Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Yesterday I shared that I'll be continuing as an Island Batik Ambassador through 2019! :-) Our first project of the year is Magnificent Minis! When I opened my box last month one of the fabrics that caught my eye was a lovely aqua and purple dot print in one of my 5-inch strip packs. I used that as my inspiration for the mini and chose other prints from the 5-inch strip packs to coordinate.

I opted for a medallion style mini featuring a piece of the lovely birds as the center.

Then I featured my lovely dot print in the flying geese.

It is currently minimally quilted with some stitch in the ditch, but I may add some free motion to really make the feature fabrics pop!

My mini is approximately 14" x 14" and is pieced and quilted with Aurifil 50wt.

Thanks for visiting! Be sure to surf over to the other Island Batik Ambassadors' blogs to see their Magnificent Minis!

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In Spring of 2015 I cut the pieces for my first Swoon blocks. By February 2016 I had three finished blocks. Then they fell completely to the back burner.

When I joined Miss Love's Finishing School for the Winter 2019 QuIP session I decided to mostly pick projects that were really old WIPs and would be fun to work on. And mostly that they are projects for me. Finishing School runs for eight weeks and I chose to put my Swoon quilt in two of those slots, planning to finish two 24" blocks each week. Well, naturally the week 1 and 2 randomly selected projects were Swoon and Swoon. So, over the past two weeks I have finished four Swoon blocks! Here are all my blocks.

It is exciting to make progress on an old project. This leaves me just two more blocks plus sashing to finish my quilt top.

What old WIP do you miss working on? What's holding you back?