Thursday, March 31, 2022

March Monthly Mini

 Remember those tiny scraps leftover from last month’s mini? I cut the remaining pieces into 1 x 1 ½” inch rectangles and just started piecing them together. Oh, how I love the result! 

 Every fabric is a different Betsy Chutchian print and they finish ½” x 1”. I know Janet (Rogue Quilts) will be so proud of me!

 After trying a number of Betsy prints for the border, I settled on this gorgeous soft blue. It really sets off all that tiny mayhem in the center. And, yes, another quilt made without corner blocks. I could be on a new tack.

 I quilted straight lines in the ditch. You can see where my needle slipped out of the ditch in a few places.

Now, I know some of you may cringe, but I cannot stand to “undo” stitches so when this happens to me, I just do a little Micron magic to cover it up.

This never happens when I hand quilt!

 The last of the scraps are in the “scrid” jar with all the other pieces that are “two small to use, but too pretty to through away”. So, I have decided to call it “Finale”.

 Let’s see what our fellow miniacs have finalized this month.

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)

Nancy (Joy For Grace)

Joy (Joyful Quilter)

Julie (Julie K Quilts)

Kathy (Kathy’s Quilts)

Katy (Katy Quilts)

Sandy (My Material Creations)

Meredithe (Pomegranate and Chintz)

Angie (Quilting on the Crescent)

Barbara (Quilts, Gravestones and Elusive Ancestors)

Janet (Rogue Quilts)

Tazzie (Tazzie Quilts)

Kyle (Timeless Reflections)

Cynthia (Wabi-Sabi Quilts)


  1. This is gorgeous! You're right, the border fabric does tie it all together. The pieces are so tiny - I am impressed at how neat and straight they look. You managed the tiny pieces well. I think if anyone saw my in the ditch quilting, they would consider that stitches actually in the ditch were the mistake because those spaces are so rare.

  2. It looks like we were on the same wavelength with our mini quilts this month, Wendy. Yours is adorable! I love that soft blue border print, and the red binding really snaps it in. I’m familiar with the Micron Magic trick, and use it regularly. ☺️

  3. What a darling quilt!! I would have never thought of covering up the stitches that went awry- brilliant!

  4. Your "finale" is perfect, those wonderful fabrics set off by the wide blue border. Those are some tiny tiny pieces! (I have no mini again this month!)

  5. This quilt is just the sweetest charmer! Love it.

  6. I love the rectangular shape. It add unexpected interest. The blue border is perfect. Finale is a great name. I love it when a quilt has a story.

  7. Love you mini. I didn't cringe a bit. I do it all the time! I was going to blog about it, but thought others might think I was being nuaghty! 😇

  8. very pretty the list of mini people keeps growing!

  9. What a sweet mini - made from scraps a lot of people would’ve just chucked.

  10. Oh, Wendy, I am SO proud of you!! Look at you making a beautiful little quilt out of tiny pieces! You go, girl!
    You know, I do that same thing with a Micron Pigma pen when I get too far out of the ditch--I first learned it from Lisa Bongean. And I have Micron Pens in a variety of colors, because I make a mess on more colors than black. ;)
    Beautiful job, my friend.
    Now I'd better go try to write my post for my monthly mini.

  11. 😍Absolutely precious Wendy!

  12. I love your tiny mini quilt Wendy, it's just adorable. Don't worry, your pigma pen secret is safe with me ... and shhhh, don't tell anyone, but I do the same!

  13. Your little mini is adorable--I love that you used those tiny pieces of Betsy's fabrics! I use markers on my stray stitches too--learned to do it from Diane Gaudynski (I was so lucky to take a class from her many years ago).

  14. Darling little quilt and love the beautiful border as well.

  15. I just love your March mini and what a 'finale' it is! So so sweet. I'm a fan of the border fabric all the way around but corner stones are also favorites. Thanks for the Micron trick. I know it will come in handy!

  16. You have such great ideas! Nice tip about hiding stitches!!!!

  17. Wendy, Excuse me for not having written comments: I no longer receive any newsletter from American blogs.. I offer you my most sincere condolences for your mom. I kiss you very much.

  18. Lovely finish! I'm in awe of anyone with the dexterity and patience to work with pieces that small!

  19. What a charming little mini! love those tiny scraps.
    I too employ the micron trick - works like a charm - ha ha pun intended.