Well, what can we all say,
but farewell 2020.
One of the nice things that
happened this year was the continued
sewing of a monthly mini.
I have really enjoyed exploring and
challenging myself with new techniques,
colors and patterns.
This month I was planning
on doing something simple.
I had received a new book
through the Martingale book club.
by Martha Walker
I decided to give one of the patterns a try.
It involved fusing, Christmas, and
some simple whip stitching.
The thing I fast discovered was that
there were a lot of pieces, small pieces
I stitched around the bigger shapes, but decided to
forgo the small circles.
Then I rediscovered the border
was made up of lots of pieces.
Remember I wanted something fast and easy.
That's when I learned about Cluck, Cluck Sew's
There have been other products
that have worked as guides
when sewing diagonal seams,
but Allison's product is great.
I loved how easy it was
to set up and start sewing.
The tape is thick,
sticks well, comes off easily,
but doesn't leave a residue.
My pieces came out perfect.
In order to get this last mini finished,
I opted to keep the machine quilting
in the ditch and around the applique.
"A December to Remember"
32" x 32"
When it came to adding the black binding
I had just a small piece of the black left.
I cut what I thought I would need and.....
I did have a 4 x 3 inch piece left,
but doesn't this kind of thing drive you crazy!
Another year of mini's completed.
This wonderful year long project has been directed
by Wendy, The Constant Quilter.
Thank you Wendy, for your time and effort
and to all the other quilters who participated.
I did complete a sweet little
cross stitch designed by
Brenda Gervais who gifted it
to so many as a free chart
for the holidays.
"Merry and Minty"
It was a fun little stitch.
Thank you, Brenda.
a new year awaits us.
May it be a positive, healthy,
and kinder new year.
Until Next Time-