Tuesday, March 24, 2009

March WISP - another finish

Just finished in time!

This is my first attempt at a miniature quilt from a pattern by Ann Hermes. Ann makes her miniatures from vintage fabrics. You can view her work on her website.

It's pieced not foundation and yes, it was quite tricky managing all those teensy, weensy little bits. I machine quilted with a variegated thread.

Quite the *learning experience* and I would definitely like to make some more.

In the meantime, I have fallen for this quilt

It's called Enduring Elegance and is a design by Lissa Alexander. I'm definitely in a *pretty floral* phase at the moment.

I also eagerly await news that my swap partner Tracey (cherkeemom) has received her box of goodies. I know I can't wait to receive my swap from Tracey.

Tia, who is organising the Bush Fire Quilt project, has received lots of blocks, finished quilts and other bits and pieces. The team has started to put the quilts together. Catch up with the latest news on her blog.

Happy Stitching


  1. The WISP is gorgeous Ann...and the quilt is beautiful...I admire you for all the work you are getting through...Dzintra

  2. WOW - that is really neat & accurate - very impressed!

  3. omg ann...i SO tried to make this.
    i really hated how mine turned out.
    but yours is fabulous!!!

  4. I love your miniature quilt. I would love to know where you are getting that pattern called Enduring Elegance. I would love to try that one. Great job!

  5. Gorgeous mini, I haven't tried one of those, think it might be a long while! Have too many other projects to finish. The Pretty floral quilt is beautiful, I can see why you fell for it! Blessed Be.

  6. That is sooo pretty Ann!!! Came out just fine. My baskets did not all come out as nice..lost some points here and there, more practise needed.. ha!! Yes elegant is what I think looking at your next beautiful choice...it is your next big project right??? ;-)
    I got to play catch up on my posts...had a few off days last week.

  7. Your mini turned out beautiful! It's so lovely! Thank you for the info about shipping to Australia- I am sure it will come in handy in the future! ~ Jennie

  8. You've done a wonderful job Ann! Especially with all those little flying geese - I'm impressed.

    The Enduring Elegance quilt is very pretty, and very you!

  9. I am so pleased to see your, mini quilt, A lot of concentration is needed to get right and you have done a mighty job.

  10. Love the mini quilt! That is super looking! Don't know if I could do all the florals. But then florals aren't really my cup of my tea when there are too many of them. But it I love the pattern of the Enduring Elegance.

  11. hi Ann your wee quilt is so cute. All those small pieces. I give you credit. Looks like a lot fo work. Linda

  12. Your minature quilt is beautiful Ann, well done,


  13. Ann,

    What a remarkable job on the mini! Good on you for tackling it, by piecing it. Now that the quilt show is over, I'm trying to re-organize myself and figure out what I'm doing next. I have a "to-do" list, but I like to sprinkle little things in it... hmm... a mini-quilt or pot holders...

    I think the Enduring Elegance is a lovely pattern. I have not reached the floral stage... come to think of it... have I really hit any "stage". *Grin*

    I look forward to seeing your progress.


  14. Love your mini quilt. It's beautiful. Nice choice of fabric colors. I have never tried the varigated thread before, but do think it's lovely.

  15. Love it! Wonderful quilt Ann. You did a great job with all the tiny pieces. It takes some skill to pull it off on that scale.

  16. Your finished mini looks great, as well as your future project...beautiful!


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