I started out as a traditional quilter and had a period of about 6 years where I did l a lot of mini quilts.
There were many from that period that I gave away as gifts, but also many that I still have. Unfortunately a lot were made before digital cameras and I don’t have pictures of many of them.
The Last Rose of Summer
Unfortunately I gave this to a person that got angry with me because I stopped having her cut my hair. I wonder if she destroyed the quilt! She would be just the type of person to get out her scissors and cut it into bits.
Made with repro fabrics and was the first quilt I made on my Janome about 10 years ago. No title.
Kelsey’s Quilt Shop
Made this from a quilt I saw in miniature quilt magazine. Made it for my daughter. The log cabin quilt has 1/2 inch blocks and 9 pieces. Most of this was paper pieced. I made it because she saw it in the magazine and loved it.
The log cabin quilt up close.
Scotland the Brave
Made for my husband who is a bagpiper. That is him in the center of the quilt and the words are to his favorite bagpiping song. This one was hand quilted mostly because I was afraid to free motion quilt it! It was the first time I hand quilted in a long time and it was enjoyable.
So in preparation for moving in with my MIL in May I decided to make something that I can hand quilt while there. I am working on a repro quilt again from fabrics that I have had around for a while. The HST blocks are only 1 1/2 inches. This definitely calls for great accuracy.
Here is a picture of the pattern. My fabrics are a little different than those shown. My husband will love this quilt because he loves blues. It will be 39 in by 39 in.
Here is what I have done so far which is about 80 HST. I plan on fusing the appliqué since I am not really a hand appliqué girl. My husband’s bagpiping quilt was fused and it worked out fine. I guess the quilt police would not be happy with that. Oh well.
I still love the repro fabrics. I like the grayed subdued look of them. I think I will enjoy hand quilting this while living with my MIL. It will certainly help the stress.
The stress of selling out house has increased since last weekend when we got an offer. Their lawyer is all ready being a pain.
Do you still have repro fabrics around? Do you love or hate them? Do you still do hand quilting?
Hope on over to Nina-Marie to see what she is doing. I am linking a day early because I will be busy tomorrow.
Thanks for reading.
Almost forgot about the hawk that we had near our bird feeders last weekend. Not another bird in sight!