Friday, 17 July 2015

A new mini

Irish Circles has had to wait this week, because this little hexie mini just wanted to be finished. I think I say this with every finish, but this one is my favourite! 

I wasn't too sure where I was going when I started, but I love where it has ended. Wish I had enough Antique Fair to make a large scale one, as the fabrics really appeal to me. I was inspired by a mini I saw at Pot Pourri Cottage in Newcastle last year, although it was made with 1/4" hexies, and this one uses 3/8" hexies.........such a huge difference :)  It measures 15 1/2" square. I am hoping my men let me drop into Pot Pourri Cottage when we are in Newcastle this weekend for the football.



Now that I've discovered I can knit in the car I'm hoping to get a lot of my next cowl done on the way over. I definitely need more cowls and more quilts in this cold winter weather we're having. We have no snow on the ground but I did catch some snowflakes at 5.30am this morning (hubby kindly woke me up to see it since I've never been in the snow).

Have a great weekend.
Susan x

30 comments:

  1. Have you got snow now???? That would be exciting, cold but exciting!! Your mini quilt is beautiful!!! Well done on the finish! If your men don't cooperate stamp your feet!! :-)

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  2. beautiful!
    i can see why it is your new favourite.
    hope the boys let you pop into the patchwork shop tomorrow

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  3. Now that is just stunning..

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  4. This is so gorgeous Susan - definitely one of my favourite minis of yours too

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  5. Very nice finish. I like your border pattern. Great quilting.

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  6. A beautiful finish! Those are small hexies - I'm pleased you mentioned their size as it's hard to tell from the photo. I've been to the snow (many years ago) but have never seen it falling.

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  7. very sweet and the hand quilting make it even more speical

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  8. What a dear hexie mini - I can see why the fabrics appeal to you - so gentle. Are you taking a stadium quilt along to keep you warm during the game?? You are invited to visit Wisconsin anytime:-) our snow stays on the ground from November to April with frequent snow showers sometimes into May. It starts losing its charm in January. But I do remember the magic of the first snowfall....happy stitching!!

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  9. Beautiful - I can see why you like it. Did you applique the pieced hexies onto your background/border fabric? And good for hubby for sharing the first snow with you. We live in a land of snow during the winter months, and it is really beautiful, but that first snowfall or two each year always seems particularly special. I can't imagine not having seen snow before now!

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  10. So very pretty! Your quilting is exquisite.

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  11. Just lovely, the fabrics are perfect !!

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  12. Such a sweet mini, such tiny hexies! Hope you get to the patchwork shop again, have fun knitting in the car, what a great way to get extra time!

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  13. Beautiful! your border quilting design shows up so nicely too. We had a lot of snow here yesterday - exciting! ..apart from the bit where the power was out :(

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  14. Your mini is just beautiful, Susan. xx

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  15. Enjoy the drive... Shame I'm not there to offer somewhere to warm up! Xox
    Love the MiNi too...

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  16. I love your mini Susan, really pretty

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  17. Your mini is lovely. Hope you were warm at the football. Can't wait to see what you purchased from Pot Pourri Cottage, it's a lovely store. Looking forward to seeing the progress on your cowl. Well done on your newly acquired skill of 'car knitting'. Maybe it will develop into 'car stitching'?

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  18. Love the red and white Susan.....it's just gorgeous! Hope you were able to get to Pot Pourri Cottage today! How cool that you can knit in the car...perfect on a longer trip!

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  19. Tou just do the best hexies. Love how you style them. This mini looks great!

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  20. just beautiful.... and I am in awe of you working with such tiny hexagons...
    Hugz

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  21. Love love love your new mini...the weather is so weird (and cold!)...keep warm...

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  22. I can see why this one is a favourite. The quilting pattern on the border was a very good choice.

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  23. No doubt in my mind as to why this one is a favorite. I love it!

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  24. Such a pretty quilt. were you able to see the snowflake pattern when you were "collecting" the snow?? I could the one and only time I've been in "falling" snow it was exquisite. A long trip demands something to keep you busy.

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  25. Dear Susan,
    this would be my favorite mini Quilt too. It is so pretty, wonderful layout and the fabrics look perfect together.
    Greetings,
    Sylvia

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  26. Hi Susan,wow your Minnie quilt is awesome,so much work has gone into that,well done,hope you have a lovely day xx

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  27. Your little hexie quilt is darling, well done as usual.

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