This month's mini was super simple.
I purchased a baggie of flannel squares at the thrift shop for 50-cents and that's how it all started. Penguins, tigers, hobby horses, sports, even a piece of toile were all mixed together :)
I squared up all the pieces to 3-1/2" and started sewing them together in 4-patches until I could no longer match fabrics. Then I randomly filled in with others. I had leftover white flannel from my design wall and added strips to both sides and used it as the backing. (Sorry this is such a bad photo!)
I machine quilted it in cross-hatch and made a label that I tried fusing to the back but it didn't adhere. Anyway, I brought the finished quilt (sans label) to the thrift shop hoping a little girl or boy would want to claim it as their own :)
Don't forget to hop on over to Wendy's blog to see what other mini-makers have been up to this month.
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So look what I found on Pinterest the other day . . .
. . . a picture of my paternal gr-grandfather, Frank Hankinson (lower left), who played for the Chicago White Stockings in 1879. He was the change pitcher on a two-man staff, filling in occasionally in the outfield and third base. He debuted for that team in 1878 when he was 22 years old and was the starting 3rd baseman and even pitched a game. I have three binders' worth of information on his baseball career which lasted through 1888 :)
If you haven't heard about the upcoming Bergen County Quilt & Coverlet Show, October 1-2 in Ridgewood, NJ, you can purchase this beautiful hard cover book ahead of time to read all about the textiles and their makers/owners. Stitched & Woven: Bergen County Quilts & Coverlets 1800-1976 was written by Peggy Norris and Kay Yeomans. So don't forget to add the dates to your calendar--wish I could attend!
After struggling with choosing a new bed for our guest room, I finally purchased this wonderful Adirondack-style aspen-birch log bed. It was actually made in Colorado and delivered in early May to a store in Queensbury NY, (near Lake George) where my son picked it up in his truck and brought it here. Had to put my Sturbridge Strippy quilt on it :) Next purchase will be a new lamp and table!
I just love the details--wood leaves and twigs on the headboard, footboard and side rails. The workmanship is amazing!
That's it for now.
See you next week!
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