Tuesday, August 31, 2021

August monthly mini - Teeny Tiny Star by Pam Buda


When I received this little pattern from Pam Buda (Heartspun Quilts), I knew instantly it would soon become my monthly mini. My friend Cyndi (Busy Thimble) made one for last month’s mini (here) and it is gorgeous.

Pam has launched “The TeenyTiny Quilt Club” for those of us who love tiny quilts. Please visit her blog (Heartspun Quilts) to find out how to join in the fun. Also visit her Facebook page (here) to see all the merriment. Pam’s patterns are so very precise and easy to follow. This came together so quickly despite the tiny pieces. 

 Of course, one thing Pam always says is to make sure to read the directions thoroughly before starting. 

In my case, it helps to refer to them often so this doesn’t happen! 

I had to add my signature yellow to Pam’s delightful plum fabrics. I just love how it came out. I used a toile that my friend Barb (Fun with Barb) gave me for the backing. It just seemed fitting. Thanks Pam and Barb for helping me with this month’s mini.

 Let’s see what you all have been doing in this busy summer month!

Quilting Babcia (Amity Quilter)

Randy (Barrister’s Block)

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)


Monday, August 30, 2021

A wonderful visit!


I had a most delightful visit with fellow blogger Janet (Rogue Quilter) last week. She came to Maine for some R & R and to research her family on one of our fabulous islands.

I was so happy to be able to share my sewing room(s) with her and listen to her comments about my quilts and my excessive fabric stash. We spent a lovely few hours at Cyndi’s (BusyThimble) shop on Thursday before she headed east. 

 Be sure to check Janet’s monthly mini post tomorrow as she will be showing two fabulous quilts. One was for Cyndi and one for me. We were both flabbergasted! I feel blessed to have such wonderful quilting friends.

I know my posts have been far to infrequent this summer, but I do hope to remedy that soon. I have been enjoying photos of the AQSG Study quilts online. The theme for 2020 (yes, these were meant to be displayed at the 2020 seminar which never happened) was “medallion quilts”.

 Normally, they host these study quilts every other year at the annual seminar. This is the third time I have entered. Entrants must choose an antique quilt and make a smaller quilt using it as inspiration. When I heard the theme would be medallions, I knew I had to enter.

 This is my inspiration quilt. I fell in love with it the moment I saw it in a quilt shop in the late 1980’s. I couldn’t afford it so I offered to teach classes at the shop in trade for it. 

 This is my interpretation. I actually tried to match fabrics and quilting as much as I could to the original. It is about one quarter of the original size. 

 Barbara Brackman has posted a few on her Material Culture blog. I have seen some fabulous quilts on the AQSG Facebook page as well. There will be a book out soon so I will keep you posted. There were 50 entries this time and 25 of those will tour the country over the next few years at different venues. I am so honored to be one of those 25.

 Enjoy the day and don’t forget to check out the monthly minis tomorrow.