April monthly mini

I’ve seen quite a few quilts in the last 12 months or so made with “crumbs”, those offcuts that we quilters seem to collect – or not, depending on your personality – and thought a good intro to the technique would be to make one as a mini. And how handy that I’m making monthly minis at the moment, so the perfect time to experiment!

As I’ve been cutting out for my Double Wedding Ring and my QAL, I’ve saved the offcuts in my crocheted basket (the day has become quite overcast and it’s spitting rain – prelude to a downpour predicted for later – so apologies for the lighting in the photos).

On Wednesday night during the ad breaks of “Modern Ms Fisher Murder Mysteries” I raced across the hall to my machine and started machine sewing the crumbs, back to the couch when I heard an ad for another show on the station I was watching (love how they prelude the next section of the show with a promo for one of the station’s own shows), adding another crumb or two during the next ad break, back to the couch….. you get the idea!

Before I knew it there was a very mini mini made. It measures approx. 7Β½” x 9″

co-incidentally, as I hadn’t a size in mind, it fits nicely on the little table next to the couch and, at a stretch, could be said to be a rather large mug rug

machine quilted again, at all odd angles following the crumb lines, with some close to the seam line and some not so close!

The backing is an offcut from a Kaffe Fassett backing and the mini perfectly fits one of the flowers from the fabric.

Finished the binding this afternoon, took the pics and here we are! Joining in with Wendy for Monthly Minis. Be sure to click on the link to see what the other participants have made (may take a day or two given the time differences between us and USA).

Meredithe x

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5 Responses to April monthly mini

  1. Cynthia says:

    It’s so pretty and the backing is perfect for it!

  2. Kyle says:

    I love picturing you moving back and forth from the TV to the sewing machine. Your sweet mini proves you can do multiple things at a time and no crumb is to small.

  3. Chookyblue says:

    Cute mini and good use of left overs

  4. Well, that turned out well – even if there was a lot of dashing around involved!

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