Saturday, March 11, 2017

Jen & Jan's Mini Blog Hop Reveal Day 2

Hello fellow quilt lovers!

Welcome to day 2 of Jen and Jan's Mini Blog Hop QAL!

My talented friend Jen Rosin of A Dream and a Stitch designed the mini for this QAL and blog hop and the free pattern for it can be found here.


I have been having so much fun seeing everybody's mini quilts!  WOW!  Some really creative minds out there!

Well, let's get to it!  You've already seen my first mini, but here it is quilted and bound:


I just love these little birdies!


 And now . . .  presenting . . . Twilight Zone!  My friend Kate calls this spooky house.  She caught my vision!


As the last time, I had my share of troubles!   Even though the serpentine stitch is a basic one, I had never used it before.  THIS is what happens when you forget to change to the correct foot and don't raise your feed dogs!  I don't know why I kept going, it looked terrible!  Needless to say, I ripped all of that out.


Ah,  much better!


I really wanted to put a silhouette of someone sewing on their sewing machine in the window with the light still on but ran out of time to get that done.  As it is, you'll just have to imagine that is the reason the light is still on upstairs!  This mini doesn't have a whole lot of special sewing and I let the fabric do most of the work.  I had fun making "night" and "day" minis!  

I was sewing on these right up 'til the last minute and now I finally have time to visit everybody and leave comments!  Bloggers love those, you know!  Please be sure to let them know how much you enjoy their creations!

To thank you for visiting, I am giving away a free Craftsy class to be chosen randomly from all the comments on today's blog.  Winner will be chosen March 22.  Have fun making the rounds and thanks so much for stopping by!


Jen Rosin  A Dream and a Stitch
Kate Heads at Smiles From Kate
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Karen Thurn at Tu-Na Quilts, Travels and Eats
Melva Nolan at Melva Loves Scraps
Vicki at Vicki's Crafts & Quilting
Julie Stocker at Pink Doxies
Anja Clyke at Anja Quilts
Diann at Little Penguin Quilts
Jayne at Twiggy & Opal
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Leanne Milsom at Lizzie the Quilter
Sandra Walker at Mmm! Quilts!

March 11 Reveal Day




Janice Holton at Color Creating & Quilting
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Amy Gerlich at Amy Scrap Spot
Sharon Denney Parcel at Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Susan Gordon at Sevenoaks Street Quilts
Anne Boundy at Said With Love
Barbara Wootie at The Flashing Scissors
Jan Welander at Making Scraps
Mary Marcotte at Fleur de Lis Quilts


Linking to:
Busy Hands Quilts

68 comments:

  1. The way you so cleverly used the fabrics this wonderful mini doesn't need any special gimmicks, it stands up all bt itself. Where can I begin? I love the mini on the washing like, and the way you added the binding too, the sky, oh the sky, wonderful, wherever did you find that fabric. I love the roof and the swirls on the fabric of the door makes me think 'what will I find when I enter the house'. Of course you can't see the quilter in the window, she's a ghost, and she is the one who turns the lights on in the empty rooms too!!! I have loved every version of the quilt I have seen so far, but I think this one just has to be my favourite, it says so much be saying so little, inspired.

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  2. Those swirls! Love it! Makes me think of the fun house at the circus! All of the versions have been just too cute! Thank you for the pattern!

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  3. Love your Spooky House! Great sky fabric and quilting!

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  4. Your house looks great. There are so many cute little houses out in the web from this pattern. Thanks!

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  5. Yesssss! I love it. That swirl on the line just draws you in and so much color it shines through the dark night and the wooden house is genius!

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  6. Indeed I love those little birdies too, perfect choice for your grass fabrics. Your 'spooky' house, gotta love that one!

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  7. nice mini's ! love the brightly colored tiny quilt in the photo and the little bird, the quilting goes perfectly also

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  8. Where did you find the birdie fabric?? It's adorable! Love both night and day versions, so cute!!
    lstangl482 at aol dot com

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  9. Oooh! The Twilight Zone...great idea and great fabrics....love it!

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  10. Two!! Oh my gosh the little birds in the grass is so perfect! And I love the log cabin quilt! Spooky house is amazing and so much fun! It could be the house of horrors or it could be a carnival fun house! Either way, both are fantastic!

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  11. Love your cute fabrics! So many talented quilters! Thank you, Susan

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  12. I am having such fun jumping around to see the teeny quilts hanging on the lines in this hop! There are many creatives out there and the block is adorable! I'm hoping to make one soon.

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  13. Twilight Zone...Love it! It is indeed so spooky. I love the swirls throughout the block. You found such fun fabrics for this! I haven't tried that stitch either and I should. I realized this block would have been perfect to try all the fancy stitches on my new machine, and I didn't use a single one. :)

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  14. Thanks Janice for the lovely hop! I had fun. Both minis are so cute, but I'm really diggin' the spooky one! That sky fabric is divine! Perfect for this.

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  15. Janice, is that ever the coolest thing?!!! I loved your very first one with the sweet fabrics, and especially the pink polka dot roof! But the second one - oh my goodness! What fun! The swirl themed fabric is just great! And I love the windows where just one light is on. So creative! Thanks for inviting me to join in the QAL. I really enjoyed making mine, and have loved the blog hop seeing what evetyone has done, too!

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  16. Thanks for organizing this fun Hop! It's great to see all the variety in our minis! Already looking forward to the next one.

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  17. Your blocks are so stinking cute!!
    sweetpeamarie2003@yahoo.com

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  18. So fun to see two different versions! Love the little mini's and the spooky house is so fun!

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  19. Love the spooky house. It's been fun, the last two days, checking out all the amazing minis. So much talent!!!

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  20. I love all of the swirly fabric you used in your nighttime quilt. It is so fun!

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  21. Twilight Zone is a perfect title! Congrats on two finishes! Thanks again for hosting

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  22. I absolutely love Twilight Zone. Especially that vortex quilt on the line.

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  23. These houses and quilts are all delightful! Thank you for sharing them.

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  24. Such fun! I love both your versions, especially the spooky one! The quilt in that one is too cool!

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  25. The nighttime house is just spooktacular! I'm loving all these little houses and the choices the participants made for their quilts on the line. Thanks for the eye candy.

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  26. Twilight Zone is really cute. I have enjoyed visiting on this hop and thanks for the pattern of the mini.

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  27. Clever spooky look. I love seeing all of the different interpretations. Thanks for the fun.

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  28. Love the spooky version! I think the block has potential for a lot of looks. Reminds me of elementary school when we all had to draw a house with a yard for art class. Same house, and many styles, but always fun to see what your desk partner did to theirs. This was fun!

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  29. I adore your spooky house version! The quilting in the sky area really adds to the atmosphere. I can just feel the wind swirling around and the clouds scudding through the night sky. I like your idea of a silouette in the lit window, but I would make it somewhat ambiguous to go along with the feeling of the rest of the quilt. At first, I was picturing making different mini minis to add to the house, but this spooky house got me picturing all of the different ways a single house could make it through the year, holidays, special occasions, seasons -- all lending themselves to possible interpolations, as well as the different potentials with the mini mini quilts! A great job by you and everyone who participated.

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  30. these are both wonderful. I love the birdie/grass fabric.

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  31. I love the hanging quilt in the yard!

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  32. oh I love your grass fabric with the birdies!

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  33. Well, now, you just demonstrated the broad range these quilt blocks can have!! I love the idea of a nighttime house with the light on where the quilter is up way past bedtime. Well, of course!! That swirled fabric for the mini mini is such a cool find! Great blog hop!!

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  34. Loooove both your quilts!! So cool how you did the quilts on the lines too! Sooo creative..the houses, yard..Everything about em!!

    Thank you for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  35. love the spooky house. You've inspired me to give it a try.

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  36. Haha, it hard to believe that the same person made both houses! You have such different tastes. Thank you to both you and Jen for the pattern and the Blog Hop. I had a fabulous time making my mini. It came together much faster than I expected. Love, love, love it!

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  37. I love both blocks you made. Good luck everyone in the giveaway. angielovesgary2 atgmail dotcom

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  38. I love your imagination! Both blocks are delightful, and I think the serpentine stitch is perfect for this. Thanks for sharing your creations this is going to be a fun hop!

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  39. Enjoyed looking at the many entries in the house blog hope. WOW, there is lots of talent and creativity out there. So many interesting ideas for one's own mini block. Thanks to both of you for this fun and quick sharing.

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  40. Your blocks are beautiful Janice, well done on such a fun blog hop, I loved every minute.

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  41. Your quilts were wonderful. The first one was so sweet as it started loading that I thought it was going to be a candy land house. Other one was creative, too.

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  42. All the minis in this blog hop are great!

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  43. So much fun to see all the creations.

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  44. I am enjoying checking out the variety of quilts from this blog hop.

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  45. Love both of your minis! Great job showing how easy it is to personalize this pattern. You're right, the fabric in your night time quilt does do the work. ;-D

    Super job!

    usairdoll (at) gmail (dot) com

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  46. Love the quilt hanging on the line - endless opportunities to customize!

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  47. Great fabric choice for the quilt on the line! Cute block.

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  48. Both your quilts are fantastic! But I especially love the Sky fabric you used on your spooky quilt. I'd never heard of serpentine stitch, I hadn't a clue there were names for quilt stitches!
    I've really enjoyed the blog hop .... it's been such fun seeing all the different quilts everyone has made!
    Thank you to you and Jen for the great pattern and for organising the fun!
    Barbara x

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  49. Spooky is my pick,from the swirly quilt on the line, the pink door, a crescent moon in a night sky, and one window lit up. just gorgeous.

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  50. Well from the psychedelic window to door and moon under the scudding clouds this night version is my favourite of your two! Love the Day and Night idea. Terrific pattern and hop!

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  51. Sometimes it's the little touches--like the birds in the grass--that are the most memorable. Thanks for sharing, and for inspiring me to examine my stash with bright new eyes.

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  52. I love your version. Very creative.

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  53. Wow, a very busy mini quilt. I really like the swirl quilt on the clothes line. And the sky is fabulous.

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  54. I like your houses and especially the spooky house..this is a fun blog hop to see all the different versions of the house block!!

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  55. I love houses so really love your little house.

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  56. This is a fun hop and love your cute house!!

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  57. Janice, cool to meet you via your blog.
    Love the light on upstairs...that's me, and probably ALOT of quilters. Always making that last stitch , for hours and everybody has gone to bed:)
    Love your first mini! THat lil Log Cabin quilt is just awesome!!! Thank you for sharing your creativity w/us out here in reader land and inspiring me to make a mini .

    schimmel(dot)db(at)gmail(dot)com

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  58. I love that you took a dark and spooky theme for this mini! This has been a hugely successful hop - you should be proud!

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  59. Very neat! I love your spooky house! And those little birdies on your lawn in the daytime are so cute!

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  60. What great versions you have made Janice!! I love the idea of a silhouette in the upstairs window!

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  61. Great block, twilight so cute.
    patsystitcg@gvtc.com

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  62. I love the second version...especially the quilt. It could be a portal to the twilight zone. The quilt really does have a spooky vibe to it, right down to the Halloween moon in the sky. LOVE it!

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  63. Sorry I am so late!! I love your house blocks, Janice!
    You have it all, super cute and also spooky, I just love your fabric choices!

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  64. I love that little spooky house -- love the swirly quilt on the line, too! I'm enjoying the hop -- everyone has such interesting ideas of how to complete this block. Wonderful! Thank you! (lynnstck[at]yahoo.com)

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  65. That itsy bitsy log cabin! I've been itching to do another log cabin soon, and that tiny one on the clothesline makes me smile. :) Great work!

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  66. I LOVE those little birds on the grass! Such a nice touch.

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  67. Very fun minis. The birdies in the yard are very fun, but oh I like the scary night one too.

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  68. I love the psychedelic quilt on your twilight zone quilt.
    jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

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