Sunday, June 30, 2019

Dark Solstice - June Mini

I thought it would be nice to make something with flowers for my June mini. I have boxes full of little hexie flowers that were already stitched, so this would be easy peasy. 
I found myself pulling out these dark fabrics and realized it was reflective of our dark and dreary Spring! I just stitched them together, popped out the oaktag papers and appliqued it onto this gray fabric. I punch a hole in the center of my templates for easy removal with tweezers and they are reusable.
I searched for the darkest fabric in my stash for the border and voila! 

I felt if I used a bright yellow floral for the back, the sun might finally come out.
Let me tell you, it worked! Just as I finished the binding, the sun came out and we had two lovely days of sunshine in a row! The mold is beginning to recede!

Click on the links to my fellow mini makers to see their delightful creations.

Quilting Babcia - (Amity Quilter) 
I just returned from the Vermont Quilt Festival where I met up with Randy (Barrister's Block) and Barb (Fun with Barb). What a ball! I will post more later, but you will want to check out Barb and Randy's blogs as they are much better photographers! I've been pretty bad about reading and commenting in Blogland this week. I do hope to catch up next week! 

Happy Summer to all!


  1. Love the use of the bird fabric for the border. I am wondering if I have it in my stash. It looks familiar.

  2. Lovely. I am smitten by any fabric that has birds on it.

  3. This turned out so cute. I love the border fabric, it adds so much. I love those large floral fabrics. I have many but not this one. I thought the hexie flowers in boxes were actually flowers in pots at first glance.

  4. So much to love about your June mini - especially the way it finally broke through and brought you sunshine! Love your little storage cups for the hexies, love the gorgeous bird border fabric in black (I have the red version) and oh my - your background fabric is a piece I have a little chunk left in my own stash...That is a Brannock and Patek piece - circa 1996 - so dear.

  5. I love the entire quilt, but especially that bird border fabric. It seems we're all about to have an off again on again summer. Hard to work the land when it resembles a wet sponge. Hope your sunny days prevail over this holiday week.

  6. What a darling mini! I love the fussy cutting and the bird birder print :0)

  7. Very cool! I love ALL the fabrics. The gray background is looking very familiar... I believe I might have that one in another colorway. Orange? Glad you finally got some good weather!

  8. Love this mini and your border fabric is one of my favorites. I had it in brown and used it in my king nine patch.
    it was such fun to see you in Vermont! wish we had had a few days!!

  9. I really love this mini. Hugs

  10. It was a crazy spring! I hope the sun is out for awhile now!! Cute quilt!!

  11. Lovely. I really like the birds in the border print. I am glad the sun finally came out for you.

  12. Fun project - and the border print is wonderful!!

  13. I love the border fabric too. I'm glad the dark spring days have gone. Your mini was a great way to use some of those lovely hexies.

  14. Great job on your June mini... I need to post mine.
    It was great going to the festival with you! And spending a couple of days together first! thanks for everything.

  15. Cute mini, Wendy, and great fabrics! So glad the sun finally came out. It really was a dismal spring--so much rain! Clever idea to punch a hole in the hexie papers!

  16. Love that dark bird fabric border! Great use of that. And I'm so glad that your plan worked and the sun came out.:)

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