Thursday, 22 September 2016

TGIFF! Winner & A Wee Sewing Machine

It's Friday again! They do come quick, thank the quilting gods. This week I wanted to share this mini sewing machine I finished up.

I joined my first Instagram swap last month, a swap focusing on the paper pieced patterns by Kristy at Quiet play. I have made quite a few Quiet play patterns and they are so great. I have even made this sewing machine before, only a bit bigger :)

My partner wanted a rainbow sewing machine with a dark grey background and a bit of shine.
I hit the stash and made a rainbow. Seems like this should be easy, but it takes me forever to figure it out.

Anywho, what about that shine? I found a great Robert Kaufman that was the perfect shade of grey and had a silver sparkle. And then when I started to quilt, that Aurifil has such a nice sheen it was perfect!

On the backside I carried through with a blue from the machine on front and added some triangle corners for hanging. I turned one corner inside out to have a place to write a wee message to my swap partner.

My partner is not expecting this gem until the end of October. Cannot wait to send it off.

AND now for what you've really been waiting for, the winner of this awesome improv book from last week's post.


Thanks to everyone who dropped in last week, it was so much fun reading your comments and improv vs. patterns and seeing all of your finishes. 

Now, what should I work on for next week? So many projects...
I'm linking up with TGIFF! this week, you should too!

You know I have to...Charlie just loves quilty photo shoots


  1. Charlie's a handsome boy! Looks as though he combed his hair to prepare for the photo shoot! Loving this mini, and your swap partner will, too! XO

  2. I love the sewing machine mini! I loved the larger one that you had made for a friend. I think I may need to make one to put on the wall in my sewing space :) Thanks for sharing the cute mini!

  3. What a beautiful mini to share! Your partner is going to be blown away!!

  4. How cute is that?! I love Quiet Play designs and this one especially! Great colors!

  5. That is adorable! Great fabric choices!

  6. The mini looks great, you partner will love it! Charlie is a very handsome boy. I am so glad you included him in the post :)


  7. Awesome mini - I absolutely love that background fabric and your quilting is just perfect! I've also done some of Kristi's patterns (including this one) and love them!

  8. Never thought about adding a message to the corner triangle. Great idea.