Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Wonderful Wednesday - Baggie Mini Challenge

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


With Aycia

Later in the month I'll link up with Wendy
Monthly Mini Challenge

Until next time...
Many scraps. MINI challenge!!


  1. Waving the pom-poms for your really cute finish, Joy! How wonderful to be inspired by a comment. :) I'm not surprised about the contents of your baggie - don't you remember how they grow when you use them? :D

  2. Congratulations for your mini finish! Scraps just keep growing. So hard to actually empty a scrap bag!

  3. Hooray for a little fun and simple sewing, resulting in a finish! That is cute! I'm so glad you got some time with your scraps.

  4. Great little mini you have sewn! Very nice to use some of those scraps--even if it seems like you didn't make a dent in that baggie! lol

  5. If that isn’t the cutest little mini, I don’t know what is! Tea! You got to sew! Well done!

  6. Yea - sewing time! That sure is a cute mini - and those scraps seem to be multiplying.....

  7. I do enjoy a fun mini, and this one fits the bill! Why is it that we can never completely use up the scraps??? Haha! I hope Kevin starts blogging again - I'm missing his posts!

  8. You have this patriotic-mini done in time for Veteran's Day! I enjoyed reading about the challenge, but I have so many projects going on now that I probably will not take this challenge on. Lovely post!

  9. And I thought you were making a baggie...

  10. I am glad you listened to Jenny. The little quilt is so lovely. It really is hard to believe that you made it completely scraps out of the bag. I wonder what you will make next.


  11. Oh, what a wonderful patriotic mini for the baggie challenge! Great job, and I hope it felt good to be sewing again.
    In January, when I post the end of the challenge, I will be sure and link back to this post for you. Thanks for playing along! :)

  12. Look at you making use of the little pieces! I love what you created!!!

  13. Love this little piece. I've been using my mug rug more lately than in the five years since I made it. I need to make some more.

  14. Oh this is just sensational! I have to apologize for not getting your link up until just now. Our weekend blizzard slowed out internet to a crawl and I couldn't update until now. Thanks for participating in Janet's baggie challenge and our monthly minis!!


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