fullsizeoutput_2fcI’ve been making mini quilts (potholders) again ! This is a block from Lori Holt’s Farm Girl Vintage book. I forget what she calls it but I’m pretty sure that it is actually a weathervane block.


This block may be called spinning windmill… if not – it should be, that’s what it looks like ! That ocher coloured print is a Kim Diehl fabric I snagged off the $5.00 table and I wish I had bought more because of course it was all gone by my next trip into town.


As usual, I stitched in the ditch for the quilting. I prefer to quilt small things this way as I think it doesn’t interfere with the look of the pieced design. I use 1 layer of batting with a layer of insulbrite for functionality as well as how it makes the design pop out a little more. Both potholders measure 8.5″ square.


Since the harvest has been put on hold because of weather I went to help out my Mom for several days.  I just happened to drop by a quilt fabric store and couldn’t resist picking up these prints:


I’m probably the last quilter to come across these funny acronyms but they gave me a much needed laugh ! I think SABLE best describes my fabric consumption situation.

In other news… I recently attended a 60th birthday party of a very good friend and gifted her this quilt:


She was so surprised and really seemed to love it. It’s so satisfying to give a quilt to someone who loves handmade things and values your time and effort. If you would like to read more about this quilt you can see my post here. I’m glad I took the above picture before I wrapped it up as the first pictures I took don’t show the colours as well.

Thanks for having a look.

Linking up with Amanda over at CMQ for Finish it up Friday.





11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. allisonreidnem
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 12:20:56

    The pot holders look just great. I think you’re right to stick with quilting in the ditch – it makes the patchwork design puff up beautifully. I’m glad you got to give a quilt to an appreciative friend, that is a good feeling ☺And thanks for sharing the fabric, I’d never heard of those an acronyms before, and they are funny cos there’s more than a touch of truth in each one. ‘Whimm’ best describes me at the moment!



  2. Myra @ Busy Hands Quilts
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 16:20:09

    I’m in the SABLE category too, and I think I bought some more this morning! The hotpads are so pretty – I’d love if you’d link to my Finished or Not Friday Linky Party at Busy Hands Quilts each week!



  3. Carol Esterline
    Oct 28, 2016 @ 23:08:08

    Your quilt looks lovely



  4. Anne Simonot
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 12:41:46

    Lol! Sable –that’s a new one! It also probably describes me. Your 1st block is indeed a weathervane. My friend calls it the block from hell, but I love them.



    • Colleen
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 14:01:12

      huh, I didn’t find the block difficult. I like them too and have been eyeing my stash thinking about making a bunch of larger ones. Hope I don’t find out why your friend named them that !



  5. Preeti
    Nov 01, 2016 @ 07:26:15

    Those blocks are beautiful and so neatly done. Oh how I want those fabrics. Would you please share a picture of the selvage? My favorite is HIPS 😀
    I am all HIPS, I must add.



    • Colleen
      Nov 02, 2016 @ 07:08:36

      Thanks Preeti. It’s good to be all HIPS ! I’ll have a look at the fabric today and let you know if there is any info on the selvedge – you meant the acronym fabric, right ?



    • Colleen
      Nov 03, 2016 @ 06:57:16

      This is what is printed on the selvage : windham fabrics Sew Hope Full by Whistler Studios Pattern #41890
      I googled it and there are lots of online stores that carry it !



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