Friday, April 30, 2021

April Monthly Mini


Once again, my fellow quilters, Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts) and Barb (Fun with Barb) have a part in this mini quilt. Cynthia shared this fabulous Japanese “bear with umbrella” fabric with Barb. When I saw Barb’s January mini (here), I raved about how cute that little bear was, so she sent me one (once again, quilters are the best!). 

 We are starting to get busy in the boatyard, so my Spring minis are often very simple. I just Log Cabined around the sweet little bear. I hand quilted around him and then machine quilted in the ditch around the logs. 

I used a cheater log cabin print on the back. 

 I had a difficult time naming this one. My initial thought was, “April Showers” for obvious reasons. Then, realizing that it is still “mud season” in Maine, “Mud in the Cabin” was considered. But, in the end the Covid quarantine won and I decided on “Cabin Fever”. 

I would like to share a link to my friend Shirley Farnsworth's Facebook page. She doesn't have a blog, but she has been posting some wonderful mini quilts of hers and I think you would all enjoy the show (here)

And, in other "tiny" news; You need to see what Pam Buda has just come up with (here). These are the cutest tiny baskets ever!! Her pattern is now available so you can make your own micro mini any time. So cute!

Now, let's see what our fellow mini makers came up with this month. Kyle (Timeless Traditions) was almost apologetic that she didn't make a mini this month. Make sure to visit her to see why. Amazing!! If I've missed anyone or if you want to jump in, let me know!

 Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)

Randy (Barrister’s Block)

Cathy (Big Lake Quilter)

Cyndi (Busy Thimble) 

Grace (City Mouse Quilter) 

Barb (Fun with Barb)

Gladi (Gladi’s Quilts)

Shasta (High Road Quilter)

Julie (Julie K Quilts)

Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)

Katy (Katy Quilts)

Sandy (My Material Creations)

Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)

Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)

Janet (Rogue Quilts)

Kyle (Timeless Reflections)

Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)


  1. That center bear is adorable! Love your mini!

  2. Wendy, your sweet bear from Cynthia via Barb is so cute surrounded by his log cabin. A delightful springtime mini. Thanks for the extra shout out 😊

  3. OH precious! I love your mini...and yes, quilters are the best!

  4. Adorable mini! He's perfect in the doorway of his log cabin!

  5. Oh I love this sweet bear cabin block. The colors and fabrics are just perfect. What a stash you must have. . . The creativity that comes from seeing all these mini quilts and Kyle's "to die for" quilt are so energizing. Makes me want to try something new and see what happens.

  6. Simple and fun! Love the bear!!

  7. I love your little Bumbershoot Bear quilt! Adorable.
    Yes, Kyle's mini-less post is more than worth a look!

  8. Cute, cute, cute! Love that little bear in the cabin :) Kyle's quilt is amazing!

  9. That bear is so adorable - what a fun mini!

  10. Oh this makes me so happy Wendy! Makes me smile to know Barb sent you a piece and you have framed the bear perfectly. Thanks for pulling us all together each month to show our minis;).

  11. I love that wee bear too, and your log cabin frame is just what it needed.