Mini’s Finished & Tumalo Trails

Granny’s Gone Crazy, scrap quilts

First of all I guess I should share my sloppy 3 blocks from the second set of the mini’s – I’m not redoing them!  Well I continue with this project? We will see just how difficult the next set is!  Keep in mine the center of these blocks are a tiny 2 inches!  The bottom right block is turned the opposite way from what I had meant it to be.  Linking to Tweety Loves Quilting.


Tumalo Trails is coming along!  I am not sure how large this quilt will be – I do know I want some lighter colors mixed in on the Jacob Trails part of the quilt – the half square triangles but not real light you want to be able to see pattern forming.  Linking to Quilting is More Fun than Housework.


A little work on the Granny’s Gone Crazy mini hexies well be done – I’m not sure if more has been added to the piece since I last showed it.  I think from all the quilts I show you can tell I am a scrappy quilter – I really rarely buy yardage other than backgrounds and backings.  What I buy are fat quarters, charms and sometimes jelly rolls – but now that I have the strips I might not be buying that kind any more.  I have fabric in stash dating back 20 years or more!!  I am trying to use it up (and if that ever happens I will be shocked) — almost forgot to link to Kathy’s Slow Sunday Stitching today. Well do a couple hexies for sure.


Thanks to all that order though my links I do appreciate it.  Supply Sale at Craftsy –sale ends tonight at midnight Sunday up to 50% off kits and supplies!  This is where I got the flannel star quilt kit from that I had so much fabric left over.






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32 comments… add one
  • Miri Jun 18, 2017

    Oh I like the minis…did you paper piece the little 2″ center with triangles. I used fabric for the foundation rather than paper for some of the “Jane” blocks, that way I got the precision and ease but no paper to remove.
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    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      the directions for the mini blocks are for rotary cutting and machine piecing – no paper piece pattern, I would have had to draw them up and I didn’t take the time 🙂

  • Ramona Jun 18, 2017

    I love your Tumalo Trails blocks. It’s such a striking design and easy to make! Your mini blocks are adorable.
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    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      thanks!! I hope the next pattern is easier – well find out tomorrow

  • Doreen Jun 18, 2017

    “Tumalo Trails” is so appealing to me! I’ve bookmarked the pattern and will hit my stash later today (probably tomorrow). I hope/know I’ve got the makings. Have an awesome day! Much cooler here….A/C off for the first time in days (humidity levels are no longer matching the high temps equaling the “sauna effect”)!

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      it is an easy pattern – and if you have tons of scraps – well need I say more – one way to get rid of some

  • maxine lesline Jun 18, 2017

    Those darling mini blocks… part of their appeal to me is the little changes that are flaws to others… sort of how different people can form an important group. The Tumalo Trails is certainly a beauty also… the light green streak in the low row is a lively addition. Rained here in the night.. cooled down from 102 to 64… amazing change.

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      102 is hot for sure – I have forgotten where you live – mid Texas?

  • Deb Jun 18, 2017

    I think that varnishing ceilings and working on intricte minis in the same week is too much stress, lol
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    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      yes it was a bit much and more varnishing to do this week to get the ceiling finished! The mini’s might need to be done quickly and out of the way next time.

  • Deb Jun 18, 2017

    I think that varnishing ceilings and working on intricate minis in the same week is too much stress, lol
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  • Karen Jun 18, 2017

    Just lovin’ your minis–both the Granny’s Gone Crazy as well as the Temecula ones. Mine were on my schedule to make yesterday but I couldn’t get in my sewing room due to some electrical work being done by my sons. Seems like I mentioned that I’d sure like to have some undercabinet lights and by evening two were installed with one more to be done today. I wonder what would happen if I mentioned I’d like a larger sewing room?Have you taken a pic of your Tumalo Trails all set together? You might be surprised at how it would look and maybe that would help you make up your mind.

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      more lighting for sewing room is great – you will love it I’m sure. I will take the next photo of the Trails together and apart – the directions and pattern has sashing so that is what I was going with but never hurts to look and see without.

  • Kristie Jun 18, 2017

    You are making wonderful progress on all of your quilts…lots of forward progress!

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      thanks Kristie

  • Dottie bishaw Jun 18, 2017

    I don’t think your mini blocks look sloppy! I really like them, but I can’t imagine making such little blocks. You did great. Your Tumalo Trails is looking great, as are your little hexies. Have a great slow stitching Sunday.

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      thanks – I find it very hard to be perfect on mini’s!!

  • Cynthia Brunz Jun 18, 2017

    Tumalo Trails is a great scrappy blocks. You have some great projects in the works. Thanks for sharing with Oh Scrap!
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    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      your welcome – I love this Trails block of course with making it larger size it goes faster too 🙂

  • Quilter Kathy Jun 18, 2017

    I love the mini blocks! They are a challenge for sure and my first blocks were the wrong size! Definitely continue!
    Enjoy stitching flowers today!

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      The first one I made was too big so I ended up making four of the first one and tossing the first one away – I don’t know if I will continue to make 3 of each of these – that is taking more time then I wanted this little project to take!

  • Alida Jun 18, 2017

    Those tiny blocks looks fantastic to me! And great progress on all those other projects too! Love the scrappyness and cheerfulness!! 🙂 thanks for sharing!!

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      thanks! those tiny blocks were a bit of a pain this week

  • Paula Budinger Jun 18, 2017

    Love the Tumalo Trails, so much variety in color, but the pattern really stands out

    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      thanks!! I have picked out more colors for the half square triangles – want more than the green to stand out

  • Diann Bottrell Jun 18, 2017

    Working with those really tiny HSTs for the Temecula mini blocks is really something. I had a hard time keeping them straight and ended up cutting off some points. Oh well! I love the colors you’re using, and in your Tumalo Trails and hexi quilt, too!
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    • Karen Jun 18, 2017

      I couldn’t get them lined up right no matter how hard i tried – I wonder what she will have on the site tomorrow!!

  • Glenda Australia Jun 18, 2017

    Karen you must be nuts making those Granny’s gone crazy blocks LOL Its well named my goodness how do you even hold those wee pieces to sew them???? BUT oh they are so so cute LOL Your Tumalo trail blocks I’m in love with the pattern is so simple but what an impact they give put together like you have. Mind you you have some wonderful scraps LOL Hugs Glenda

  • Belarmina Jun 19, 2017

    Karen me gusta tu nuevo edredón
    buenos días

  • SHERRY Creech Jun 19, 2017

    I love your Tamale trails too…It is going to be beautiful. I have put it on my ever growing “to do” list. thanks for sharing.

    • Karen Jun 19, 2017

      it is a neat quilt isn’t it – and easy too

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