I'm very excited because today is the first of nine "Mini-Series Mondays" here at Pretty by Hand!
That's right, you heard me. But not the same kind of mini-series I watched on tv during my babysitting days in the 80s like "Shogun" & "Thorn Birds". This mini-series doesn't include forbidden love with a priest or anything like that.
My love of little things inspired me to come up with this Project Simplify encore ... a series of mini quilts! (Get it? Mini Quilts = Mini Series? I know, I'm witty beyond belief.)
This lil' cutie is 2-3/4".
Back in April when I was making the first quilt, I had some scraps that were just BEGGING to be made into something. And when I wasn't allowed to do any work on the quilt while my helper was in school, I HAD to find SOMETHING to do with my time ... because, you know, housework is over-rated.
And plus I started thinking that since I didn't know which quilts I'd be donating, it would be nice to have a little souvenier of each project.
Ok, that sounds TOTALLY lame right now as I'm typing this - souvenier quilt of a quilt? For real?? That's just taking fabric hoarding to a whole other level. But it seemed like a good idea at the time ...
I wasn't confident enough with my FMQing back then so I chickened out and did simple straight lines.
This miniature version of Square One measures 13 1/2" x 16 1/2". (Don't even THINK about calling it a placemat! You can ask my husband what will happen if you do ... )
So for the next 8 weeks, I'll be bringing you Mini-Series Mondays - all the quilts from Camille's book Simplify miniaturzed. Nothing like milking a good idea 'til it's dead, right?
FWQAL is temporarily rescheduled for Tuesdays because let's face it ... we all love a good alliteration, don't we? Mini-Series Mondays just sounds way better than Mini-Series Tuesdays. :)
And what would a Mini-Series be without a teaser for the next episode?
Sorry ladies, no Richard Chamberlain ... I asked ... he doesn't do quilt blogs ;)