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Thread: Envelope Lap WIP and other goodies - mini-tut @ post #13

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    Envelope Lap WIP and other goodies - mini-tut @ post #13

    As of March, I got this much done of my Envelope Lap quilt. Haven't touched it since then, but intend to finish it...yea, right! I have 4 blocks done of 12 each per block. I have seen the open envelope pattern and the 3-D envelope, but didn't want either of those as fingers and toes get caught in the flaps so I just made my own pattern. I liked it so well, I decided to do one an inch smaller and really love it. It's called Special Delivery. I got to use up some of my huge collection of vintage buttons and will put buttons on the larger quilt too.

    The next mini is Wonky Spools and it's my first time for wavy borders that I really liked doing. It was easier than trying to get them square! The little boutinniere was from the UFO box.

    Cattails at Dusk is a seascape I've always wanted to do. It's handpainted and threadpainted. I love glitter so added that to show the reflection in the water. I love the purple mountains and purple cattails. The mountains are a wraparound feature to the backside.

    Basketweave is a mini that was very challenging to do. My own pattern and I later discovered it is a variation of the Arabic Lattice pattern that has a 9P in its center whereas mine is just a single block. Sewing of this block must be slow and precise. The last piece of each block must be hand-tacked or hand-sewn down. I never spent so much time on a mini before as this one, but the results prove it's worth the time.

    You may have seen Basketweave before when I posted along with a mini called Hearts and Flowers. It is just a free-form flower mini that was fun to do. I still want to finish it off with another butterfly to go inside the big heart between the 2 flowers.

    I really enjoyed my sunset seascape and hope to do more.

    Thanks for looking and hope you enjoy my little minis like I do!Name:  best.jpg
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    Love your imagination. Great pieces.

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    Awe, I love em! They are all very pretty!
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    These are all so beautiful!

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    Very nice, you have been busy.

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    Wonderful work!!!

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    Very creative! I like all of them.

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    Love Dusk.
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    All your quilts are really cute. I really like all of them but especially the wonky log cabin with the spool embellishments. You did an awesome job of putting these together, chosing colors and embelishments. May you be blessed!

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    beautiful work!!!love the buttons also
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    My word! Do you ever sleep?!?! LOL! I love your envelopes & also your braid! Thanks for sharing with us!
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    Quote Originally Posted by burchquilts View Post
    My word! Do you ever sleep?!?! LOL! I love your envelopes & also your braid! Thanks for sharing with us!
    Thank you, burchquilts! Glad you mentioned envelopes because I just thought about the little mini tut I did on that back in March and will post it here! I love 3-piece patterns and it's so simple!! From 3" precut squares on the diagonal, it goes together quickly! Here's the little mini-tut:

    Thanks everyone also for your lovely comments!!! They encourage me alot! I hadn't done any painting in years and certainly not on fabric!

    p.s. I will search for my braid pattern and post it here! Hope to see pics of your envelope quilts!
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    I am attaching the Basketweave pattern, front and back. You will be using the reverse side. The last piece added needs to be handsewn down until I come up with a better way to do this block. It is challenging but a delight when complete. Have fun with it!!

    p.s. the pattern I drew is a variation of the Arabic Lattice block. Here's a pattern of that block for your convenience:

    http://quilterscache.com/A/ArabicLatticeBlock.html
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    n2 what a great little block with the envelopes/and embelished buttons! Thanks for sharing. Spools is so well accented with the wooden spools, too. G
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    WOW! Very pretty!

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    Thanks everyone sooo much! Yesterday it dawned on me as I looked at the Basketweave pattern that it is wrong. I've made a corrected version. I just went in and erased the 2 numbers. It would not have worked the way I had it and you may have already figured that one out! Thanks!

    Here is the correct way to PP Basketweave:
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    LOVE the wonky spools, but the rest are awesome too.

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    Thanks everyone! I finally finished Hearts and Flowers and wanted to show you the big fat bumble bee I put between the flowers. The space needed something! Another butterfly was too much so I decided on the bumble bee! I used glitter felt for his antenna!
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    Very very pretty.
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    Great work! Love the envelope quilt. New pattern to me!
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    Awesome! Especially the wonky one!

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    I smiled as I looked at these. thanks

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