Monday, September 8, 2014

Big Stitch Swap Mini Quilt


Several months ago the Big Stitch Swap, co hosted by myself and Sarah, kicked off with a lovely group of happy stitchers.  The idea was to create something small (think table cover, zippy purse, journal cover) for your partner where hand stitching was a predominant design element.  It was perfect for summer time when everyone was on the go!  


I decided to make a mini quilt for my partner (and friend) Leanne using my recent favorite fabrics by Denyse Schmidt and a pattern from Cut.Press.Sew.Quilt that I have been wanting to try.  It has two perfect opportunities in the body and arm of the machine to personalize the quilt.


Luckily Leanne's blog header and logo are easily converted into cross stitching grids.  I went to my favorite cross stitch designer for help and then ran to the nearest shop for floss.  


I brought these with me to the beach, to music festivals...even to Fat Quarterly!  It was really nice to share my travels with you, Leanne.


The back and binding are coordinating DS prints.  That plaid could be one of my favorite prints of all time!  I'm using it everywhere lately.


And finally, on the back I added two little folds of fabric so that Leanne could easily hang it on her wall with a bamboo post or even a bit of clothes hanger wire.  She has such an amazing wall of minis that are done in her unique modern industrial style, so I hope this doesn't look too out of place.  I had a wonderful time making it, Leanne.  I hope it brightens your sewing room!

11 comments:

pennydog said...

It's fab (I also like your green nail varnish)!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Cindy it's amazing!!! Love how you added the cross stitch and I agree the DS fabrics are gorgeous! I couldn't join in because I had way too much on the go but maybe next time? :)

Strawberry Patch said...

It's wonderful Cindy!

Kirsten said...

Love this - the stitched details are just perfect!

Katy Cameron said...

You did such an amazing job on the cross-stitch! Love that you got your nails to match too ;o)

Leanne said...

I love it so much, it is perfect. And how nice to know you took it around for the summer to stitch, that makes it even more special! Thank you again.

helenjean@midgetgemquilts said...

not only is it some great stitching, but it is also obviously much appreciated.

Rachaeldaisy said...

It's awesome!! The addition of cross stitch takes it to a whole new level!!

tomomi mcelwee said...

love all the cross stitches.

Archie the wonder dog said...

Wow!!!!!

Sarah said...

I love that your nail polish is the perfect shade of lime to coordinate with the binding! The mini is very cool.

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