Friday, July 3, 2020

June's Mini Quilt

What a busy month.
It seems to have 
 flown by.

Like many of you
I have attempted and continue
to complete several unfinished projects.

My June mini is an applique and 
pieced pattern started in November,2019
as a QAL with Sharon Keightley.

The Secret Garden
July, 2020
22"  x  34"

I was using the pattern from
Sharon's book 
Autumn Bouquet.

It was a wonderful pattern to
use up little bits of leftover fabrics.

All those sweet scraps
were sewn into wonderful
shoofly blocks.

It also was a good project to 
machine applique the leaves 

as well as, layers of circles 
that created flowers.

The stems and flowers
flowed gently out of the 4 corner vases
for the outer border.

My purple salvia 

is a good backdrop 
for this scrappy garden design.

As well as, the purple penstemon flowers
and sulfur yellow buckwheat

I actually had to run out and quickly take
these photos as it looked like
it was going to start hailing any second.
If that happened, the flowers would 
be completely trampled and been
reduced to 
a colorful flower mush.

It happens here a lot, but
fortunately, this time 
it turned out just to be
rain, which we always need.

The month of June may have faded away,
but this little secret garden quilt 
will be a reminder of one of 
summer's happy month.

Need some wonderful inspiration?
Check out the Wendy's blog, The Constant Quilter,
for links to the other
Monthly Mini Makers.
You'll be glad you did!
Until Next Time-


  1. Darling mini! And your machine applique looks quite invisible!! Wish it would rain here. Maybe this weekend. Happy 4th!

  2. What a lovely quilt! Such fun making this one!

  3. Just a wonderful finish on your Secret Garden quilt;))) Love your fabric choices--so soft and inviting..
    nice job ~ ~ ~ Hugs from afar~ ~ ~ Julierose Stay safe

  4. What a beautiful finish. I love that you showed how you machine appliqued the leaves. Hugs

  5. Exquisite! I'm in awe of your skills and talent in choosing the perfect fabrics

  6. I love your version of the pattern softer and brighter at the same time. Well done.

  7. Darling mini, I especially like the applique flowers. Hard to believe it is July already. Well, it is hot enough to be July here.

  8. Kyle divino tu jardín secreto,¡¡me encanta !!
    Tus fotos son divinas, bonito recordatorio
    feliz mes de julio

  9. What a great little quilt! LOVE it. I just bought that book and made one block from the front cover...
    pieced and appliqued. What great quilts are in that book!
    NICE job--and your flowers are beautiful!!
    Have a great weekend!

  10. What a gorgeous little table runner Kyle! Your machine appliqué is superb. I love the scrappy fabrics you used. I’m glad your flowers didn’t get pounded. We get a lot of hail where I live too.

  11. Oh my word, your work is amazing . . . so many small pieces and so much stitch work. It is delightful and gorgeous!

  12. Such a fabulous mini for summer. I keep promising to try to learn machine applique as yours is so gorgeous. Thanks for another great mini. Have a wonderful 4th!

  13. This is a delightful summer creation with vintage charm. It looks fresh and sweet--totally charming. Love the center pieced blocks and your machine applique is so well done. Great job!

  14. What a spectacular little quilt! Those tiny little shoe-fly blocks make my heart just sing. I'm glad you didn't get hailed on!

  15. A very dear June finish!! Lovely close ups too - I spy some of Di’s precious fabrics and your machine applique is perfection. Actually, you got me introduced to finishing applique this way with those wonderful threads from Red Rock Threads in Nevada - need to get back to that! Thank you for sharing your Secret Garden quilt. It’s a beauty.

  16. Lovely ‘lil scrappy quilt. I admire Sharon’s quilts and enjoy watching her videos. A pretty photo shoot. Cloudy days usually produce great photos. Colors are true. Thanks for sharing!

  17. A beautiful mini as always Kyle !!
    Love it !!

  18. Yay for machine appliqué! Your Secret Garden is lovely! (and your "real" garden looks quite intriguing, too!)

  19. A lovely finish on a lovely pattern. Very appropriate for summer.

  20. What a sweet finish for this month. I love your subtle background alternate squares! Nice and mossy!

  21. What a lovely little quilt, perfect for summer. Your colors match so pretty.

  22. Now that is a pretty piece! So summery looking. Good choice of color and fabric design. It can come live with me when you get tired of it.

  23. Oh my goodness I absolutely love this mini. What a unique border pattern, and I love your summery color palette, so refreshing and romantic. I can see by your sewing machine foot #37 you are a Bernina girl - me too.

  24. What an absolute adorable and beautiful little quilt. I love the colors and fabric combinations, so pretty and so original. You techniques are great, I wish I was as good on the sewing machine, any applique is strictly handwork for me. It is a lovely and pretty finish.

  25. I'm with Cynthia I love this mini too. Each month you seem to outdo yourself!
    I love how the spray of flowers surround the little shoofly blocks.
    Your pallet is soft and pretty as are the flowers. Blue flowers are my favorite.

  26. I agree with Barb--you outdo yourself every month! I love your summery colors and your photo ops. Nice machine applique, too! I can picture your quilt on a table. It's perfect for the season :)

  27. Your June mini is delightful. So many small pieces. You are very patient. And your garden looks lovely. Hope the rain wasn't too bad.

  28. Your Secret Garden is just beautiful--especially in those outdoor settings! I love the colors and all the scrappy fabrics you used for your charming mini!

  29. What a beautiful appliquéd quilt! It feels like a happy June day.

  30. The soft colors in this quilt are so pretty. A great combination of piecing and applique!