Greetings dear readers! For the past 2 years I have watched from the sidelines as several bloggers joined Wendy Reed at “The Constant Quilter” blog in making “monthly minis.” It’s been fun to see all the wonderful little quilts, but I hesitated to commit myself to it because I felt the added commitment would be too stressful. After wavering back and forth for the first 2 1/2 weeks of January I finally decided to throw caution to the wind and join this year! (Even though I still have so much to do with current projects! 🙂 )
Because I had already lost a chunk of time, I knew my first mini needed to be quick and easy. I remembered I had this little container of 3 1/2 inch squares:
I’d been using these to make these half square triangles blocks for the HST Medallion quilt and these were extra pieces I didn’t need.
I decided to use a buttery yellow background, instead of the white prints, with the already cut colored squares:
I paired blue/yellow with pink/yellow and green/yellow with red yellow to make pinwheel blocks:
I chose a pretty blue Dutch fabric for the border and added a red print inner border and binding and, voila!:
A couple of closeups:
I machine quilted it – not my forte, but I’m quite pleased with how it came out. Here’s the back:
I’m calling it “Hoping For Spring.” The colors make me think of spring – yellow sunshine, blue skies, and pink and red flowers with green stems and leaves. And I’m hoping to avoid Covid and get to spring still healthy! If my scheduled vaccine appointment isn’t changed, my second shot should just be reaching peak effectiveness the day spring begins!!
Go to Wendy’s blog, theconstantquilter.blogspot.com to see the list and links to other bloggers making monthly minis. The creativity always amazes me!
Be kind, be grateful, and cherish each day, Gladi