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Monday, February 4, 2019

Magnificent Minis with Island Batik

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Thank you for stopping by today.
We are kicking off our new year with Magnificent Minis.

With Valentines day approaching...
"Love is in the air"
This little mini started out with 3 paper pieced hearts and my "love" of finding 
the perfect "font", to turn into an applique.
Did you know you can use your computer fonts in a "word" program?
Click and drag them to the size your looking for.
It's a fun way to play with lettering.
Looking for more fonts to play with?
Font Bundles is a great web site. Their fonts give you "premier license",
 that allows you to use them for commercial and personal uses. 
You can also sign up for their newsletter and download
free fonts weekly!
Check them out
My little hearts needed a place to "hang"...
...and I've fallen in love with my "ric-rac" die cutter from
It's fun way to throw a little spunk, into any project!
You can check it out 
Keeping with that theme...
Gold ric-rac, seemed the perfect way to suspend these mini hearts.
I like to use machine embroidery threads for stitching down my appliques.
The little sheen they have, just brightens things up.
Metallic thread really packs a big punch!
but nothing beats 
for piecing and machine quilting.
I have long been a fan of "Thermore" batting.
It's a very thin polyester batting that is perfect for wall hangings,
 as it lies very flat. It's also great for garments, 
when you don't want the added bulk of a standard batting.
There's little extra bonus with this batting as well.
It "grabs" your fabric much better than a standard batting.
Making for less shifting as you quilt. 
What? No more backings that have bunched up while quilting.
Well OK...I'm happy with that!
You'll still need to pin of course, but you will see what I mean if you try it.
"Sew" there you have it...the kick off of our new year.
I do hope I've inspired you, to dig thru your scraps
 and make up a little mini of your own.
They are quick little projects and perfect stash/scrap busters.
Have a technique your wanting to try?
Turn it into a mini...like this little guy!

til next time...


  1. Love is in the air! What a perfect little mini to celebrate love :) That gold ric rac adds a fun little pop to the quilt.

  2. What an adorable mini! I might have to make more than one this month.

  3. What a sweet mini! I’m sure your Accuquilt will be well used this year.
    Carol Andrews

  4. Such a cute little quilt! I have that ric rac die but have not used it yet! And I love the gold ric rac! Perfect with the hearts!!

  5. Very sweet mini Joan. I had a look at the font site. First creator I saw featured has 2 fonts named Unicorns Farts and Penguin Poop. Just might be my kind of site..... hahahaha

  6. Such a cute project. I love hearts, and the lettering is perfect.

  7. I *love* your mini. Thanks for the font site - and more importantly for the description of the Thermore batting. I am curious to try it now.

  8. Great finish with your mini. And I am impressed with how many links you managed to fit into the post. That will keep you on your toes.

  9. I love the addition of the ric rac with the hearts. That turned out so cute.


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