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Thread: Look what I made tonight! Black and white for AAQI

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    Look what I made tonight! Black and white for AAQI

    I picked up the March/April issue of McCall's Quilting, and fell in love with Silhouette, a beautiful quilt in black and white. I could not help myself, I had to mini - ize it! I had all of the black and white fabrics I needed in my stash, something that will not surprise you if you follow my posts!

    This is the top. This will finish at 9" by 11", and is headed for AAQI.

    Hope you like it!
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    Your b & w mini is terrific!
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    If you're into black and white...there is an amazing maze quilt in the new Quilt magazine. It is all done in black, white and shades of grey and is only 2 different blocks. It looks awesome and I am thinking of doing it in miniature too. Love your little black and white mini!

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    What a geat quilt. I have that issue, it a really good one.

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    pretty but the picture should be a little bit bigger

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    Cute! I love your mitered corners.

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    Beautiful B&W Mini!
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    I saw that quilt also and it is on my list of quilts to do. Usually I am not inspired by quilt magazines. But the McCalls Mar/April issue had several I really liked. The only reason I purchased the mag was because I want to do the mystery quilt.
    Sweet Caroline

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    I fell in love with this quilt also. Saw it in the magazine and started hunting up music themed fabrics. I have several projects to finish first but when I get them done, I will start on a queen size Silhouette. This is a very striking pattern and you did a great job making it mini-size.

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    Beautiful, would be a beautiful queen size quilt.
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    Beautiful quilt.

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    Very Nice!!!
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    Love it,so pretty. I also want to do the mystery quilt.

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    LOVE the mini !!! Amazes me how you can miniturize a reg size quilt pattern .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by miz mary View Post
    LOVE the mini !!! Amazes me how you can miniturize a reg size quilt pattern .....
    It takes a peculiar brain! And some thinking time. The most important thing is to adjust the sizes of the pieces as they finish, and then work backwards to add the seam allowances. It also helps to have extra fabric, so you can have lots of do-overs. I puzzled over this one for awhile before I figured out how to do it.

    If you want to stick your toe into mini-land, try the Doll Quilt Swap here on QB. Sign ups are on now for the March swap. It is lots of fun, very few rules, and a good way to make direct contact with other mini-ers.
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    I just made my first mini , with foundation piecing !!! I am on my second - it's addicting !! I will check out the group, thank you !

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    Wow - beautiful mini. I am intrigued by the doll swap. Thanks for all the great info on downsizing a regular size. I had no idea where to even begin.
    Linda

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    I'm not very good at figuring out what initials stand for, some I get but can't get AAQI. Please send information.
    Thanks.
    Aunt Janey

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Janey View Post
    I'm not very good at figuring out what initials stand for, some I get but can't get AAQI. Please send information.
    Thanks.
    I'm glad that you asked!! That's the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. You can find it at www.alzquilts.org. They gather donated little quilts (max size 9" by 12") and sell them on the Web and at the big show in Houston every November. The money raised goes to fund research on Alzheimer's. It was started by Ami Simms, in MI, a quilter whose Mother had Alzheimer's. It is all volunteer run, very low overhead, and it is great fun to look at all the quilts that are for sale. There are quite a few on QB who make quilts for AAQI.
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    Great quilt made in miniature!!
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    Love your black/white beautiful mini

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