Friday, December 31, 2021

December Monthly Mini


Twas the 30th of December, and while feeling quite wilted,

She suddenly realized there was no “mini” quilted!

 She ran to her sewing room and picked up the cutter,

And threw down some scraps and started to mutter.

 How could she possibly make it in time?

She’d but a few hours to make this sublime.

 She’d never before stitched so wonderfully snappy.

Sublime it is not but it’s done and she’s happy.

 And, I heard her exclaim as she turned out the light,

“Happy New Year to all, and to all a Good Night!” 


 I know this is a pretty pathetic end to a wonderful year of monthly minis, but as I said, "it's done"! I found two tiny blocks leftover from our c1880 sew-a-long with Pam Buda (here) and with the leftover strips I made seven more. I pieced them all together, added a border and, voila! Since this micro mini shares its birthday today with our son, Nick, (and for the other obvious reason) I am calling it “Nick of Time”.

 Thanks for another great year of mini merriment! I’ve been asked about continuing for another year. Since it seems that some months, the mini is all I can muster, I would hate to give it up just yet. And, we did pick up a few new followers this year so I would hate to leave you stranded (wink). So, on to 2022. I hope you all have had much fun as I have looking at all these little gems.

 For those already on board and for any newcomers; as always, there are NO RULES and NO pressure. I post on the last day of the month and you can jump in anytime. If you don’t have a blog, but enjoy following along, simply e-mail me a photo and description of your mini and I will post it. 

I do wish you all a very Happy New Year. I thought this vintage postcard was just weird enough to fit the bill for 2021.

We all felt a bit batty in 2021. Let's ring out the old loud enough to say "bring on a better 2022 for all"! 

 Let’s see what our fellow elves have accomplished in this busy holiday 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)


  1. Pathetic is hardly the word I'd use! Both quilt and poem are well done.
    I've enjoyed seeing your (and the others') minis.

    Happy New Year to you.

  2. Thanks for the great chuckle this morning, and for linking to my blog. Thank you also for all your encouragement throughout the year in making a mini a month. I hope you have a Happy New Year's Day and that 2022 is better for us all.

  3. OH how darling! I just love your mini!!

  4. What a fun mini with a fun poem and name - too much!! I’ve had a blast as a new member of the group this year and love everything I’ve made. “Time” is an issue for me and it’s going to be a really hard decision whether to continue for 2022! If I could produce something in just a few hours like you just did, I could do it!! Can I?…. Happy New Year!

  5. Your poem is a hoot, and your mini so cute! Happy New Year!

  6. What a delightful way to end 2021. Your mini and, of course, your poem are sweet. Your quilt names always make me smile.

  7. Hurray for continuing in 2022! I may be hit and miss. I always love your blog. You found the perfect postcard to close out another weird year. Much health and happiness to you in '22!

  8. So enjoyed your poem and mini. That was a great choice for making a quick monthly! Where did you ever find that postcard?? I am so happy you are continuing with monthly mini making :) This will be Year #5. Can you believe it? Thanks, Wendy, for all you do!

  9. Happy New Year! The poem is as inspired as the finished quilt!

  10. Happy New Year, Wendy! Looking forward to another year of minis!

  11. You may not feel this is the fanciest mini ever, but your wrote a poem to go with it and really made me smile. Happy New Year!

  12. Love your poem And your quilt! Glad you are going to continue with the Monthly Minis!!

  13. I adore your poem! you are so clever and the little quilt is just darling. Puss in the corner is sucha great and versatile block.
    Happy New Year!!!

  14. Love your poetic prowess Wendy! Such a cute quilt and thanks for the invite to join in......just might do that!

  15. Nick of Time, that is a good one, and Happy Birthday to your Nick as well!

  16. Cute poem...and quilt. I was wondering, is any mini quiltacceptable; or does each mini have to include piecing and applique?