February Hive 4 Block for Ruth
2016 Finished Quilts, Quilts, Stash Bee

Weekend Odds & Ends

As can happen sometimes, what I had planned to do this past weekend (start quilting my Midnight Mystery quilt) did not happen. Instead, late on Friday night I realized it was the first Friday of the month and so I turned on my sewing machine and participated in the fun #FridayNightSewAlong on Instagram. I started by gate crashing the Stash Bee again and making a block for my friend Ruth @Charly & Ben’s Crafty Corner (she’s the hive mama for Stash Bee Hive 4 this month).

February Hive 4 Block for Ruth

February Hive 4 Block for Ruth

This is a wonderful block for a bee, and if you are interested in the tutorial you can find it here: Stash Bee Hive 4 February Tutorial.

Then I pieced together 3 #miniminiquiltswap tops, and I spent the rest of the weekend finishing the 3 mini mini quilts up.

Mini Mini Quilts - 4.25 inches square

Mini Mini Quilts – 4.25 inches square

The fun part is that I will get to swap one of these mini minis at QuiltCon next week! 🙂 If you have the time to make a mini mini quilt prior to attending QuiltCon, check out the hashtag #miniminiquiltconswap and make a real life in person trade!

Mini Mini Quilts - Backs

Mini Mini Quilts – Backs

I used the Tula Pink Eden print on the back of the 2 similar (mirror image) mini mini quilts for the quilting pattern. Recently, Daisy @Ants to Sugar had some great tips for how to use the backing fabric as a guide for your quilting that I used to my advantage when I put these together.

I also made a mini mini quilt that I have not shared here on my blog yet that I might as well include, too!

North / South Mini Mini Quilt

North / South Mini Mini Quilt

I named this one North / South because the unquilted squares are lined up like the end of horse shoe magnets, can you see it?

North / South Mini Mini Quilt

North / South Mini Mini Quilt

North / South is backed in Kona Baby Blue, bound in Kona Oasis, and pieced with C + S, pearl bracelets, and Alison Glass bike path.

North / South Mini Mini Quilt

North / South Mini Mini Quilt

One last look at the fun texture and poof on the North / South mini mini quilt. 🙂 The best thing about all of these projects is that I worked from my scrap bin. I didn’t make a bit dint in the bin, but everything came from there!

Linking up with Scraptastic Tuesday.

24 thoughts on “Weekend Odds & Ends

  1. Sally says:

    Love the quilting on those ‘matching’ minis, they look like mermaid tails! Nice colours in your scrap bin too!

  2. Cindy says:

    More lovely minis. The quilting is beautiful on them too.

  3. Tish says:

    Umm…I’ll take all of them please 🙂 I love the texture created on the front of the mini by following the pattern on your backing fabric. Just beautiful.

  4. You’re on a mini mini roll! I love seeing the designs you come up with, especially the all-quilting ones.

  5. Your minis are so great – love seeing them!

  6. RuthB says:

    Thanks a million for hive crashing – delighted to have a block of yours in my quilt!

  7. Little Black Cat Quilting says:

    I love how you used the backing fabric as a guide for the quilting! Such a brilliant idea but it never crossed my mind. Love your little mini minis! And the star block make me smile, low volume with bright colors is my favorite combo. 🙂

  8. Good Morning Yvonne! Oh each one of these are such treasures! Scrap bins are so fabulous to have for projects like this and so much more, glad that you got to have fun using some of your fun fabrics and make these glorious minis. Your quilting is divine. Thank you for sharing and have a fantastic creative day!

  9. Janequiltsslowly says:

    I adore your mini mini quilts. I especially love the quilting on the hummingbird block ones. I’d love to trade with you.

  10. Shauna says:

    very cool, love how you used the backing fabric for the quilting pattern, those look great.

  11. Jasmine says:

    Your mini minis are so cute! Using a fabric for quilting design is something I teach in my classes.

  12. Lisa says:

    More lovely mini’s and I love the block for Ruth.

  13. I love the quilting created by using the Eden backing. It makes me want to go out and buy some of that print. I’d love if you’d show your stuff at my linky: http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/2016/02/lessons-learned-linky-2.html

  14. What a fun week end you had! I love the fabric in the lower right corner of star block! What an interesting idea on using the fabric from the back to quilt by. Your mini’s showcase the effect so well!

  15. My weekend sewing plans fell through as well — didn’t work on what I had happened. Oh well…life happens. Love the new mini minis.

  16. I love this “quilt from the back” idea from you and Daisy! And I love the magnets ; )

  17. I like Daisy’s suggestion of using the backing fabric to be your guide for quilting. It’s also great that you can hand deliver some of your mini minis at QuiltCon!

  18. Vera says:

    What a cute minis. Mimic the back side fabric was the perfect touch!

  19. Nicky says:

    i’ not sure i’ll ever make a dint in mine either! Cute minis! Have fun at QuiltCon. Thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday

  20. That bee block and the mini quilts are beautiful! I also love your pictures – everything is so bright!

  21. Renee says:

    Oh nooo how did I miss hearing about this swap next week?! I’ll be checking it out and hopefully able to join (trying not to stress myself out with doing too much this week).

  22. What fun to swap your mini minis in person at QuiltCon!

  23. So many awesome textures in these mini minis!

  24. NeverJustJennifer says:

    Ooo! Love North South!

I really appreciate the time and thought you take to comment, and I look forward to conversing with you. :)