Monday, January 16, 2012

Midget Mania Mini Monday

I cleared some slowly ongoing projects off the the design wall to make room for my midgets.  Every so often it is fun to pull them all out and admire the progress so far.  It looks like I have finished about 69 blocks up to this point.  I think the original quilt has 187 blocks in it, so there is still a long way to go.  Each block finishes at about 4 inches and the patterns are available at Sentimental Stitches. Jill does a link up on Tiny Tuesdays for people working on these blocks or other small ones.  I'm trying hard to make at least one block a week in the new year.  Wish me luck.
The other wall contained the part of Orca (Flamingo) that would fit.  All the blocks are done and I started yesterday on sewing the rows together.  If I hadn't been pulled away to help with science fair projects there would have been a finished top to show this morning. 
As it is I have a partially assembled quilt on the floor and machine waiting for a few minutes of assembly time and just hoping that the dog doesn't decide to do her little circle running thing and jumble everything up.  Make sure you go to Judy's blog to see what other people have on their design walls and to Bonnie's blog to see how all the Orca Bay quilts are progressing. 

16 comments:

Ellen said...

Luck to you! I have printed out the patterns from 51 and up. I missed out on the first 50 that were free. I do hope to start on mine soon. Your's are just so darn cute!

Lynne said...

Oh my! It looks like so much until I read how much more you have to do!

Jan-Maree said...

This is going to be stunning!

Pattilou said...

Its fun for me to see your progress. I wanted to do some mini blocks myself this year and am awaiting an Omigosh pattern with lots of little pieces. It'll be fun see how you come along with yours. Orca Bay is coming along nicely too.

Denise :) said...

Oh your midget blocks are *wonderful*!! And your OBM quilt is looking good, too!! :)

Sue Daurio said...

those mini blocks look like a lot of fun. I'm starting Dear Jane this year, we'll see how I do. If I can make as much progress as you've made on your minis, I'll be pleased as punch. Love the Orca Bay (Flamingo), looking good.

Jean said...

Love your progress!

Quilter Kathy said...

Two amazing projects on the go in your sewing room! Love the mini blocks!

vtquilter said...

Wow, those midgets are amazing all together! Great job. Love the Bay mystery too. Hmmm. I thought it was only cats that did that circle dance/laying down and swishing to mess up any quilt blocks laying down on the floor! Good luck on the one a week... so far I'm still good on that challenge.

Teaquilts said...

Good inspiration on your design wall. So wonderful that you are making the midget blocks! I have the blocks downloaded but haven't done even one.

Bonnie said...

yeah for a monday holiday... more sewing time for you. At least I hope it is a holiday for you.

Your Orca Bay colors are fabulous. I'm looking forward to seeing the top.

I like working on little blocks. Generally they don't take all that long to finish,

Judy D in WA said...

Midgets are looking great. No way will I be doing those. ;)
Great progress on OB. I am always amazed at how busy you are and how much quilting you get done.

marcella said...

I have a pile of those midgets patterns printed out. They are fun and your blocks are looking really good! Your Orca Bay looks great - it will be fun to see it all together. Love the colors you picked.

Vicki said...

I love your midgets so much, they look so great. The orca bay quilt is pretty too, but the little ones are each a masterpiece.

Shelia said...

beautiful work, I love those midgets and your Orca Bay quilt.

Teresa in Music City said...

Your midgets are adorable!!! I love small blocks.... I will not be tempted... I will not be tempted....