Monday, November 28, 2022

November's Monthly Mini

 November has come 
and pretty much gone.
I have though, been able to spend
a little time in my sewing room.
This month's mini
was a free download earlier in the fall
 and is now available 
 as a $5 digital download.

Autumn Along Coal Creek
21" x 28"

I took Pam's pattern 
and added more 6"  blocks.
I had several of her fabrics, 
Cheddar and Coal
and added a few others, of course.


The border is a very old Thimbleberries print, but
was the perfect choice.
You never know when one of those
oldies still works.
I added a flange binding which 
made the binding process go a little faster.

Besides, it added a spark of cheddar
at the end.

I also finished a couple of
X-stitch projects.

Boo and Whoo

Designed by Misty Pursel
Of Luminous Fiber Arts.

I mounted each piece on a
glossy black wooden block. 
I used some older Nancy Halverson 
orange fabric and
a bit of black rick rack. 
Now they'll be ready for next October. 
This next one was a free design

"Thankful" is being modeled by
Turkey Jack, one of
my favorite Thanksgiving decorations. 

He was made years ago and
joins us every year.

I discovered, as I was
selecting quilts for my
November fence display, that
 this month theme was
the color,
we lovingly refer to, 
as Cheddar.

This month's lineup is one of my favorites.

Want to check out a few other monthly minis?
Head to Wendy's blog, the Constant Quilter
 and enjoy some quilting inspiration.

Until Next Time-


  1. You've been busy! Love the new mini and also love the line display of all your November quilts. Your x-stitch projects are lovely. You are more than set for next Thanksgiving.

  2. Ah, cheddar and black, one of my favorite color combinations! Love your new mini, and also recognize Country Roads from Lori's quiltalong a few years ago. Always so fun to see the fence lineup.

  3. A warm and cheddary finish. Love the flange binding. Your lineup looks beautiful with the sunny winter backdrop. Very fun xstitches.

  4. I absolutely adore your fence display - and your mini - this month! Cheddar is a huge favorite of mine too. Your post is making me want to run to my stash and start something new featuring that glorious gold-orange color!😊

  5. Nothing better than cheddar! I agree...a very pleasing lineup.

  6. Your little quilt is wonderful and perfect for the Thanksgiving season. The Thimbleberries fabric looks great. I have a big collection of Thimbleberries that I've got to incorporate into some of my scrappy quilts. I still love it. Your cross stitch is lovely and turkey Jack is a "Hoot". Or a gobble, as the case may be.

  7. Love your line-ups! Blue and yellow is always a good combination. The song 'Starry, starry night' comes in mind when I look at your pretty little quilt

  8. Kyle me encanta tu mini, tu punto de cruz ¡¡Espectacular tu colección de favoritos !! Saludos

  9. What a wonderful mini! Love the cheddar/black combo and your flange binding treatment. Cute cross-stitch projects, too! You are way ahead of the game for next year :) Five cheddar quilts?? This month's lineup is fantastic!

  10. Beautiful job, Kyle. Love your version of Pam's design. I had downloaded the pattern when it was free, but my "No New Starts" sign on my sewing room door keeps me from giving in to temptations like this--at least for now. :)
    Very cute seasonal cross-stitch. And I love Turkey Jack! :)
    Wow--that fence line-up is wonderful! I do love me some cheddar!

  11. Oh my! What an accomplishment! Pam never ceases to amaze me with how many pieces she can fit into one tiny block. Your version is gorgeous! Thanks for another great mini and your "Fall line up"!!

  12. I so enjoyed seeing both your quilting and stitching finishes in this post, Kyle! The little Halloween designs by Misty are so sweet--I think I may have to stitch the kitty for my grandson. Both finishes are darling! And that quilt--gorgeous! I love the color combination and the way you added the hint of cheddar around the border. Your line-up looks wonderful. Hope your December is off to a great start!

  13. Oh yes, that perfect border fabric is something that I had oodles of at one time! Lovely to see all your mini's lined up on the line like that! Cheddar is a much underrated color in my opinion.:)

  14. Your Turkey Jack is so fun - the hair! Lol. Your mini this month is MAXI and I love your cheddar lineup of quilts on your fence! And your stitching projects are lovely and fun too.