November Minis and More and FAL

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a pleasant Thanksgiving and are now in December/Christmas mode. We had a busy one with our daughter only home from school for a short break. There are a few pictures of our outing at the bottom of this post.

Today is Minis and More Parade day hosted by Sherri and Michele. Visit their sites to see more minis. This is also a finish for the 2017 Finish-A-Long. You can find my list here. This month, we made Camille Roskelley’s “Vintange Holiday Mini”. You’ve seen some of my blocks because I was entering them in an Instagram contest.

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I had a lot of fun piecing these tiny blocks (4 1/2″). All of the half square triangles in these blocks came from trimmings of my red and green swoon blocks. I was glad I saved and had already sewed them into squares. All I needed to do was trim them to their teeny tiny size.

I free motion quilted the mini using Aurifil 50 wt cotton thread. Because the blocks were small, I outlined quilted the ornaments, then did several different fillers for the background. The fabric in the ornaments are all Bonnie and Camille from their different lines and came out of my stash. The background is from their new line “The Good Life”. The sashing is from Holly’s Tree Farm by Sweetwater and the binding is Moda Grunge by Basic Gray. The little silver tops was from a scrap of something that I had saved.

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I haven’t decided whether to use this as a table topper or make a mosaic of my Christmas minis and hang them on the wall. My house still looks like fall. Only my daughter’s room looks Christmasy. She decorated it before she went back to school. Her little Christmas friends look fun with the mini.

I also finished last month’s Minis and More, Mini Dashing, the Christmas version.

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I had fun quilting it in an all over free motion feather swirl. You can read more about it here.

IMG_5514.1It’s small enough to use as a candle mat or may go up on the wall, too.

When my daughter comes home, she always likes to go to the mountains and this time she wanted to go to a water fall. I found one that wouldn’t be too far away in my North Georgia Hiking book, but was glad I looked it up on the internet because it was closed due to trail damage during one of the fall storms. We ended up going to Amicalola Falls State Park instead, which is just over an hour from our house.

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This is a view from the first platform. It was beautiful cool morning and we arrived early before a lot of people. We walked up to the top platform, but decided to drive to the top of the falls instead of walking up 400 plus steps, then having to walk back down.

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This is the view from the top of the falls. It was a perfect day. There was still a little color left in the trees and not a cloud in the sky. When we left the park about 11:30, the parking lot was full and there was a line of cars waiting to get in. We weren’t the only ones giving up great shopping deals on Friday to enjoy the mountains!

We went on to the small town of Dahlonega, GA, shopped a little, had lunch, then home again. It was a great day.

I’m off to bind the “I Love Home Quilt.” Be sure to check in on Monday for the final month. Thanks for stopping by.

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4 Responses to November Minis and More and FAL

  1. Lydia says:

    Love the mini quilt, and looks like the falls were pretty amazing too.

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  2. Such a great finish – I can’t believe they are only 4 1/2″!!! Thanks for taking part in the FAL – from the FAL hosts!

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  3. Carol says:

    Cute! All those little pieces are kind of intimidating. Might worth it, though — I do like those ornaments!

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