Saturday, May 29, 2021

My Merry Month of May Mini

After dithering for years about the whats and hows of finishing this little very heavy and stiff batik pictorial piece, I finally bit the bullet and finished it this month.  After playing around with the broken dishes blocks idea for the border, I opted for this plain and simple surround for the batik. 


Quilting the batik was a bear to say the least!  Lots of tension issues.  Thankfully I didn't waste good fabric on the back and just used a plain white well-washed sheet.  Which ended up being a good choice since the back is a hot mess!  

The day was nice and I tried a few photos outside.  The grass was getting long and the quilt wouldn't lie flat but I kind of liked the wavy appearance and the deep green background.


Happy to finally have this finished, though no idea what I'll do with it!  I'll link up when Wendy at The Constant Quilter posts her monthly roundup of mini-makers at the end of the month.  

Rainy, cold weekend in store for us.  We need the rain, though the timing wasn't great for all the weekend warriors.  We'll stay off the roads and have soup for supper, maybe some hot biscuits to go with, and there are strawberries for shortcake if we don't snack on them beforehand.  Hope you're enjoying this holiday weekend and remembering all those real warriors who gave their lives for our freedoms.  May their sacrifice not be in vain.


11 comments:

  1. Very pretty mini--I love the colors in this one...nice work....
    hugs from here in the rain and wind Julierose

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  2. I love everything about this! It's a work of art! "Remembering those real warriors..." You said it so well.

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  3. It looks great. I love the batik design and I think the simple framing is perfect for it.

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  4. I really like how you've "framed" this piece with the borders you made. Your dinner plans sound simply delish.

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  5. I'm glad you finally figured out how to finish this interesting piece. Your simple border was the answer. I think sometimes that the best idea is complicated or complex. A pieced border would have been distracting. Great May mini.

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  6. Great idea for "framing" your batik piece - just the right amount of black accent. Just the right amount of quilting, too. Lovely result!

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  7. What an absolute treasure! I'm sorry you had tension trouble, but it was sooo worth it. This is fabulous. Thanks for another great monthly mini!

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  8. If I recall correctly this was influenced by an oriental depiction, but it reminds me of The Gleaners... I believe set in Holland?

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  9. This became a lot of effort with the stiff fabric. Kudos to you for sticking with it because it turned out so nice. I'd be tempted to frame it.

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  10. What a wonderful May finish for this little piece. Love the simple framed border and your quilting makes the whole scene pop! Sorry to hear you had tension issues. So frustrating when that happens.

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