Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Mini Mania # 13 Reveal

 Ok - so Carol set our March Challenge

Here is what we saw on March 1st ......

"Something different for this month and it's all about numbers.

I love English history and this month's challenge is based on this and especially two dates that every school child in the UK should be aware of in 2016.

It is 950 years since the Battle of Hastings in 1066 and 350 years since the Great Fire of London in 1666 and so we will be working on these numbers only; 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 9.

Your 'Mini' should be designed using numbers, using any medium, any technique, any shape, 3-D if you like, but there must be some sewing, either hand or machine or both and it must not be bigger than 20" (51cms) when finished.

So get creating and I hope you enjoy it!"


 Well, all the brain cells were brought into action and my take was rather than actually use numbers I would make blocks with different numbers of pieces - like a nine patch, five patch and so on.  I started, but honestly, it wasn't floating my boat. so right toward the end of the month I had a light bulb moment and .......
 three little cushions to go in Little Miss' room

 Ena has joined us again and I think was the first to finish

numbers and corresponding letters
 Dee used Roman Numerals

blogged here
 Janie did...

1 hexagon, 2 Jewels, 3 sides of a triangle, 5 sides of the Jewel pieces, 6 sides to a hexagon, 9 fabrics used including backing) and 0 quilted in the cornerstones

 Linda has stunned us all into confusion silence

Design (doughnut chart) generated in Excel using 0, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 950, 1066, 350, and 1666
Chart series X 5/ with 35 counted numbers
2 blocks by 3 blocks = 6 blocks;
Blocks 5.25” X 5.25”;
Hanging Loops x 3
Add in the other elements resulting in finished size 10.66 by 16.66
Printed onto fine cotton by way of my inkjet printer; bagged out, machine quilted, decorative cord sewn on by hand
Temporary hanging rod - coffee stirrers

 Carol used different mediums and methods 
blogged here
 Angie had a brainwave

 Lish used a  dice game theme
so all in all another successful challenge!

Much more simple this month - Drunkards Path. Yay!! Curved seams!!!

My Waiting for Rain shawl is coming on nicely

But that is about it for this week. We have been down to help No1 son out with his house move. I mostly helped out my taking Little Miss for a long walk in the woods near their home.

With the obligatory paddling session

(don't tell Mum!)

I won't go into the loooong story about how I got us lost ---- TWICE!!!

I can't walk any farther!
But we did almost 5 miles and I can confirm that a lot of sleep was had that night.

And the following day .......


  1. Some great mini mania pieces ....Again! Sorry couldn't join in this time. X

  2. Children love water but brilliant that she did 5 miles or was there a buggie hidden away?