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Thread: mini work

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    Just recently I sort of dove into doing a little mini work, this is what I have so far. The strips for this were cut at 1 1/4 inches, and the finished square is 3/4 inch.

    I am thinking of cutting the big one in half and making two doll quilts with it.

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    They are all just darling!!! I love the way you set them on point. How big is the biggest one?

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    Beautiful miniature work, cutebuns!!! :D :D :D
    It would make beautiful doll quilts :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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    It is about 13 3/4 by 43.

    It is pretty easy to set them on point, I had fun doing it.

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    Your mini project is wonderful!! :D
    Two doll quilts will be great, made
    from it. Please share when you get
    them all done!!
    :D :D :D :D :D :D

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    Just keep going and make a single bed quilt out of it. Think of all the scraps you will use up. :D Love the colors.

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    That's really cute!

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    Wow!!!!! I love them.

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    that is so cool

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    Looks great. Doll quilts are a good idea. Have you joined the August swap?

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    What precision! It looks very cool! Make more!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorBanaquilts
    Looks great. Doll quilts are a good idea. Have you joined the August swap?
    I love them on point CB, and you still didn't answer Norbana, when you are sitting on a ready made Doll Quilt! Go, on, join up, I would love to have the chance of getting one of those.

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    What a neat idea. GREAT JOB!

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    Awsome! Wow to see that penny on there!

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    Very cool...like it a lot. I see you're in the middle of a farmer's field in Canada?

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    Your mini is wonderful...my hat is off to all of you who do mini's. My big fingers just don't want to do those tiny little blocks so I appreciate the work of those of you who can and do make minis. Thanks for sharing.

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    Cutbuns, as usual, you've done a beautiful job. Your work is so exact. I love it.

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    I love it Cutebuns! It is so me - colorful and bold. :) Isn't working with mini's fun? I've been doing a couple lately too. They go fast and you get results so quickly.

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    I wanna be your partner!!!

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    Great Job ! As a person (me) who has only done "bigger" squares, do you think it is much more difficult to use the smaller squares ? Time wise is it about the same ? (Putting it in perspective of smaller sqaures, smaller quilt, larger squares larger quilt) Does that make sense ? I know that to use the smaller squares to make a larger quilt would obviously take a lot longer. Sorry if I am confusing you.
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    Let me see if I can answer everyone, The minis are fun to do, I tend to like blocks with a lot of little pieces anyway so this is just something that I do without thinking. The little pieces are not that hard to work with if you do it the right way, I strip pieced it so it is working with long strips and not itty bitty squares. Pressing is a key in this they are all ppressed open, I can't imaginnd the buld that pressiio one sside wouud create, I will take a picture of the back to show you what it looks like, yet again I have more fabric on the back than the front.

    Working with this size is not harder than the big pieces, just different. I don't pin, pretty much never do, I can't imagine pinning on every seam, I just did bit by bit and the seams are not long so they don't take that long to do. Time wise it takes less as the seams are shorter.

    I am going to sign up for the doll quilt, jsut haven't gone there yet to sign my name.

    I do live in the middle of a farmer field in Canada. it is great living out on the middle of no where, I live just outside of Edmonton AB

    So thank you everyone for your kind words, It was just something that I was playing with. I have some two inch strips that I am cutting and will be playing with, I am going to be working on a couple of tuts here for people that are wondering abbout soome of the stuff that I have done and will be doing. Some are ggn to be mini style as that way I don't go through so much fabric and the time is cut down. There is a long list so I hope to do one or two a week in between everything else that I am doing and playing with. I am also trying to prepare a mystery quilt for those that are interested in that kind of thing. And coming soon, I will be doing a bingo game as well with the help of a friend. so either PM me if you want to join in or go to my pda page and sign up there.

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    Please esplain Bingo!! And time frame for Mystery??

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    No time frame for the mystery yet, I have the border and an idea for the center, have to whip one or two up to see if it will all work out, especially since I need to keep the production time down so it can be done in a day or two,

    Bingo, I have a partner in crime so to speak making up cards now, everyone that wants will have a card, and every day I will toss out another number, I was thinking the pink thing for the first round could hold the numbers. Make it easy for the the first round anyway. And I plan on having some small prizes, something I have embroidered or something like that, just something to have fun with everyone and in a time frame that everyone can play.

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    So here is the back side of the quilt.
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    Love your quilt inspector, CB - it was hard to see if she/he was inspecting the back or the front. LOL. Your little squares look a lot like mine, except that I have done mine the English paper pieceing way, by hand, as it was a project to do on a train going back and forth to Dublin (three hours each way) Yours will have gone together a lot quicker.

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