Thursday, October 31, 2019

October monthly mini and small quilt

Meet my monthly mini for October. I combined SITD machine quilting and hand stitching, but it was almost impossible to make the stitching show up in the photos.
 

My little quilt (made from leftover strips from the Indigo Challenge issued by Sandy back in  March of this year) finishes at 6" x 4 3/4". It is an itty-bitty thing, as you can see from the photo on the right where it fits in my hand.
I am linking this with Wendy over at The Constant Quilter blog.

My other finish (well, just the top) is the October small quilt from the Circa 1880 club. It will finish at about 20" square, and I will probably bind it with the same subtle black print that I used for the inner border.

Most all of the setting fabrics I used are from Pam's brand new line of fabric, New Circa Essentials. Only the outer border is from one of her other fabric lines. I deviated from the pattern by putting the uneven 9-patch blocks in the outer corners. I also switched up the value placement a few times. None of that should come as a surprise to long-time followers. When have I ever been able to follow a pattern to the letter? Okay, there are those few times I have been a pattern tester, and I do behave myself in situations such as those.

Still very busy with Mom's care, but she has greatly  improved since having "bone cement" injected into her two sacral fractures. Her pain level is much more manageable and she has started physical therapy to regain some of the strength and balance she has lost during this month of sitting around waiting for them to figure out what was wrong and what could be done about it.
Thanks to all who have checked in, and included her in your thoughts and prayers.

Until next time,
Janet O.

32 comments:

  1. Oh Janet, you made it in the nick of time! I love it. The 2nd Quilt is awesome too. Glad your mom is doing better. I'll continue to pray for her.

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  2. Your mini is adorable, Janet, and it tickles me to see those tiny bits of indigo. I love how you break the rules with the Circa quilt. Breaking rules is one of my favorite parts od quiltmaking. :-) I'm happy to hear your mom is making progress. Bless you, and your family. Your are definitely in my prayers.

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  3. So tiny, so precise...so beautiful! I love your artistry! You and your mom have remained in my prayers. Glad she is some better.

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  4. So much beauty packed into your tiny mini! I love the larger top too, those setting triangles and border should be fun to quilt. So happy to hear your mom is improving and getting stronger, that's the best news of all!

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  5. OH my goodness, that is a tiny quilt. I have made blocks that were tiny, but nothing as small as yours. Beautiful workmanship.

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  6. Absolutely amazing mini! It would be stress inducing for me but I know you gain satisfaction from such tiny piecing. So glad your Mom is improving and able to have therapy. What a help they are.

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  7. Im speechless at the tiny size of your mini. I just love it! I'm so glad that you included the photo with your hand so we could appreciate how tiny it really is! adorable.
    Puss in the Corner is such a wonderful block and it is great in your new PB quilt top. The on point setting is really nice.
    Glad to hear your mom has less pain.
    xo

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  8. Wow I love your tiny mini quilt. It is beautiful. Glad to hear your Mom is doing better. Hugs

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  9. Your poor mom is going through so much; I hope today is a good day! Your mini's keep getting smaller and smaller! My fingers hurt, just thinking about sewing something so tiny. Beautiful! Your other block is beautiful, too.... love the colors!

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  10. very good news about your mum...no doubt all are delighted...a real tangible blessing....and cute little quilts as always!

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  11. Wow, that is the mini-est of minis! It is amazing. It belongs on a dollhouse bed! I think changing up patterns and adapting things to suit ourselves is part of what makes quilting fun. Glad your Mom is in less pain.

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  12. So darn cute! Good thing you weren't planning on using that little mite of a quilt to get warm - ha! It is so cold here but it looks like your temps are getting lower than ours. I need to find some shoes that will keep my feet warm.

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  13. Love the mini in orange and black, so perfect and sew tiny! Well done its a great finish and should win a prize for being so darn cute!

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  14. Itty bitty doesn't quite cover it. Your work is amazing! Glad to hear your Mom is doing better.

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  15. Your Circa 1880 piece is amazing! But that cheddar on your mini mini ... WOW! Glad to hear positive news for your mom!! :)

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  16. My first thought was, no way, that whole quilt was fitting into your hand! Then I thought, of course. Janet made it!!! Awesome!!

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  17. Glad to hear your Mom is getting a little relief! Your mini is darling (and amazingly mini!).

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  18. Your mini is certainly tiny! Cute, cute.

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  19. That is almost unbelievable! Do you use silk thread so it's not as bulky? I can just hardly believe fabric can be cut that tiny and live to tell about it! Color me impressed!πŸπŸΏπŸ‚

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  20. Your monthly mini quilt is amazing, Janet. It's so TINY! And adorable, too.
    Your Circa 1880 quilt is beautiful, too. I'm not a purple lover but I think I could learn to love the purples in that quilt. They are beautiful.
    Bone cement is a new concept to me. I'm glad to hear it's working for your mom. I hope there are still enough people to spread the help around so it doesn't all fall to you.

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  21. That tiny mini quilt is gorgeous! xx

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  22. Very happy to hear your Mom is doing better!
    LOVE that mini, mini, mini!!! OMG...the tiny pieces...the colors! :-)

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  23. Your two quilts are darling. I would NEVER make one as small as your hand sized, I know my piecing would really show off how off I am! Amazing!

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  24. Madly in love with that mini and I LOVE how it's displayed. I've always loved minis but I never thought I'd try one that small but this I have to do! Prayers for your mom to heal quickly!

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  25. So glad to hear your Mom is improving and not in so much pain. Your mini, mini quilt is totally amazing. I could ever make anything so tiny, and have come out so beautifully. Your Circa 1880 quilt is lovely too. Glad your are still getting a little sewing time in.

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  26. Perfect mini! I finally have power and internet back so I will post the updated version today. I love the Pam Buda quilt too. I have yet to make one of the mini's in the packet but I plan on doing the December one. Hope all is well. Thanks for another great mini!

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  27. That is one tiny mini for October! So sweet! Fun seeing those indigos again from Sandy's challenge :) The fun of being a quilter is changing up patterns to make you happy. Love the layout of your Circa 1880 club top!

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  28. YOWZA!! That tiny quilt is tiny!! Is that the smallest one you have ever done?? It's fabulous as well as the Circa 1880 huge mini!! :-) Sooooo happy your Mom is doing better!! What a relief for both of you!! In my prayers always!!

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  29. What an amazing tiny quilt!!
    I'm glad they had a way to help your mom's pain.

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  30. I love that tiny quilt! I toy with the thought of trying miniature but quickly come back to my senses.

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