Saturday, April 12, 2014

No Surprises Here

 I'm still making minis. Imagine that. : )
The three pictured below are all at flimsy stage. 
This photo is misleading. Those are oversized, decorative spools.
 You may recall these houses that my friend, Annie Miksch, prepped for me as a travel project when I went to visit DD#1 last Fall. There are six more houses waiting to be stitched up. Maybe the last six won't look as wonky as these first six do. My hand stitching skills were very rusty! I already have plans for the rest of the house blocks, but I won't be trying to finish them up for the trunk show.
These houses finish at 2 3/4 inches.


This little medallion style quilt is centered around a leftover basket from an earlier quilt. The basket finished at 2 1/4 inches. The geese finish at 1/2"x1" and, yes, they are paper pieced.



Didn't you expect me to make a mini pineapple
quilt? These blocks are the same size as my little ornaments--2 inches finished. Haven't removed the papers from this yet, and I am not looking forward to that!


Next up is a tiny Feathered Star. The star block will be 4 1/4" finished. I haven't yet decided the setting for this. The pattern puts 4 of them on point, but I don't have time to do that.

I've got 5 mini flimsies that need quilting. I need to get finished with the piecing and move on to the quilting and binding very soon!

Spring is finally here, and as proof there are 19 baby lambs on the farm. Triplets were born Friday. Maybe I can get a photo of some of the cute babies tomorrow to share in my next post.
Until then,
Janet O.

42 comments:

Vivian said...

OH MY GOSH! These three little flimsies are absolutely wonderful. Very impressive.
But I have a question. What's wonky about your houses? I don't see anything wrong. If you're suggesting that maybe the walls of the houses aren't perfectly plumb, or maybe the window sashes aren't perfectly straight, then you need to forgive yourself and absolutely enjoy the cuteness of your little houses. No house inspections allowed. They're great, just as they are.

Kimme said...

They are all gorgeous. Can't wait to see the feathered star.

belarmina said...

preciosos!!!!!!
¿cual elegir? ¿la piña?
imposible todos me gustan
felicitaciones
buen fin de semana

Kaaren said...

I am truly humbled by your minis. "Gorgeous" just doesn't seem to cut it. They are beyond beautiful, Janet.

Carol said...

They are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!! You're trunk show is going to be amazing! That feathered star...oh my...I just don't have words...WOW!

Debbie said...

Beautiful.....but that pineapple takes the cake/prize/trophy for me!!!! So amazing.

Impera Magna said...

Oh my, how beautiful... all of them! I'm trying to wrap my mind around just how small they are....

moosecraft said...

Gorgeous! At first, I was thinking the basket medallion was my favorite... but, that feathered star REALLY caught my eye! Looks like you are having a lot of fun! :-)

Doniene said...

Just wonderful little quilts!! You are a wonder - and I admire you for tackling all that paper!!!

Blessings

Terry said...

Oh my...your minis are amazing! I LOVE that pineapple quilt! :0)

Barbara Black said...

These are fantastic! Love the feathered star!

Me and My Stitches said...

All adorable! And speaking of adorable, I can't wait to see the cute little lambs!

Juliann in WA said...

These are beautiful! I love the houses

Cathy said...

Oh Janet these little quilts are adorable. I love them. Hugs

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Those are fabulous! I'm partial to the pineapples and that has inspired me on what I want to do with my WIP pineapple miniatures. I'd hoped to get some more of those blocks stitched up at the one-day retreat I was at yesterday, but the quilt top I wanted to piece took longer than I thought it would. Those pineapple blocks aren't going anywhere. ;-)

Barb said...

great minis - that pineapple is awesome!!
luckily, the quilting should be fast going. the tiny feathered star will be stunning!

Quilter Kathy said...

These are so so adorable! I sure wish I could come to your show :(

Ann Parks said...

I love all of your mini quilts! But that feathered star is truly amazing to me! I had a hard time making one that was 12" and can't imagine scaling it down to 4.25"

Pat said...

The scale of your minis really hit when placed next to spools of thread! They are so fabulous and an example of true dedication and skill -
Your feathered star is going to be incredible!!!

Teresa in Music City said...

Triplet baby lambs??? Oh I would LOVE to see that - how sweet!!!!

Your minis never fail to mesmerize me! And you do such a lovely job with them. They are perfect!!! I am absolutely in awe of your attempt to do a feathered star - wow! Can't wait to see that one!!!

Gayle said...

Too funny, but the house quilt looks ginormous next to the other two - hard to imagine their actual size because the scale is done so perfectly. Brave lady to tackle the feathered star - that's one that I never want to do myself. You're going to machine quilt these, right? I sure hope the ladies appreciate all your efforts to prepare for the trunk show - you're really churning them out!

Mary said...

Love, Love, Love your Minis. a Feathered Star is on my Bucket list of NewFOs. Maybe in June? I have a bunch of tiny Hsts that would work for it too. A mini might be the way to go! Thanks for your inspiration. Wish I could be there for the Trunk Show. Happy Quilting on your minis!!!

Rebecca in AK said...

Your minis are a wonder!! I have never worked with blocks this small. I love them ALL!! I may have to try a similar basket quilt, because I just bought some of the same blue fabric.

Robin said...

Delightful. I love the colors and set up of the houses. I love the basket medallion mini. I loved the fussy cut centers on the pineapple quilt. You do beautiful work. Wish these were coming my way. . .

Anonymous said...

Wow! These are amazing and beautiful! So tiny!

Barbara Black said...

I agree!

Carole in Nebraska said...

Everything that everyone else has already said!!! You amaze me. Your trunk show will be wonderful; wish I could be there to see you and all your quilts up close and in person.

Daniel and Angie Callister said...

Love them all but the pineapple is my favorite! :) save the papers for me and I'll remove them when I come....very soon!

Frog Quilter said...

Your minis are awesome! Are you working from a book or magazine? Which one?

AnnieO said...

I don't see any wonkiness either-- your tiny piecing is superb! Love the pineapple's chains in two colors. Good luck on completing all the quilting and binding!

Kylie Lloyd said...

I love the pineapple mini quilt. It's so cute.

diane s said...

I truly admire those cute little pineapple blocks!!! Sweet little quilts!

Kristie said...

Beautiful! It amazes me that they are so tiny. Such a great job!

Have a wonderful and Blessed day
Kristie

Michelle said...

Wow...the minis are amazing! My favorite is the pineapple. Love it!

Ruth said...

I absolutely adore the mini pineapple quilt!!! The others are wonderful too. I just can't imagine.... Can't wait to see the feathered star finished.

cityquilter grace said...

such cute minis.....love that pineapple especially....my bro has some baby lambs too...they are adorable!

Wendy said...

Your mini's are so adorable. I love them all.

Vic in NH said...

Your mini's are wonderful but my favorite one is the pineapple with that deep cream constant; very beautiful! Pictures of lambs are so quiet but in person they sure do make a racket, LOL!

Sarah said...

Looking forward to the lamb photos!
Love the basket quilt - you guessed that! and I also like the alternating black and white corners to the pineapple. Can't say I've ever seen it that way before but I really like it.Can't wait to see your feathered star. It's on my bucket list but never seems to get any closer to the top of the list.

Kris said...

Amazing quilts!! Especially the pineapple quilt!! Hey, when you come get your thread tomorrow (Tuesday) and the little dark and dirty pressie that is in the bag with it, you can leave your pineapple quilt and I will tweezer the papers out for you!! What a woman, eh?? ;-))

Anonymous said...

Drooling here...wow....gorgeous little bits are to die for! Cute, cute, cute! My favorite you ask? Ok...you didn't ask but let it be known the pineapple one!

Missie of Traditional Primitives said...

Stunning!