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Friday, February 10, 2012

Friday Finish: My 1st mini quilt...

My first little quilt I ever made. I used a Moda charm pack for most of it, can't remember the name. Blocks  that make the 9 patch are one inch each, I cut them an inch and a half for seam allowance. I tried to free motion as small as I could and I used an invisible thread in my Juki 2000, it did just fine with the thread on top and in the bobbin as well. I am really loving my new machine and hope to add a Grace frame one of these days, the sooner the better. 

I am still working on the blocks for DH's bow tie quilt, only about 120 more to piece! lol  I am slowly collecting stash for my Civil War quilt in red, whites and blues.  However I am throwing some mini quilts in the mix because it breaks up any boredom that comes with piecing the same block 120 times... It really helps me to stop and work on a fast finish project.  I am getting ready to start "a little patchwork" that I am following on quiltsbycheri blog. I just love her little projects. Its a cute little mini quilt, not sure what colors I will use but I know I will use fabrics with a primitive look.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!
Blessings to all!


  1. Hello Gwen, I have to commend you on your first quilt...good Job! I am still hanging back wanting to take the plunge, but haven't yet! Thanks for the share! Have a nice evening! Hugs

  2. Love your quilt. I would like to recommend the Hinterberg original machine quilting frame. Myself, and 5 other friends have this frame, and love it. It is very sturdy, and the people who make them are absolutely wonderful. Check them out! (I am not a spokesman, just a very satisfied customer.)

    I too have a Juki machine with a quilter's cruise control, as do my friends. LOVE LOVE LOVE the combination. One of the gals has the 17" Voyager machine made by Hinterberg, and the Stretch frame, by Hinterber.

  3. I enjoyed seeing all your little quilts.