Monday, 7 March 2016

Mini Mania # 12 Reveal

 Don't you just love the the cheer that a pot of tulips brings!!
 I am still trying to decide what to make with the two balls of Icelandic wool that DD bought me last week.

But have been busy sewing some Open Wide Zipper Pouches to store some ongoing projects in.
For this one I used Bosal interfacing.

This is a bonded facing and is quite thick. Too thick to make this a quick project. One of these bags would normally take about half an hour to whip up, but using the Bosal caused all sorts of problems.  I did soldier on and am quite happy with the results. For the rest of the pile I am making, I will use "normal" Hobbs 80/20 wadding.

 And so to the reveal.  The Mini Mania Challenge for February was to use
 this pattern to make 3" Pineapple Log Cabin blocks.
As many as you like, but the finished quilt was to be no more than 24" big.

Carol started off making her blocks "freehand" but I think she got her sums a bit wrong - so use the template for 4 blocks
Blogged here
 Lynda kept hers tiny with a finished quilt of 8"
 Jo had added a fancy border
Blogged here
 Angie had been quite taken by the fact that Paper Foundation piecing had at last "clicked" so she made lots of blocks
 My Pineapple Pineapple
 Karen had use a bunch of solids for her design
 Ann added a spotty border to hers

Janie had gone completely Dotty!

 Laney had used Jewel colours
Blogged here

 Dee read that you could make as many blocks as you like.........
Blogged here

The March Challenge is all to do with numbers - pop over if you fancy joining us.

I CAN'T WAIT to see what Dee comes up with for this one!!!

I may have popped over to Wool Warehouse to purchase some of their
 Drops Sock Yarn whilst it is on sale

Some gorgeous colours

Don't Worry - it's not all for me!!


  1. Wish you hadn't mentioned that Drop sock Yarn - I want some now!!!!

  2. Bwhaaaaa! I tried to do more....for a few seconds!!

  3. they all look really great, too fiddley for me! well done all x