Sunday, March 1, 2015

I guess it was wishful thinking on my part

that I could actually get my chosen UFO at least to flimsy stage by the end of the month. Didn't happen. This is where things stand with my miniature Burgoyne Surrounded (based on a large quilt by Lisa Bongean, shown HERE).
 Ten out of twelve 4 1/4" blocks are completed (and it looks like they could all use a shave--haven't trimmed them yet). The cornerstones will be more little 3/4" 9-patches.

 The last two blocks are waiting the completion of the tiny 9-patch blocks before they can be sewn together.

So this is the only finish I had for February--the Buttermilk Basin heart pillow from retreat last month. (The quilts on the rack are all my Mom's handiwork.)
At Miss Stacy's recommendation, I stuffed it with the Morning Glory Brand Premium Polyester Fiberfill. It makes for a firmer pillow.

I wish I could show you more, but I haven't done anything else. That's all, folks! : )

Until next time,
Janet O.



28 comments:

  1. Those are very tiny blocks. Don't feel bad if you haven't gotten a bunch of Finishes. February was a short month. Hope you find a bit more time in March.

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  2. janet those little blocks are gorgeous....coming along fine...and don't feel bad, i had zero finishes for february.....

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  3. I am always amazed by the gorgeous minis you make! And such a wonderful display of your mom's beautiful quilts topped by your pretty pillow! What a talented duo you are!

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  4. Good things come to those who wait. Looking forward to seeing the tiny Burgoyne Surrounded top finished.

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  5. That is one beautiful quilt! New to me stuffing--I will have ti try it

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  6. I love your miniature Burgoyne Surrounded. Just focus and get it done! ;0)

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  7. What a pretty miniature Burgoyne quilt. I have never heard of this particular stuffing. I usually use wool fleece as I have so much of it left from my spinning days.

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  8. Shave and a haircut, two snips! That is now running through my head -- I'm so susceptible! LOL! You're work is so lovely -- the pillow is just darling! And I love the colors of your mini-in-progress. Our quilt show, for the first time this year, will have a category for minis! I'm so excited! :)

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  9. Beautiful as usual. You have so much patience to make things so small. The little heart pillow is just the right accent. I love the ribbon and bow quilting design on the fan quilt.

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  10. As always, you have created a beautiful and entertaining post full of eye-candy! Please consider doing an "All Mom's Quilts" quilt show, as they are quite wonderful to see!

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  11. My finishes have been few and far between too! I don't believe I've had a finish since December. Love your tiny Burgoyne blocks.

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  12. I can't wait to see the finished Burgoyne Surrounded mini. Your pillow turned out beautifully and it's colors work so well with those of your mom's quilts. I agree that we should be in on a "Mom's quilt show" post but I'm sure that so many of them must have been gifted and aren't available. :-(

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  13. Love the color combinations in your Burgoyne Surrounded - it will be finished all in good time. Your pillow is so sweet and looks ready to welcome Spring. Lets hope it comes soon.

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  14. Your Burgoyne Surrounded is gorgeous - just because things are small doesn't mean they are any quicker to make does it?! At least you are making progress on your older projects and it looks like it won't be long till you've done this top. The cushion is sweet - the scalloped outer is a nice touch.

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  15. I think your pieces get tinier and tinier. Your Burgoyne quilt is margnicent. I bet it will be a finish for March.

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  16. I think those tiny blocks must take must take a lot of time and concentration. It is looking fabulous and I am sure you will have it done soon. I love your heart pillow!

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  17. Beautiful pillow! I just love your TINY blocks! Wow!
    Kristie

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  18. The first thing I thought when reading this was I LOVE your mini Burgoyne! That block is a favorite of mine ... and in a miniature -- SWOON! My second thought was that I was glad that I'm not the only quilter whose blocks need a shave. Alas, mine grow hairy even after I've trimmed them ... as I'm piecing them into rows and then into a top. :-(

    I love your display of your mom's quilt - topped by that sweet pillow!

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  19. Love your Burgoyne Surrounded--beautiful version!

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  20. Your thready design wall is just like mine... it's the sign of a very busy quilter!

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  21. That's a lot! pat yourself on the back and enjoy your progress - I did.

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  22. Janet, maybe it's time to work on things that AREN'T miniature!!! :-)

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  23. Nice finish on the pillow Mom :)

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  24. I love how you're using a scrappy black background on your little blocks - makes it SO interesting to look at. And the size of them boggles my mind!

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  25. I still can't get my mind around these 4 1/4" blocks. That's soooo tiny! You are almost finished!
    Your heart pillow looks right at home there. It's beautiful.

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  26. You're soooo close to having it finished! It's incredible!! Love your BB pillow too!!

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  27. Your little pillow is elegant and so pretty! I do like a well stuffed pillow, looks like that poly fill works great!
    You'll finish your mini BS soon and it will be stunning!

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