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    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
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    I like crazy quilts but I do mine a little differant and I call the process confusion after the quilt I saw that inspired my version. I sew fabric pieces together randomly without any backing and then cut out whatever size block I want for what I am making.

    These are 3" squares. The lady I sell them to she sets them on the lap of the Amish dolls as if they made the little quilt.
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    Mini quilt 5" x 8"
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    This is a checkbook cover
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    Those are really cute. :lol: I like the idea of the 3 inch pieces. I have some porcelain dools that would look god with little quilts! What a wonderful way to use some of those odd scraps! :lol: :lol:

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    Check back in a few minutes I am adding some more pics.

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    I can't see them , It will not open . Wonder why??

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    can you change them to jpg...please :lol:

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    Sorry!! My EQ uses bitmap and I sometimes forget to change when I move them
    Let's try this again! :lol:

    2 1/2" squares I think of them as 3" but that is the unfinished size.
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    Mini Quilt 5" x 8"
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    Checkbook Cover with embroidery stitching
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    More 2 1/2" squares

    Some of the squares I made in 2002
    These I put magnets on and they are on my largest pie safe because it has tin and they were easier to photo this way
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    Squares on one half of the lower part of the pie safe
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    The squares on the top half of the pie safe
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    Thanks !!
    My that is small and pretty too .

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    More pictures of miniatures and some houses I made a few years ago

    The other half of the bottom part of the pie safe
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    Two more houses!!
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    I made some house hotpads a few years ago These are two of them
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    More houses!!!

    Last house I promise!!
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    Another house
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    More confusion

    Confusion Hot Pad
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    Rhonda-Your miniatures are adorable!! I would never have the patience to work with pieces of fabric that tiny!! Do you paper piece or are you brave enough to cut and piece them that little??

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    Several years ago I used to piece by hand and I used 3/4" squares. But now I have shortcuts I use called the cut down method that allows me to make these without handling anything smaller than 1" and most of what I do is 1 1/4" or 1 1/2"

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    These are simply amazing!

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    Wow -- amazing! I probably would have thrown all those pieces away :oops: :oops:

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    Oh don't throw any scraps away!! Send them to me and I'll make you something!! If it is at least 3/4" save it for me! :lol: :lol:


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    Rhonda, your minitures are amazing! Must admit the checkbook one and the potholders are my personal favorites!.....and the pie safe :wink:

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    Rhonda...I love them! Oh...love your pie safe too!

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    My mom was an antique collector all my life and she was a dealer for awhile so I collect a lot of collectibles and I am drawn to furniture like this pie safe. It is the only one I have seen that is this tall. It stands 6" tall. My reproduaction one is only 4". The tin panels made a good background to show the magnets.
    Thanks for the kind words! I love my pie safe too! Inside it I use it to hide the tv and videos my grandkids use. The bottom has blankets they use when they stay on the weekends.

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    Loretta yes I could do a Dear Jane quilt but my life is too busy to find the time. Plus I hate!! long seams so don't do big quilts any more. The one I looked at looks very interesting tho! I like to make samplers in my hotpads. Might get some inspiration from a Dear Jane quilt. I am always on the lookout for new ideas. I like variety and adding new patterns to my inventory.

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    Rhonda--the smallest width I keep is also 3/4" :!: The miniature part gets addicting, doesn't it? Right now piecing 1" squares into 9 patches--so many ways to set them in a mini quilt. I've used a computer for over 20 years, I should be able to figure out how to take a digital photo, download it etc to share--will work on that instead of piecing!

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    Rhonda, everything you do is so Dinky, I love them all. As for getting your TV in that 6 inch pie safe, that is incredible. Did you mean its 6 feet high? Either that, or your TV is miniature too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lacelady
    Rhonda, everything you do is so Dinky, I love them all. As for getting your TV in that 6 inch pie safe, that is incredible. Did you mean its 6 feet high? Either that, or your TV is miniature too.
    LOL that must have been a typo sorry! It is 6 feet tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Rhonda--the smallest width I keep is also 3/4" :!: The miniature part gets addicting, doesn't it? Right now piecing 1" squares into 9 patches--so many ways to set them in a mini quilt. I've used a computer for over 20 years, I should be able to figure out how to take a digital photo, download it etc to share--will work on that instead of piecing!
    You need to try my Boston Blocks and Star Point blocks. You can cut them 1" if you want and get a whole lot of design in that little size. I use them to make keychains and 2 1/2" quilt blocks.

    You can see these two blocks on my free web site if you haven't seen the book. The Star Point is coming out hopefully soon.

    here is my site http://www.bitsnpiecesworkshop.com

    I look forward to seeing your work! Hope you get some pics up soon!


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    Thanks so much for the website referral! I'm going to check it out ASAP

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