Wednesday, May 26, 2021

May Mini

Where do you go for your monthly mini inspiration? For me it's usually my scrap bin, orphan blocks, and/or Pinterest. This month is was all three. 


When I saw this little quilt on Pinterest I related to it immediately. After all, I had 4 blocks of narrow strips sitting in a drawer that would be perfect for the center of this month's mini so that's where I started. 

These strips came from a charm pack that Rachel had given me a while ago and I found it really fun to work in a different color palette.   

I pulled what I needed for this little piece from my supply of 1-1/2" strips, squares, and rectangles. It was so easy and now it's done! 

I found this old print in my stash that was just the right size for the back. It's machine quilted in diamonds. Note the binding is split--red on 2 sides and blue on 2. The finished piece is 12-1/2" x 16". 

Wendy will post her mini by the end of the month so be sure and check back with her then :)


I changed the little quilt display in my sewing space. This time it has a patriotic theme for Memorial Day :)

There are lots of violets blooming in our yard. They are so pretty!

And I found a new wildflower. It's called Yellow Archangel. Couldn't have been any closer. It was right in the woods near our driveway :)

That's all for now.

Enjoy the holiday! We are so looking forward to our family get-together!  

 

Copyright 2021 Barbara Schaffer

14 comments:

  1. I thing you did a beautiful job of replicating the feel of the inspiration quilt in your mini creation. And I love your backing fabric. The unexpected always brings a smile. :)
    Nice little patriotic display. I guess it is time to break out the old R/W/B quilts!
    Violets used to bloom in little spots in my parents' yard and I loved it. Haven't heard of the Yellow Archangel before now. Pretty!

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  2. Love your super scrappy mini! I think I'll change out my quilts too. Love your little threesome.

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  3. I really like this kind of free form strip quilt. It is so humble and playful. You really captured the style perfectly and the backing is terrific.
    I have a lot of those wildflowers around here too.
    How nice to see family! enjoy

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  4. I love your little mini! Inspiration is all around us, but sometimes you have to be in the right mood for it to sink in! :)

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    1. So true! Those little strips did it for me this month. The timing was perfect.

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  5. This little quilt practically screams fun! What a joyful little finish it is. Your inspiration quilt is sweet, seems like it may have once been a child's doll quilt.

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  6. It's fun and challenging to use antique quilts and give it your own spin. You captured the essence of this little freestyle design.

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  7. You captured the feel of your inspiration quilt. I love quilts like this so much, in any size. Adding the checked, and the polka dots, really gives it a cute and playful punch. I love your display of 3 in your sewing room, too.

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  8. That is a great little quilt, and I love your patriotic display!

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  9. Love your latest little quilt!

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  10. I adore this mini! My favorite kind of quilt! I have never seen the fabric on the back, how delightful. I love thumbing through old catalogs. So proud of you for labeling your minis before you post them. I always seem to wait until the last minute. I think your ears must have been ringing last week as Barb and I talked a lot about what a great person you are and how you inspire us. Thanks for another great mini! And thank you for showing this new to me wildflower. I wonder if I will be able to find it in Maine?

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    1. Thanks, Wendy, for your sweet comments! I'm really blushing:) Unfortunately, that new wildflower is an invasive!

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  11. What a sweet little quilt.

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