Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Jan Mini and A Finish!

January's mini was the result of the Pinterest-inspired quilt below. 

After seeing this little quilt there was no hesitation what-so-ever to make one for January. 

I already had plenty of pre-cut scraps 1-1/2" x 3" and lots of different-sized triangles. What could be easier?? With a little squaring up of each block it went together in no time at all. I didn't even match the triangles on the side seams when sewing blocks together. They were offset and that was fine with me.

Nine little blocks and leftover red strips finished it off. BTW, the reds are all the same color. I just photographed it in the wrong spot on the floor so it looks like there's a shadow on the right :) It's machine quilted in a 1" cross-hatch allover.

Don't forget to visit Wendy's blog for more monthly minis :)

Dutch Panel is done! Rachel gave me that beautiful panel many years ago. 

Here's a closer look at the center. I love the pale yellow background.

When I started making hexies I chose fabrics that were the colors in the panel and could be fussy cut.

I've gotten so much use out of the border fabric that once belonged to quilting friend, Jill R. Thank you Susan for sharing that with me :)

Mitered corners are (not) my favorite, hahaha!

This is the fabric I put on the back. It seemed apropos with all those urns and flowers. 

That's it for now :)

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Copyright 2020, Barbara Schaffer



  1. Oh my word! I love that little mini and the Dutch panel quilt is sensational. I do not recognize that glorious panel. I do recognize the fabulous border print, but I can't remember whose it is. You may not like mitered corners, but you surely did a fantastic job. Thanks for playing along again. I will post on Friday and link you in.

  2. Your mini is adorable, Barbara! (Also gives me some ideas for what else I might do with some of my own endless tiny scraps ~ )
    Your Dutch Panel quilt is just beautiful. Your fabric choices are brilliant, and pull it all together nicely. I'm sure you've shown some detail pix of those hexies already, I'll have to scroll back and take another look. Sure would be nice to see some of these magnificent quilts in person.
    I would love to get a hold of a beautiful panel some day, as i absolutely could not manage intricate applique. And I love medallion quilts!

  3. Your quilt are absolutely gorgeous !! Oh congratulations !!

  4. Oh, I love both of these quilts! I'll have to remember that block to use up some of the overflowing strings and other bits that keep threatening to take over here. The Dutch panel is just glorious. Beautiful finishes.

  5. Love, love, love your mini. I understand why you wanted to make one when you saw the inspirational picture because now, I want one too. Great job on the panel. Congratulations for a double finish January. ;^)

  6. No January doldrums in your sewing room. Your mini is charming with all those different colors and patterns. I've earmarked that pattern for future use too. The Dutch medallion is gorgeous with the added fussy cut hexies. They're both awesome finishes.

  7. What wonderful little quilts! I love the little hourglass blocks in the secondary pattern of your first quilt.
    The hexie quilt is beautiful. Your mitered corners are perfection and the fussy cutting is so fun to see. Perfect backing fabric!

  8. An adorable little "cracker" block quilt!
    Your Dutch panel quilt turned out lovely. Amazing fussy-cut hexies around it, and your mitered border is an excellent finish!

  9. Your little mini is adorable. The panel quilt is beautiful and I think you chose the perfect backing as well.

  10. Both are such good looking little quilts! Your hexie border is so special - I mean what a stunning quilt!

  11. Thanks for haring your lovely pieces - very inspiring.

  12. Oh, I love that little quilt! I have a squirrel moment!

  13. Your mini is gorgeous as is your panel quilt. (I have a UFO with mitered corners bordering each block). You have had a fabulous month for sure!

  14. I love finding a piece of Jill's stash in mine! Love that border.
    Such sweet minis!!