Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mini, Little, BIG

I had plenty of strips leftover from Gypsy Wife . . .

. . . and thought they would look great in a mini like the one above. Thank you, Rachel, for Edyta Sitar's book, Little Handfuls of Scraps :) I love it! Such inspiration!

I made three minis 9-1/2" x 12-1/2" with 1" strips. So quick and easy!

Bright and cheery, too!

The backs. I bought the vintage fabric on the right from Natalie many years ago :) 

Perfect together--quilts and books! It was story time at Barnes & Noble the other day to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Little Golden Books (1942-2017). How I loved those books! Didn't you? These were my favorites. I liked playing librarian and wrote my name and "14 days" on the inside cover of each one :)

On another note, this BIG turkey was in the road when I went out for an early morning walk. It took me a minute to focus on what I was seeing and then I ran back in the house to get my camera hoping a car wouldn't come in the meantime. Luckily there was no car and Mr. T. had moved to higher ground. 

He was trying to impress a female that showed no interest whatsoever in his display.

I like to think those colors are Turkey Red and Prussian Blue, lol! I still can't believe his size! Mostly all feathers and fluff :)

Remember when I made some Patch Basket blocks? Well, I'm finally putting them together! Hopefully, I can show you the top next week :)

Yesterday I brought GW to be longarm quilted :) 

Barbara B's blog has some lovely NJ Quaker Album quilts. Check them out:

Have a great week!

Copyright 2017, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Your quilt blocks are great, but those turkey pictures are fantastic! A chance of a lifetime to get such pictures! Thanks for sharing. ---"Love"

    1. That was one big turkey! I can't believe he hung around long enough for me to take pictures.

  2. Isn't Edyta S. Book wonderful. Your mini's are delightful. Thanks for the info about the Golden Book anniversary. I might need to go pick up a few of my favorites. That turkey really knows how to strut his stuff. I totally agree, turkey red and Prussian blue!

  3. The basket is beautiful and I can't wait to see all the top !
    Edyta Sitar's book is a real temptation no ? Your three minis are so pretty !

  4. What cute little quilts! I love that basket block!!
    That turkey is huge! What a sight!

  5. Your little quilts are so so cute! I love the coupling with the LGB and that were a child librarian is wonderful and charming.
    Wow - what a great tom turkey!!!
    thanks for the links

  6. Those little quilts are so adorable! Those fabrics are perfect for the rail fence block. I love Edyta's book too! That Tom turkey is beautiful. He must have been showing off for you!