Monday, May 11, 2009

Mini Quilt Monday

I have joined the Mini Quilt Monday Flickr Group. I was sent an invitation to join and I have taken up the offer as I think it will help to extend and practice my machine quilting skills. What I also like about this group is that there are few rules, if any. You can post as often as you like, and not necessarily on a Monday either!

My weekends are usually very busy so posting a new Mini Quilt each Monday is not going to be happening here. Realistically I am going to aim for one Mini Quilt a month.

This is my first Mini Quilt:


The printed fabrics were reclaimed out of my small scrap (but too good to throw out) box.


The finished Mini Quilt measures 16.5 inches x 27.5 inches.


I have issues with straight line quilting. My straight lines must be straight and nothing less. This involves a lot of measuring and marking and stress. However, for this quilt I forced myself not to mark any of the lines before quilting. I had a lot of fun making it and I think it has turned out just fine.

You too can join the Mini Quilt Monday group. It is a fun way to extend and practice new skills and share ideas.

22 comments:

  1. It is gorgeous. Your quilts are beautiful - haven't seen one that I haven't adored yet!!

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  2. Simple but Stunning...love those Fabrics with the White...Great Incentive...
    cheers

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  3. So clean and fresh - the colours and the lines! Just lovely!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

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  4. I love this...particularly that Denyse Schmidt fabric I spy...

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  5. What a great mini quilt! I love the three blocks and the quilting! Great job.

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  6. What a great mini quilt! I love it another one very fresh and crisp!

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  7. That is really darling! I love mini-quilts so much!

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  8. Your quilting is better than "just fine".
    A lovely mini-quilt.
    Andi :-)

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  9. I love the choice of the green binding against the white. The quilting is also gorgeous!

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  10. A really nice mini-quilt!

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  11. I love this mini-quilt. Seems like everytime I click onto your blog you have the sweetest creations!

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  12. Hi, I love it. Simple yet very effective.

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  13. this is fantastic. i just finished up a quilting class. oh boy, do i need lots of practice. though, i really do enjoy it. cant wait till i am better so i can do some quilting on a project.

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  14. You right it did turn out fine, actually great. I can understand the straight stitching issues, but they look straight to me. Well done.

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  15. Wow, it is so beautiful and happy and fun! You did a great job - the lines look great!

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  16. i love mini quilts, and are a favorite to whip up!! yours turned out stunning!!

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  17. Such a beautiful quilt, great fabrics and all the white just makes it so happy and pristine!

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  18. Bloody Beautiful. I am so glad you didn't stress over the straight lines. and the mini are fab!.

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  19. I was totally smitten with your mini quilt and had to immediately make one of my own -- then it took me all week to find my camera to take a picture of it. Thanks for all your lovely inspiration!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/24476979@N03/3534432587/

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  20. This mini is gorgeous! It reminds me of early spring: cool, crisp weather with new little flowers peeking through the last bits of snow from winter. LOVE it! Thank you for sharing it.

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