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    Finished this little mini top last night. It's a disappearing nine patch. Fun to do. Just sew it first, then cut it all up and rearrange the blocks. Can't wait to make another - very addictive and quick performing. Here's a pic:

    my little mini disappearing nine patch
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    Mercy.. such little pieces.. very cute tho!

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    Oh that is awesome!! Must be a challenge working with those small pieces!!!

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    How cute! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntannette
    Oh that is awesome!! Must be a challenge working with those small pieces!!!
    Believe me, it's a real challenge! With the naked eye, my quilt looks well aligned but stick it under the scrutiny of camera lens and every flaw pops up (especially thru an enlarged photo)! Thanks for your nice words. Hope everyone enjoys my miniature!

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    Whoa! those are some small pieces. Good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    Mercy.. such little pieces.. very cute tho!
    thanks for the kind words - really enjoy a challenge like this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    How cute! :D
    thanks sewjoyce - had such an urge to do a mini and had been wanting to try this block out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Hendrix
    Mercy.. such little pieces.. very cute tho!
    thanks Dawn really liked working on this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wvdek
    Whoa! those are some small pieces. Good job.
    Thank you!

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    That is beautiful, but I don't think I could work with anything that small. Great job.

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    Wow!!!!

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    That's beautiful. I love minis - it's such a great way to try out stuff and quickly gratifying! Have you thought of joining in the Doll Quilt Swap? :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    That is beautiful, but I don't think I could work with anything that small. Great job.
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    I'm thinking what a better job I could do if I had a better machine. Just can't seem to part with my klunker. The most incredible thing of all is that my feed dogs died (ha ha ha ha) and I have to gently nudge my fabric through!! Is that incredible or what? I also had to reroute my threading to bypass a trapzone area on the machine! Is that incredible or what? Hope whoever reads this will really appreciate their sewing machine after reading of my handicapped machine. So you see, it really was a challenge and a half...ha.ha.ha.ha. :lol: :lol: :lol: Nevertheless, I continue on no matter what!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    That's beautiful. I love minis - it's such a great way to try out stuff and quickly gratifying! Have you thought of joining in the Doll Quilt Swap? :D
    Thanks Quilt4U and thanks K3N for your kindness! Yes, have been seriously thinking a lot about doll quilts lately and possibly getting into that area of the Doll Quilt Swaps! Aren't they irresistible??? Here's a picture of a mini I want to try my hand at. It's kind of freestyle piecing.

    here's the pic:
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    That is beautiful! And the 'freestyle' aspect is very appealing! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    That is beautiful! And the 'freestyle' aspect is very appealing! :D
    Yes, it is, especially after putting together 1/2 inch blocks! ha.ha. :D :D

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    Very pretty!!! :D :D :D

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    Your mini quilt turned out so
    darling!! :D You did a great
    job, putting it together. Keep
    sharing with us, as you do more.
    :D :D :D :D :D

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    Thanx ~~ you guys are GREAT! Just love all the wonderful people here at this board!!! Am just a rookie compared to the great stuff I see here!!

    And Sulabug.....you always have the nicest things to say!!! Believe me the Lord takes notice of every little kindness we say and your day of blessing is coming!!! Whoaaaaa! I believe that's from Him! Thanks again for the encouragement you give!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    Very pretty!!! :D :D :D
    Amma, the first paragraph of Sulabug's message was to you! ha. somehow I hit the wrong button again but you can have the last half of the message too!! ha.ha.

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    A quilter after my own heart!! How cute. What size did you make the beginning squares? I, too, make mini's, and not paper pieced ones. Have you noticed how the fabric design changes when sewn in smaller pieces? The scale of the fabric takes on a new look. I've learned alot about thinking in color values, too.

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    wow, where are my 10x spectagoggles? very cute, n2scrapluvr! :D

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    Love your mini--it is so cute!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    A quilter after my own heart!! How cute. What size did you make the beginning squares? I, too, make mini's, and not paper pieced ones. Have you noticed how the fabric design changes when sewn in smaller pieces? The scale of the fabric takes on a new look. I've learned alot about thinking in color values, too.
    Thank you, OKSG. Glad you like my mini! I decided to start off with 2-1/2" squares because already had some pairs made up I keep on hand all the time. Keep 4-patches made up too. Didn't pay any attn to color because for once in my life I could not predetermine the outcome of the block arrangement which was a lot of fun in itself as the end result is always a surprise! So the 6" square became the 9 patch; then 3-3/4" became my 4 patch. The mini is 7-3/4" and with inner and outer borders it comes to a perfect 16" square. So the next time I want to focus on the color aspect. In answer to your question, I haven't noticed the new look the fabric takes on as I was focused only on trying out this block. I do lots of minis and don't paper piece them anymore. I found the dryer sheets you use drying clothes makes a wonderful scent on the minis and works great for fdn. piecing. Some brands work better than others. I iron them first. The used ones work the best! You'll have to try this idea out!! A real plus is the see-thru aspect of the sheets! Can't wait to see your posts of your minis!

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