Friday, August 19, 2011

4 Patch Mini


Another mini is finished, I didn't use a pattern. I had a small kit for a little quilt that didn't interest me anymore so I used those pieces to sew scrappy 4 patches and this is what happened. I'm so hooked on these mini quilts and having so much fun making them. Does anyone else do that? Use a kit for something other than what it was intended for?

Boo is hiding in the shrubs or at least that's what  he thinks. Maybe a squirrel will wonder by and he can chase them.

35 comments:

Cathy said...

Your quilt is adorable. I really like it.

Your cat is a cool character. Love this picture.

Hugs

Annette said...

Your quilt is so sweet! And so is the cat :-)

Beth said...

Another cute one. You are on a mini quilt roll! All I'm guilty of doing is taking the fabrics from failed kits and tossing the contents in my scrap bin. Your kitty is adorable!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cute mini! Yep, I do that too~ if the kit has a fabric I can't find in yardage, I get the kit and split up the fabrics for my other projects. :-) Boo looks quite serious! Have a happy day!

NancyNoBlogBlogs said...

I love when our cats think we can't see them. He's a handsome guy. Another beautiful mini quilt.

Darlene said...

Yes, I've done the same things - taken apart a kit. Why waste fabric we obviously loved.

Another yes - seriously hooked on mini quilts. I've made four the past two days. May have to be a big old copy cat and make one like yours. :-)

*karendianne. said...

Love this little quilt. Inspiring. Love seeing Boo there hiding. Stealth cat!

Colleen said...

What a beautiful boy!!! And I love your mini :o) I have de-kitted a kit and put it in my stash, and used a wool crazy kit to work on my own version of a wool crazy, so yup! I have done that :o)

em's scrapbag said...

Love this scrappy mini! Good repurpose on the kit.

Lori said...

It is so cute and it is also easy to get hooked on the minis. They are so much fun!!
Boo is cute too!!

I am Just One Mom said...

yes, I change-up patterns all the time. it makes it mine. and it is part of the adventure.
love you mini!

Teresa said...

Boo is so photogenic.

I love your four patch quilt. It is fun to try out patterns on smaller quilts.

Quilt Hollow said...

Like this one bunches!!!! Matches my house too!

Gayle said...

REally cute! Would you believe I have NEVER bought a quilt kit? For me, half the fun is choosing my own fabrics! LOL

Karen said...

So cute!! And Boo reminds me of my Rodger - so cute also :).

Libby said...

Peek-a-Boo *s*

Quilts And Pieces said...

It is sooo cute! And yes, I've done that before!

Cheryl said...

Too cute!! I just bought a small display rack that holds 3 small (about 5" wide each) quilts for display. I am itching to make the quilts for it!

Karen said...

LOVE IT - and the scrappiness of it. Hmmmm do I ever recycle a kit - absolutely - and a lot of times the fabric is just absorbed into the stash. A friend once told me that once I bought something it was mine to do with as I pleased, lol - so I live by that rule.
Boo is so sweet looking and I bet he was just waiting for something to surprise and run after :).

Hugs - Karen

Terry said...

I just love your four patch mini! It's beautiful! :0)

Roseanne said...

I would like to now what size squares did you use ? I like this quilt. I have got lots of scraps.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Adorable little quilt! I love the colors.

Carol said...

Oh that mini is as cute as it can be! I do that all the time...I still love the fabric but decide I don't want to make the quilt...pull it apart and use that wonderful fabric. Boo is precious!

Beertje Zonn said...

What a beautiful Quilt!

Beertje Zonn

Karen said...

I just leave the kits on the shelf instead of using them for something else. Smart of you to make use of them in such a nice little piece.

Shakerwood said...

Funny you should mention that. I was going through my old kits last night. Did some serious talkin' to myself and pulled a few kits apart. My taste has changed ........

beatrice said...

Hi Wendy
Just wondering if you still give classes at the quilted bear in Ladner.
my email: easter98@telus.net
Beatrice

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love your mini Wendy. I'm getting the next kit ready to send to you.
Love your little Boo. So cute.

Thimbleanna said...

That's an adorable little mini! And cute Boo too! ;-D

Sinta Renee said...

Your quilt is very sweet. I love the white accent you added to it, it really makes the quilt pop. Kind of like the contrast with your kitty!!!

Shauna said...

Love your mini! Beautiful colours and yes, I have re-purposed a kit.

She Uses Her Words said...

What a cute little quilt! I've never used a kit for any other purpose...might have to think about that!
Karen :)

Beertje Zonn said...

Beautiful Quilt and the photo from teh cat is lovely!

Beertje Zonn

Sharon said...

Love the little quilt, and your picture of Boo is adorable. We had a cat that looked just like Boo when my daughter was little, but she named her Bootsie.

Carole said...

Darling little quilt! Minis are also great for using up scraps! I do love then! Boo, what a great name! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!