picture of my Zeke, which gives you another idea of how large my dog is!  Here's he's "standing" at the window seat looking out the window where he thinks he sees some people snow-shoeing out back of our cabin.  He does this all the time at our kitchen counters, scanning for something to sneak!  The sweetest dog but oh so strong!! He's been loving the snow, too!  Buries his face or just plops down in the snow banks!!

Hope you are all healthy (this new variant is scary!!) and having a great holiday.  I am sending you lots of love and hugs for a wonderful new year 2022!!

Much love to you all!


  1. Great choice of design for your mini, Randy! The fabrics really get to show off in this style. I laughed about the markings still being there, because I have done that several times when posting a mini. An honest mistake. :)
    I like your color choices for the block-a-day. Kudos to you for doing that. I can't even keep up with a block of the month.
    Cute items on your cutting table. That is crazy about the clock.
    That dog looks like a big boy. The photo made me smile.
    Wishing you a Happy New Year, my friend.

  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR--hoping that 2022 will not see any new variants to worry us all!!
    Wow that is a BIG puppy!! So cute peeking out that window...such fun!!
    I like your "bar" mini--really cute...that cheddar with the navy is great!!
    Hugs, Julierose

  3. Love all of those reds and blues in your "mini bar" quilt. You're right, someone else's scraps seem so much more fun. Your puppy is one big boy, but very cute. Have fun with your new block challenge. You're on your way.

  4. Very nice mini!! Blue and gold is a favorite color combination of mine and the “bars” design is sophisticated in its simplicity. Wishing you an excellent 2022!

  5. Your mini is so up my alley; orange and blue! Just perfect. Love what you did with all those little bits of fabric. Congrats! Your newest project sounds like fun. Enjoy! Love your clock but it is weird that it doesn't work when on the wall. Fancy that. It's Picky 'o'clock! Lol. Zeke is quite a big guy. How small was he supposed to be? a regular poodle size? Ouch! Enjoy time with your family and have a wonderfully pleasant New Year. The kind we remember tenderly for a very long time. ;^)

  6. Oh, I love strippy quilts! You did a fantastic job using all those pieces from Janet. So much fun!! Love your new block a day too. Can't believe how big Zeke is. So handsome! Thanks for another great mini and I hope we can all make it for another year. 2022 has to be better for all of us! Happy New Year my friend!

  7. I love that clock! All I can think of is check that the battery isn't loose and not making contact when on the wall? Or there's a gear or something inside that doesn't connect up in certain positions.

    I like your little bar quilt, and Happy New Year.

  8. Whoa Zeke is gorgeous. Cute mini and it's fun to see your other treasures. The Hawaiian foldable box is genius. The clock is perfect for a sewing room.
    Good luck with that mystery! Happy New Year!

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  10. great scrap bag quilt! love those colors together.
    what a cute clock and Zeke is so adorable. I want to scratch that belly!