Monday, 5 August 2013

Sweet Spools Mini Quilt

In keeping with my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy,

My latest project is a sweet little sewing room mini quilt!

It was a lot of fun strip piecing the sewing machine and spools!

 

And it was a great opportunity to practice free motion quilting on my Janome....

Close up of the quilting on the spools....
Close up showing the spool backing and the hanger....

And here is a shot of the top before quilting...


This is my second month participating in the A Lovely Year of Finishes.
It is hosted by these talented ladies.... 
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs.

My goal for August was to design, quilt and publish the pattern for a sweet sewing room mini quilt.

If you would like to make one of these for yourself or a special friend, the pattern is now available in my Craftsy Pattern shop!


Hope you are having a wonderful time in your sewing room!


49 comments :

Sherry said...

Very cute wall quilt. Looks as if it would go together quickly.

Kelly Young said...

cute quilt Lorna! looks like you had fun with the FMQ. It looks great!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Susan Owenby said...

Lovely! It is amazing what quilting will do for a quilt isn't it? Good luck with pattern sales, hope you make a mint. :)

Missy Shay said...

I love how it turned out!

Diana Mattoni said...

This is just adorable. I'm in the process of setting up a sewing studio and I think this would be a perfect addition to one of the walls. Thanks for sharing!

Daphne Lewis said...

That is such a cute quilt! You did a great job with your free motion quilting!

Lucy Blossom said...

What a fabulous decoration for a sewing room. I really like the spools on the quilt

EleanorLucy Millinery said...

Love this! I only recently discovered free motion embroidery, isn't it fun!! I also really love the thread spool backing, what a lovely piece of work!

P. said...

Super cute! And what a fun addition to your sewing room!

Mary Gregory said...

I love all the 'loose threads'!

Sandra Smith said...

This turned out so lovely!

Stephanie said...

This is beautiful!!! I'm going to put that pattern on my wish list.

michelle b said...

Oh my goodness, I love this!! SO cute I might want to copy you!

jan said...

Adorable Lorna! I just love it!
xo jan

Vicki said...

Oh my Lorna...this is so very, very cute! How much fun is that sewing machine? Love it, totally!!

Maartje Quilt said...

What a sweet quilt. I love it!

Celtic Thistle said...

It's lovely, congratulations on meeting all of those goals too.

quiltswithpersonality said...

Lovely quilts...love the fabric and the way you quilted them. Thanks for sharing! Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

Free Spirit Designs said...

this is soooooo gorgeous! i love the sewing machine and spools design and the bright colours on a white backdrop. I can see you getting lots of requests for these! x

Kathy @ Kwilty Pleasures said...

Love it...stopping in from WIP Linky

Dee said...

Oh my goodness, over the top, cuteness! What a perfectly sweet sewing machine! Lov, ove, love this mini! Congratulations!

randi--i have to say said...

This is adorable! So pretty!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

very cute quilt...you did a wonderful job on it!

Susan Being Snippy said...

lovely little quilt, but you are making me jealous as my janome is headed to the repair guy...

Connie said...

What a cute little quilt and the quilting is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
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Karen said...

What a lovely little quilt! Great job on the quilting too :o)

judi said...

Very nice quilt! I especially like the FMQ!

Mary said...

I like the scrappy spools and sewing machine. Cute pattern. Fun to practice your FMQ on it.

What Comes Next? said...

cute project!

Anita said...

Gorgeous spools and sewing machine!

Valerie Reynolds said...

I love this quilt...I love the quilting on the spools...really looked like thread! BTW...your profile pictures always makes me want to laugh and have fun!

Cassie Zemer said...

So adorable! I might need to add this to my to-do list.

Kelsey said...

I love the fabrics you chose for your strip piecing. Those spools look fabulous! You're FMQing looks great, yay for Janomes!

Denise Russell said...

Great quilt! I have all the spools ready to make a bed size one. I wonder when I will get it done... Thanks for sharing it!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

That's a wonderful design, congratulations. Visiting from TGIFF.

Jeneta said...

Oh it's wonderful!

Anna said...

Great quilting! I love that little mini. Perfect for a sewing room! :)

Autumn Adams said...

What fun!

BedTime Quilting said...

Great little wall hanging for your sewing room! My favorite the quilting that looks like thread unwinding from the spools. Looks awesome and your FMQ is really good!

Live a Colorful Life said...

This is SO cute!! And where did you find the awesome backing fabric?

Glinda ♥ said...

Delightful :)

legato1958 said...

Such a beautiful quilt!

Susie

Mary said...

Cute!! I wish I would remember to make minis. I never do but they are so stinking cute. Love this one.

Quiltin' Jenny said...

So cute! This would make an adorable sewing machine cover also!

Love the sampler style quilting - so many fun designs. The loopy quilting around the spools and machine look like thread unraveling. I love it!

Beth said...

That is adorable! What a fun little quilt!

Beth said...

That is adorable! What a fun little quilt!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Ooh, I'd love to have that quilt hanging in my sewing room!

marslaura@ymail.com said...

Loved this quilt so much I put a link and a picture of it on Quilt With Us as we just finished a strip pieced spool swap and thought yours was an outstanding and inspiring quilt. Hope it was alright to put the link and picture up, if not ok email me and I will remove it! Here is the link to the forum that I posted it in: http://quiltwithus.connectingthreads.com/forum/topics/strip-pieced-spool-block-swap?groupUrl=blockswappersinc&commentId=2313716%3AComment%3A1594803&xg_source=msg_com_gr_forum

Elizabeth said...

Lorna, that is SEW cute! I love your strip piecing and your pretty fabrics. The colors are so cheerful! You did a beautiful job. Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!

xo -E


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