Monday, 9 March 2015

Patchwork City Mini Mini

A while back, I explained why I had trouble falling in love with my Patchwork City, and mentioned that I would love to try a mini version of it. Well once I'd put it out there I couldn't get the idea out of my head, so instead of working on one of my many on-going projects, I cut up some yellows and greys and went for it: a fair few of the pieces end up at just 1/2" wide (and a couple at 1/4").

My plan for this year is to have a different mug rug on my desk at work each month, then after that month add them to the wall of minis that I will have in our new house. My three Patchwork City blocks, with a bit of sashing and a border cam in at 9.5" x 9.5" - perhaps a little large for a mug rug but I don't care.

I finished the mug rug off with some hand-quilting in yellow perle thread around each of the blocks. I then machine stitched the narrow binding to the back, and brought it round to the front where I hand stitched it in place with the same yellow thread and a running stitch.And the backing is a great print from Comma by Zen Chic which I love but is quite a large scale print I've been struggling to use! And that I've also forgotten to photograph...

This was also a great dry run for my planned black sashing on my full size quilt. Whilst I like it, I may try this again with a dark grey sashing and compare the too. Today was my first day at work with this little addition on my desk and you know what - I want more. I want a whole quilt of these tiny little blocks.

1 comment:

Lin said...

That yellow is really cheerful - it must really brighten up your desk. xx