Hello Everyone! Today is the last Minis and More Parade hosted by Sherri and Michele for the year. The theme for November was Christmas and Holiday. Gifts or quilts, your choice. Since I’ve been busy with the basement refresh, I decided that it was a good time to finish my Merry Mini that I made in the summer.
In July, I sewed along with the Merry Mini Mystery SAL from Fat Quarter Shop. We made one block a week and then the last week was the finishing instructions, which I diverted from.
I used fabrics from several different Holly Taylor collections for Moda. What’s nice about these fabrics is that they are not Christmassy. I will hang this up for the winter season.
I had fun quilting this one. It seems like it’s been a while since I did some free motion quilting combined with a little ruler work.
I used 50 wt Aurifil Thread with Quilter’s Dream Select batting. My background filler is a cross between echoed paisley and clamshells, which means sometimes they look like paisley and sometimes a clamshell, LOL.
I repeated some of the same quilting designs in the blocks so there would be some continuity over the quilt.
I quilted an alternating swirl in the sashing and an orange peel using my ruler foot with a three inch curved template in the border.
The backing and binding are also a fabrics from Holly Taylor.
I took Merry Mini on our 3 day trip last week to Bryson City, NC. We took the round about way across the Cherohala Skyway between Tellico Plains, TN and Robbinsville, NC. As you can see, there was a little snow at the highest elevations and a little ice still on the road. I plan to have a post later this week about the trip. (I think my camera lens was fogging up!) My lovely daughter was my quilt holder. She was home for Thanksgiving and we had a great time there and at home.
The week before Thanksgiving, I also finished Blocks 7 and 8 of Sherri and Corey’s Sunday Best Quilts QAL from their book Sunday Best Quilts.
I hope to at least get fabric for the next group of blocks cut before everything has to be moved out of my sewing room. We are having new floors installed next week, then having the basement painted the week after that. If I can, I’ll move my machine upstairs somewhere so I can get a little sewing in. If not, I’ll get a lot of cross stitching done and maybe some planning for next year.
Thanks for stopping by!