Wednesday, September 23, 2009

New Mini's!

First up, a possible mini for the Holiday Mini Quilt Swap. It still needs another 3 inch border or so (or a combination of borders to equal 3 inches) before it becomes 16x16.. but I'm starting to like this one.

Possible Holiday Mini Quilt

I do have 3 others in the works, they all have pieces cut out but not sewn together yet. What do you all think? Would you like to receive this as a swap quiltie? I'm planning on hand-quilting it.

And here's the start of the quilting (again by hand) on the mini quilt top "First Snowfall"
Begining of Hand Quilting in First Snowfall

Here's a different view. I'm quilting a swirly snowflake in it.
Begining of Hand Quilting in First Snowfall

Quilted New Jersey:
New Jersey - a miniature quilt in cloth!

I drew the pattern for NJ freehand on paper, and then decided that I wanted to applique it on, so I used my trusty machine and machine appliqued it. But since New Jersey's nickname is the "Garden State" and I had a few 4.5 or 5 inch squares of strawberry fabric, and some floral fabric left, I chose to make it a true, "Garden State"

And the label for the quilt (not yet attached) is in the shape of NJ too. I'll post that once it's attached to the quiltie.


  1. The New Jersey mini is so sweet! What a neat way to showcase the state! The "First Snowfall" has always been a favorite of mine...can't wait to see it done.

    blessings friend

  2. I love the winter mini. Great colors.

    What a fun little quilt NJ is :)

  3. I love the blue mini. Never done a swap but would like to give it a try. I live in Florida, but if that state is already taken, I also live part of the year in Montana so I could represent that state. Please let me know the details, rules, etc. You can contact me at or