A mini a month….starting now!

Lets all agree that safe spaces are essential.  We all need a warm cosy nest to curl up in sometimes.  But did you ever think you might…possibly…perhaps…probably… be spending a wee bit too much time in yours?    Me too!  So I decided it was time to put on my Virtual Awesome Pants and try something new. (FYI, my Virtual Awesome Pants are silver, with sparkles  and sequins.  They fit perfectly and make me feel fearless.  This is what I imagine they look like.

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 If you don’t have Virtual Awesome Pants, you really should get some. And if you do have a pair, you should definitely share a foto of yours in the comments below)

Anyhow, I digress…

My blog is the story of me, told through the quilts I make.  Every single one of my quilts is a peek into my wonderful life.  And as a serial quilter I am constantly searching for quilts to make that express my point of view or share a snippet of who I am. I bet you do too.

So, here goes something awesome.  I’m going to make a mini-quilt every month for the next 12 months, starting with September, 2019.  Actually I’ve already made my September mini-quilt.  Here it is.  It is Libs Elliott’s “Electric Diamond”.  Its just gawjus and best of all, its a free pattern.  If you want your own, just click that pattern name above and you too, can download one.  Ohhh and the pattern comes with foundation paper piecing patterns for a 6″ and a 10″ jewel, a colouring sheet for you to design your own absolutely original gem and instructions for how to set your printer to enlarge the pattern to what size you want.  I call my version “Crazy Diamonds”


What does this quilt say about me?  It says I love sparkly things and I was probably a magpie in a previous life.  Lol.

or perhaps what it really says–it doesn’t matter how much pressure I put on myself…I am strong as a diamond inside.

Did you do something creative today?


  1. zippyquilts says:

    Wow, I love your gems! And virtual awesome pants are a great idea 😀


  2. thedarlingdogwood says:

    Love these! And your sparkly pants! I’m not sure what my fearless pants look like. Actually, they probably look like a skirt! With pockets.


  3. rl2b2017 says:

    Hi Velda! What a gorgeous mini quilt. I love all the fabrics you chose for your diamonds – nice rich tones that scream diamonds. ~smile~ Roseanne


  4. Donna says:

    First, I love this little quilt. It gets my creative juice flowing. Something about colors and shapes, perhaps. I wish I could say I would make a mini a month, but I doubt it. But, you inspire me to ‘want’ to. Health issues are what hold me back. Otherwise, I would be on it! But I did print out the pattern. Mini quilts are just my favorites. And your little gems are really pretty!


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