Sunday, January 31, 2021

January Mini #37!

Whew! I just made the deadline :) I first joined Wendy making monthly minis in January 2018 and it's been ongoing ever since. Hard to believe I've made 36 of these little quilts and this month it's #37!

I don't normally work in orange but had an idea back in October to do something with this Deacon reject. Well, it never materialized then but was resurrected for this month. That's because I found this orange stripe at the thrift shop a couple of months ago and it seemed to be perfect for the border.

More orange for the back--a print I'd been saving for I don't know how many years! 

But I thought I'd take you back to the beginning . . .

January 2018 was a reject block from my Gypsy Wife quilt when I was using all vintage fabrics from my collection. 

January 2019 was made from leftover tumblers. The large tumbler quilt is still a UFO!

January 2020 was a little quilt inspired from one I saw on Pinterest. In fact, I've posted all my monthly minis to a Pinterest board here. I like seeing them all in one place. 

The list of mini makers seems to be growing and there is always time for you to join in! There's nothing more satisfying than making a monthly mini! You get to be creative, use orphan blocks, pull some scraps, and even try something new! You can see Wendy's mini and more here :)

Happy Sunday!


Copyright 2021, Barbara Schaffer


  1. Such fun visiting your pinterest board and seeing all the minis together. Your current mini bears a strong resemblance to the first one with the Old Italian blocks featured. You've created a beautiful collection!

  2. Great minis! They are so fun to make, and I enjoy seeing yours!

  3. Love this new mini and all the others too! The orange looks fab.

  4. Loved seeing your awesome collection and the newest addition. Orange is a color usually ignored. Great fabric for the border.

  5. Oh my goodness I love these minis - the new one fits right in and the stripes are absolutely perfect and dynamic for it.

  6. Hard to believe that bold, graphic mini is made from a rejected block. It really comes together beautifully with your thrift store find fabric.
    Interesting that your 2018 quilt was also from a reject block of the same design.
    It is fun to see your January minis over the years we have been doing these. Makes me curious to go back and peek at my own. :)

  7. Oh how pretty! I love your minis!

  8. Oh, I love it! The print on the back is new to me. Gorgeous! And, I love that you have reposted all your January minis. This is a really fun thing to see. Barb just asked me how long we have been doing this and I was amazed to realize we are beginning our 4th year. I've given away some of them but I still have quite a pile. Thanks for hanging in there and creating such beautiful minis!


  10. I love the energy of your Jan Orangy mini.
    X marks the spot for a new year.
    What fun to see the 4 january quilts all together. Good for you for not missing a month - wow.