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Let’s Bee Social #127

Posted on: June 1st, 2016 by Lorna McMahon

Welcome to the Let’s Bee Social!
Thank you all for joining me again this week!

I have been working on a few more mini mini quilts. 

And I finished the My Pet Hamster mini quilt.

The mini quilt is made from 4 of the small blocks. I quilted it using that same cool green variegated thread, to match the big My Pet Hamster quilt.

My mind must have been somewhere else when I started applying the binding for the mini. I attached it to the front by accident. Then had to ditch stitch along the edge to catch the binding folded over to the back. You can see the difference in the width of the binding on the front compared to the wee little mini mini quilt, which had the binding applied in the usual fashion by sewing it onto the back first.

What a face! I love those cheeks!

My Pet Hamster and the Raccoon mini mini below both finished at 6″ square.

Here is a bigger mini made from a test block for the Black Birds quilt.
This one finished at 8″ square. I love that sunny yellow for the binding!

Now I have to come up with a plan to use these bonus HST (Half Square Triangles) that were cut offs from making the Raccoon quilt. Maybe cushions???
After that????
I have plans but am waiting on fabric.
And a better iron.

I went to visit my mom and she sent her wee little spare iron home with me. Before that I was finger pressing the seams open on my little mini mini quilts. Because I just could not stop.

The weather here is simply beautiful.
I love this time of year.
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40 Responses

  1. I'm so glad to hear you are having wonderful weather. I got to leave my house open all day today for the first time and I am excited for the summer ahead! Mini quilts really can show off the size difference of a binding, can't they?

  2. I love your minis … looks like you've been having lots of fun with them. I hope your new iron turns up soon!

  3. Rike Busch says:

    Oh, they are totally cute!!!! I love this little animals.Greetings from Germany, Rike

  4. Cut&Alter says:

    Please could you send some of your wonderful weather over here? I have a thermal on again ….. Love your little minis – what is the background fabric in the hamster mini?

  5. Heide says:

    Your minis are adorable! I do love the hamsters cheeks, they make me smile. I have been on a mini kick too, they are fun to make.

  6. Kate says:

    Very cute minis. I can't pick a favorite, they are all darling.

  7. Maybe pincushions? Maybe mini mini triangle quilts? It's a lot of fun to see all the mini mini you make. What a good idea to include your bird in your mini animal group!

  8. Hi Lorna!! Thanks for letting me give a shout out for my I-Spy Swap…also, I continue to love all the little animals you create! Looking forward to stopping by more often now that I'm on my summer break. :)V

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  10. Super, super cute little mini quilts, Lorna. I just love the wavy quilting – suits the little critters perfectly.

  11. Mari says:

    I love the bird! He looks so cheerful!

  12. Lara B. says:

    So many adorable ways to use your critters! Lorna, they are all so much fun! LOL- I can easily picture you not wanting to quit and just finger pressing away.

  13. Vicki in MN says:

    That racoon is adorable, my DH had them as pets when he was a kid. So he has a fondness for them. We have ones come through our yard in the evening and bring out the babies, so special to see them.

  14. Dan Kelly says:

    Oh, my goodness! Every single one of those critters is adorable! Well done.

  15. Love the hamsters… they could become chipmunks too I think 🙂

  16. Kris says:

    Love the little animals..esp the racoon!

  17. I just love your animal quilts, they are really fab! Think I'm going to have to make some of those cute faces! :0) xx

  18. Heidi says:

    Cutest rodents ever haha!Adorable!

  19. Karen Ackva says:

    Oh are always so ver productive, Lorna! And you make the cutest things! I would love to come visit you one day to soak up some inspiration! Keep on being you!!

  20. Sewmotion says:

    Oh your hamsters are so sweet! I love their cheeky chubby cheeks!! Congrats on another great design!

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  22. Christine S says:

    Love your minis and the hamsters are so cute, as always!!

  23. Kathleen says:

    I just love that little bird block!

  24. Lori Smanski says:

    these are so adorable. i love watching you come up with new critters to make.quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

  25. Love all your patterns!

  26. sam says:

    Your quilts are awesome. Was happy to read you have printed patterns available and hve passed this info on to my LQS.

  27. Anna brown says:

    I am a real big fan of the coon face ..My dad so loved coons ..Could watch them all day…

  28. Anonymous says:

    The animals are so cute. It is so hard to choose when time is limited.

  29. Pamela says:

    What fun little minis! I love the hamster!

  30. Martina says:

    So looove those animals and the hamster is just y favourite!

  31. Kathy H says:

    I want to make a few minis and that bird block is so cute.

  32. Your mini quilts are quite simply the bomb!!!

  33. JanineMarie says:

    I can see why your mini minis are so addictive. They are all so cute! The genius of your patterns is that you capture the personalities with deceptively simple lines. And your bindings are spot-on whether from the back or the front!

  34. Your animals blocks are always the cutest Lorna and they make the neatest little mini minis!

  35. Ha! I've done that before–sewn the binding on the back and had to deal with it. But mine wasn't a mini, it was a Twin/Full! Oh well. Where do our minds go when we are caressing beautiful fabric and dreaming of the next project?Those hamster cheeks are so cute you just wanna pinch 'em!

  36. Lovely mini animals, so cute! I never completely machine bind my quilts (machine to the front, hand sew to the back), and I must say I like the narrow binding you did on the mini quilt, as opposed to the wider one on the minimini. But I'll have to try attaching mine by machine, it would save my fingers probably!

  37. OhioLori says:

    I loooove your lil Critters!! You do such Awesome work!!

  38. Shelley E says:

    What darling little critters!

  39. Love your minis – especially the bird.