10 February 2014

Mini Mad

My Instagram pals (I'm @messyjesse1) will know I was a sewing demon last week! I'm not sure if it was my super tidy new sewing room, the awful weather we've been having or a batch of new fabrics to motivate me to hibernate in-doors and sew.non.stop. but whatever it was, it worked. It also helps that Camille Roskelley makes the cutest patterns




I had such an urge to make the lovely Spools mini! The spools were all random pieces from my scrap pile, so it was a happy coincidence that it all worked together nicely. The brown reels fabric is a print I use again and againchocolate spot by Darlene Zimmerman - it's so useful! I literally had so much fun making this I finished it in one sitting! which is really fast for me as I'm a sloooow quilter… 


Next up is the little house mini, I already had one block started from way back - I seem to remember it taking forever to make that first block, so I got put off and left it for ages, but weirdly I whipped up the new blocks in no time, funny how quick you can be when you're motivated! and I just love the navy check binding. The pattern for this one came from a book called Make Mine Mini, you can find the amazon link on the sidebar (thanks for clicking through!).


Since I had such a hoot making the Spools mini, I thought I would try my hand at the Swoon mini next! This didn't come together as quickly as the others, mind you. Though once I got my cutting done and did a test block the others came together much easier - and it would have been a lot quicker had I have not chosen a directional print for one of the blocks! Note the outwards directions of the red scallop print, yeh that didn't come easily :/ 


So I've gone a bit 'mini-mad' of late, and I love it. I took my fabric pin-board down that was above my desk in favour of the new mini's - a la Camille. It's so fun seeing them all the time now :) and I've already finished another mini for my kitchen too! Let's see how long this productive quilting gravy train will last… have a great week friends. xo

23 comments:

  1. Love them all, but that Swoon mini is just adorable! Yes, motivation does amazing things. So do cute patterns and a block of time to play. :)

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  2. I love them Jessie, as you know! I agree, the brown fabric I bought from you is really great.
    Hen x

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  3. Love them all!! Your spools are adorable! xoxo

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  4. love the spools....are they appliqued

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  5. So pretty all of it - this just made me happy to look at!

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  6. Super cute!! Love those spools!

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  7. You certainly were on a mission last week and it was so much fun to watch! They really are beautiful, especially the swoon and spools. Gorgeous wall art :) x

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  8. All beautiful, I really enjoyed seeing them all come together on IG! :o)

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  9. I made the mini spools too, but sadly mine are not yet quilted. your minis look great

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  10. Love them all so very pretty!!! :) Happy new week! xo Holly

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  11. I think the directional print was well worth the effort!

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  12. They are all fab but especially love the spooks mini. Mmmm can feel a project coming up xxx

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  13. I love them all, they are perfection. The colours and fabrics you used are beautiful.

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  14. Wow! :) I really love your mini quilts!!! They are so nice, the colors are light... very very nice job!
    Jolana

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  15. They all look stunning Jess and fabulous fabric choices

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  16. Your directionals on the swoons are so beautifully done!! I can't get into the minis...but I love seeing them!!

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  17. So pretty! The directional prints annoy me when you don't have enough fabric to cut another piece.

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  18. So, I'm wondering, how small is mini?

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