Sunday, October 2, 2011

~ The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly...~

That pretty much sums up my feelings about this past week's quilting projects. Fortunately, I started the week with the "good." I made a couple of mini quilts for two of my school peeps who have been feeling the stress of work as I have these past few weeks.

I have really been enjoying making the mini quilts, and I think my friends enjoyed receiving them :)

Now...on to the bad and ugly. First of all, I hesitate to refer to anything hand made (and made with lots of love) as bad or ugly, but...

Over the last few weeks, I have been working on my first disappearing 4-patch. Instead of using contrasting darks and lights, I was hoping that contrasting colors would be okay. After completing my first block, I was feeling pretty happy...

...thinking the colors contrasted pretty well. So, I finished the remaining blocks and threw them up on my design wall (aka my bedroom wall...bless my husband and his patience).

I was really afraid I would have a seizure...way too "busy" as my son put it. I was hoping that adding sashing would calm it (and me) down.

Now, THIS I can live with :)

Hope you all have had a week full of just good!!

~ Michelle ~


  1. What charming mini quilts! They are fun to work on, aren't they! I love the pattern your quilts blocks made, which look great with the light sashing. Really makings the blocks pop.

  2. Your mini quilts are fabulous! I like the lighter sashing with the D4P blocks! They are all good!!!! No bad or uglies in the bunch ;-)

  3. AZEKA's GrannyOctober 18, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    I love your mini quilts. "MaMa" Moore and Granny Harper would be so happy to know that you and Rene' have the quilting frame. Be sure and take a picture of the assembled frame.

  4. Love those minis! You amaze me at how quick you picked up quilting. Must have been that awesome teacher and natural talent! ;)

  5. Your minis are awesome! I love them. I like what the sashing did for those blocks. Great job!