One of my favorite games
as a kid was Pick Up Sticks.
The object was to pick up each stick
without wiggling another stick.
That led me to
dig into my overflowing strip basket
and pick up pink, brown and light strips and
see what I could make with them.
My February Mini
Pick Up Sticks
33" x 30"
My February mini reminded me of that game.
Lots of narrow strips, side by side, with me
trying to sew them together
without wiggling the strip next to it.
To give me some sense of order and control,
I precut both light and dark strips,
then randomly picked up pieces,
sewing them into the alternating light and dark combinations.
The "sticks" created a zig and zag pattern when
All those tossed strips
that were pulled from my basket
were fun to stitch together for this month's mini.
why can I sew perfectly straight in the light areas
and then wiggle so much in the dark areas.
Always a little bobble, just like playing
"Pick Up Sticks".
In keeping with my January photos,
I realized I had another series.
Browns and pinks,
a classic combination.
Yes, I trumped through the snow again
to reach my barbed wire fence,
but for the sake of art, I did it in 6 degree weather!
Oh, what mini makers will do.
Check out the other hearty makers on
Wendy's blog, The Constant Quilter.
Our world feels much smaller today
And filled with sadness and apprehension
Until Next Time-