Sunday, July 31, 2022

July Monthly Mini


I borrowed this idea from many others who have done this. Scene within  a square of toile, framed with scraps. Lightly quilted. See more on Wendy’s blog, here. 

Meanwhile I finished piecing the center of my BIL’s Quilt of Valor. 

Far from perfect, but at least I managed to not cut off any of my star points. Next round, two rows of 3” blue and light nine-patches, with alternating light blocks. Fun! 

All for now,




  1. Great idea for your monthly mini! Stars are always perfect for a QOV. Looking forward to seeing your next round(s).

  2. It is going to be beautiful!
    Dotti in CT

  3. What a sweet little quilt. I really like how you arranged the hourglass blocks around the edge to create on-point squares. It's something I hope to try one of these days.
    Your stars are awesome! To see them all close together with such a variety of fabrics Somehow, they bring to mind a fortress, which is perfect for a soldier standing strong for American freedoms. It will be a beautiful quilt.

  4. Wonderful mini. The hourglass blocks frame that toile perfectly. The star blocks are just right for a Quilt of Valor. You used great fabrics.

  5. Love the mini. The blues and browns are so pleasing Very nice.

  6. I just love your toile mini with those hourglass blocks and hand quilting. Red stars for the center of your BIL's QOV quilt will be stunning. Can't wait to see more!

  7. It's a great way to highlight a lovely toile scene. The stars set side by side are striking!

  8. Excellent choices of fabric and block to surround that beautiful toile. The resulting quilt is heart-warming.
    That is going to be a wonderful QoV!

  9. That is a great mini. Good idea to use a toile and surround it with pieced blocks. Your stars look great.

  10. Ohhh Sandy, your mini quilt is just delightful, and I absolutely love that toile. It's so pretty!