Sunday, March 31, 2013

Let's Get Acquainted! Monday Link Up Party

I am honored to be hosting the Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link Up Party this week! Beth from Plum & June started the Let's Get Acquainted series last year and I have met so many great friends through the blog hop and the link parties!

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.

I appliqued a spool on the back with Heat 'n Bond and then stitched the applique down with the blanket stitch on my Simplicity Quilter's Classic. I embroidered a needle and thread on top of the spool. The embroidery didn't turn out quite how I imagined, but it will do! When adding the hanging pockets, I used the 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?

Here are the rules for the link-up party:
  1. Link up any recent sewing/quilting post. 
  2. In your post or on your blog, please include either a text link or a button letting people know about this link up. 
  3. Visit at least the two bloggers who link up before you and everyone who visits you from this post. 
  4. When the link asks for your name, tell me your favorite candy. My current favorite is Cadbury Eggs. I made Cadbury Egg Cupcakes this weekend and I am pretty sure I have met my sweets quota for the year!
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I hope everyone had a great day! Thank you for linking up! Be sure to check out Plum & June for future Let's Get Acquainted Link Ups & to see her beautiful work!

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)

21 comments so far. What are your thoughts?

Beth said... #

That is so cute Taryn! I love all the fabric choices you made. Thanks for hosting the link up this week.

Deborah said... #

Love your mini-quilt! The measuring tape is the perfect touch!!

Cynthia Brunz Designs said... #

What a great idea for a studio! I need some artwork and a spool quilt would be perfect!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said... #

Oh I LOVE it! What a cute little mini :D I would love a wall of sewing-themed minis one day.

Just Sew Sue said... #

Gorgeous and on my list.

memmens said... #

Brilliant mini quilt - well done, must get my hands on that book!

Katy Cameron said... #

Love your wee mini! But yes, that eternal hunt for the perfect fabric for things could keep us all going forever!

Books_Bound said... #

I know everyone here is talking about the cute mini, but my GOODNESS am I glad I didn't see that Cadbury cupcake recipe before now. I would have gained 15 pounds, I know it. Cadbury eggs are my kryptonite.

Deb@asimplelifequilts said... #

Those spools are adorable!

maria said... #

I love the spools. Thanks for hosting the link up.

jan said... #

Love the spolls - Thank you for hostuing the link up - I forgot and didnt put my fav candy - sorry - its Hersey Kisses!!

jan said... #

Boy my spelling is terrible - I meant spools and hosting! lol!!maybe I need a nap!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said... #

What a great wall hanging. Love how it turned out. I had the same problem hunting for measuring tape fabric to make a sewing machine cover. (Shhhh I haven't made it yet) :)

Anna said... #

Thanks for the link to that tutorial! I was just thinking today that I need to learn how to hang mini quilts.

I love your spools! So cute :)

Martha said... #

Love your mini quilt, its it gorgeous!
Thank you for hosting.

Erin @ Once Upon a Donkey said... #

Gorgeous mini Taryn! I need to spice up my sewing space too. :)

Jessica Pyykkonen said... #

Love your quilting! Thanks for hosting.

Celtic Thistle said... #

Fab mini Taryn, will be so inspiring on your wall.

Lorna McMahon said... #

Love this little quilt. It is SEW inspiring! And the little needle is sew cute, too!

Christine said... #

adorable! I love the measuring tape fabric.

Kristan said... #

Taryn, beautiful quilt! My friend and I were just talking about making this bad boy today actually. I love what you've done with it.

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