My childhood neighbor, Arzetta Poole, instilled in me a love of quilting and fabrics. She had piles of brightly colored feedsacks and vintage novelty scraps mounded in her sewing room. But she also had a small box of treasured pieces she said were too old to use. I remember peering into the box and seeing tiny little pieces of white fabrics with animals and bugs doing strange things like playing baseball or catching fish. I was mesmerized and I have loved these special conversational (c1890) prints ever since.
So here is my August mini with 60 different reproduction conversational prints. I was going to call it "Just Making Conversation", but I think "Small Talk" seems more appropriate for its size (16" x 20").
My favorite fabric is the cricket playing pool!
I was going to use a soft Cadet blue as an alternate color, but my May mini was blue and white so I chose my favorite Mary Koval red print instead.
I used a bamboo batting (from Busy Thimble) for the first time as an experiment. It has much the same feeling as Warm and Natural cotton which is really a bit heavy for such a small quilt, but I like how it came out anyway. I really wanted to hand quilt it, but… well, you know!
Kyle's (Timeless Reflections) August mini is gorgeous and really picks up the colors of summer (here).
Barbara's (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors) August mini is perfect for this summer month (here).
Barb (Fun With Barb) has been working on a fabulous summer spread and made this little adorable mini to match (here). Barb and I have worked independently on similar things more than once - spooky or just kismet?!
All I can say about Janet's (Rogue Quilter) is wow! She has done it again with her mini magic!
And Randy's (Barrister's Block) touch of wool is magnificent! What talented quilters we have!
Happy end of August!