Monday, February 1, 2016

The February First Minis and More Parade

The last month of winter!  Before you know it we'll be welcoming spring!

For today's Minis and More Parade we'll start out with Patty's table runner.  

Patty from the blog A Stitch In Time used Road 15 fabric by Sweetwater to make a table runner using the blocks from Sherri's Hope Chest Mini, the pattern for this month's parade. This mini lends itself well to a table runner version.  Patty's fabric choices make it great for use any time of year!

Sandy did a post on her blog Loves To Quilt and included a picture of her mini quilt for this month's parade.  She used Kansas Troubles fabric from scraps of her stash in an effort to use some of it up. Great use of scraps Sandy!  It's beautiful!

Mary sent in a picture of the front of her Hope Chest Mini and one of the back too, so we could see the beautiful pantograph she used in better detail. I also love that she used the border fabric in the blocks. Lots of flowers just in time for spring! You can read more about Mary's mini on her blog Needledmom.

And here's mine, now all quilted and bound.  I was happy to be able to use only fabrics that I already had on hand for this one, including some Me and My Sisters fabric that I had left over from a baby quilt that I made last year and some Kona Snow for the background.  And I was able to get the stripes on the binding matched up all the way around!

Be sure to view the other half of the parade on Sherri's blog, A Quilting Life.

As far as next month's pattern goes, Sherri and I have chosen Mini Clambake by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms!

It's a little different than a quilt made up of quilt blocks, so it should be fun!

I was able to locate the pattern at the Fat Quarter Shop and in Camille's shop too in both PDF and paper form.

  We're really looking forward to making this one and seeing what you all come up with!

Don't forget to email one of us a picture of your quilt and maybe a bit about it when you're finished.

Have a great week and be sure to do some happy sewing!


Hildy said...

Love the quilting Mary did it's just stunning and Sandy's use of scraps and Patty's runner version are great, too! And yeah for Camille's Mini Clambake pattern I so, so hoped you would pick this:-) Thanks for hosting another great parade!

Patty D from NC said...

Great looking minis!

Sherri said...

Fun...all of them! And yes, I never thought about it that way, but this is the last full month we can say it's winter...spring is just around the corner!

em's scrapbag said...

Great parade! Love how bright and cheerful your's is!

Needled Mom said...

I love seeing the different fabrics in this great pattern. Your yellow is so cheery and wonderful in yours. The runner is beautiful in those fabrics and such a great idea. Kansas Troubles are some of my favorite fabrics and make a great finish too.

Houseelf said...

Thanks for the shares. The last bright one is just what this season needs as the weather comes out of Winter and into Spring bulb colours.

Sinta Renee said...

I'm just catching up... the parade was sweet! Next month's pattern is a great choice!