Welcome to another edition of Wonderful Wednesday!! I recently mentioned that Janet @ Rogue Quilter was hosting a Mini Maker Baggie Challenge in conjunction with Wendy's Monthly Mini Challenge @ The Constant Quilter. As soon as I saw it I knew that I wanted to participate, but with my track record for the past several months, I wasn't very hopeful that I would actually manage to complete a project.
When I received a comment from Jenny @ Romany Quilting over the weekend, I was inspired to go give it the old college try! I'm not sure why, but her words sparked momentum in me:
Not a stitch of quilting, you say? Do hope you have put that right by now, or else you will get withdrawal symptoms!
I had pulled a variety of scrap bags earlier in the week and then decided on the patriotic one shown below:
What's in the bag, Joyful???
A variety of bits and pieces to tickle the designer in me:
Here's the down-and-dirty layout that I started with...
... Along with the makings of a backing panel:
Look, you guys!! I'm sewing:
A mini quilt top was pieced from the contents of the baggie:
A backing was pieced, as well:
Here is the quilted and trimmed view of the front...
... Along with the back:
I even found the perfect strip of binding in the baggie. This little leftover is less that 12" long:
The back was made from a lone block from the border of my (abandoned and refashioned) Sapphire Stars Mystery by Kevin @ Kevin the Quilter. (Sadly, he's not currently blogging.) All I had to do was add some chunks of background found within my challenge baggie:
Funny how it looks like I didn't use ANY of the scraps in the bag:
I assure you that EVERY BIT of this mini was pulled from the baggie shown in the opening photo. Alas, it appears that I could make several more from the remains. Thank you, Janet, for issuing this fun challenge! Mini is my middle name. OK, not really, but I certainly enjoy sewing small. BIG thanks to Jenny, too! Without your encouragement, I feel sure that the baggie of scraps would still be sitting on the cutting table untouched.
Sharing with Kelly
Later in the month I'll link up with Wendy
Monthly Mini Challenge
Until next time...
Many scraps. MINI challenge!!