I didn't have a ton sewing time this past week, since my husband was home. I did manage to complete the Spool Mini-Quilt from the Liberty Love, while he was working on homework!
I felt really inspired after reading the comments in last week's Girl Friday Sews Blog Hop post. After reading everyone's suggestions for personalizing work spaces, I decided that I needed to spruce up the beige walls in my sewing room. I think the Spool Mini-Quilt will make a great addition to the empty space above my ironing board. I fell in love with this pattern when I saw the measuring tape borders in the book photo!
It took me a few hours to find measuring tape fabric that was a color scheme that I liked and that was still available for purchase! I followed the pattern almost exactly. I did add a little 1.5" border on the top and bottom. It was fun picking out colors for the spools of thread. "Tangled Stripe in Red" from Rendevous is my favorite! It looks very thread-like.
How to Hang a Mini Tutorial at Mama Love Quilts. As soon as I get a dowel rod, I will be hanging this colorful mini above my ironing board!
What have you been up to?
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Fabrics Used: Border: Tape Measure (Tailor Made) Background: Crosshatch in White (Architextures) Spool Ends: Crosshatch in Black (Architextures), Haystack in Brown (Madrona Road), Tonal Dot Black (Gallery Fiori) Spool Centers: Tangled Stripe in Red (Rendezvous), Dots in Yellow (Juicy Blossoms), Running Stitch Turquoise (Lush), Chevron Medium Tonal Green, Tangled Stripe in White (Rendezvous) Backing: Alphabet in Yellow (Type) Binding: Foulard Fabric in Charcoal (Washi)