Happy snow days everybody! We’ve had an unusual (for us) snow storm here in Oregon. We had close to a foot of snow and have had snow for three days now. It’s beginning to melt and we’ll soon be back to our usual rainy February weather but it sure was fun!! Guess who loves snow as much as I do? Ella just runs and jumps and plows through it. She gets so excited! It’s fun to still have somebody at home that likes to play in the snow with me.
Have you ever noticed how snow days feel like “Freebie” days? A day to do something you might not have done that day, had it not been snowing outside? Well I decided to make a little quilt that I’d been dying to make. I don’t often get to sew something up that isn’t business related, i.e. for a class or Sweet Treasures pattern. So even though I had a BAZILLION other things I should have been doing, I decided to make this little guy, just for fun! I’m glad I did!
It measures 13″ x 16″. The blocks are 3″ x 4″. It was so much fun! And fun to have it DONE! Have you noticed the Mini’s craze that seems to be happening in the online quilting world? I’m loving them. If you google Mini quilts you’ll see some fun ones. Mini walls (a wall of mini’s) is becoming rather popular. This is my first for my Mini’s wall in my new sewing room. The walls are a vintagy aqua/blue. Won’t this be adorable? It could be the only one for awhile. That’s OK. You’ll be seeing some mini’s from Sweet Treasures this spring.
This quilt is the Mini “Dwell” by Camille Roskelley of Thimbleblossoms. Here’s her mini wall, (scroll down a few pictures) I’m a little jealous. I love her style and colors. She is the daughter of the mother daughter team, Bonnie and Camille for Moda fabrics.
I tried a little different type of hanger for the back of the quilt. A folded square with the raw edges stitched into the binding. I think it’ll work good for small quilts, and soooo simple. Inserting a small dowel the width of the quilt will hold the top edge flat and give a spot to hang on a single nail, or sometimes I use a needle for a real light hanging. Needles don’t make much of a hole.
So what do you think about Mini’s? Would you make one? Would you love to have a wall of them?
Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~ Terri