Where did the month go? I posted for Scrap Happy and suddenly here it is Scrap Happy time again! Honestly, I have been busy, but I did take a moment upon receipt of Kate’s email reminder early this week to make my next extreme mini block.
And here it is:
That’s not right! Take it apart and fix it…
OK, the blocks are in order but it is now a bit too small. 😯
To be honest it is just microns short of the 2 inches it was supposed to be and one of the stitched in rows is a bit too narrow (probably causing the sizing error). It is taking all my resolve not to tear it apart to fix or better to remake the whole block.
Working with very tiny blocks produces very tiny quilts which are suitable for doll quilts, card making, wall hangings, mug rugs, and the list could go on. However, it is the challenge of producing such minutia that is the draw, well, for me at any rate. I also think of it as a skill building challenge, and it is this challenge that has me entered into a new quilt along based on Mini quilts! (*More on that later. Yes. Really.)
Want to see some really lovely Scrap Happy work? Then please visit these fine ladies:
Kate ), Gun, Titti, Heléne, Eva, Sue, Nanette, Lynn, Norma,
Birthe, Turid, Cathy, Debbierose, Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan, Karen,
Moira, Sandra, Linda, Chris, and Nancy!
And as always, thank you Kate for pulling us all together to share our creativity and thriftiness in the use of the scraps we generate with each quilt!
*PLEASE NOTE: I have also been hot on the job to build furnishings for my new quilting studio and to repurpose our well house for all the bantams I’ve been raising .
And trust me when I tell you I have outgrown this one I built and finished in December of 2011!
SO, reprising and revising the old saw, “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” I query:
Q: How do you tell about eating an elephant?
A: One post at a time.
I will tell you all about everything. I just have to stop building furniture and refurbishing chicken digs long enough to find the time…
and the space to blog and quilt again!