About three weeks ago, I spotted the mini rug I made my husband last year for the Modern Mini Challenge. I wondered if I had missed it and went to investigate and see if Jennifer from Ellison Lane
had it. I couldn't find anything and was a bit sad.
I almost squealed when I saw someone link this years on Facebook!
Crazy, right? I swear. I'm not making this up. I really, really was thinking about it!
Right in time for me to get some creative juices flowing!
This time, I really wanted to challenge myself.
I adore this block. I do not necessarily adore my execution!
I am, however, really happy with my fabric choices.
I chose my fabrics all around the lace fabric from Serenata by Riley Blake.
I saw the lace in the original block on the dress and knew I had to use my hoarded bundle!
I was really happy with the basic solids that were included in the Serenata FQ bundle I purchased from Knotted Thread
! The gray was perfect for the dressform and the nice stippled color of the beige made for a great background.
This is where I keep it real. You know me. I always have to keep it real!
I didn't stay closely to the pattern on the sewing machine and spool. The original design is actually for freezer paper piecing not foundation, so I had to improv a few things.
I say it just gives it more character.
The only fabrics that are not from Seranata are the quilt on the machine, binding, and backing.
The binding (and dress belt) is the Orange Tic Tac from Life in the Jungle.
The backing is a Joann's special that I had no plans for in any near future. The colors seemed to compliment well enough.
I just loved the notions and tried to get it to look like the tape measure was hanging out of the jar.
The hexagon quilt is a nod to my obsession with English Paper Piecing
I grabbed the Jungle Hexie Blue!
I started out with just wanting to outline the sewing items, but ended up outlining, and echoing, and echoing, and echoing some more.
Measures: 14" x 14"
Pattern: Sewing Studio Block by Charise Creates
Fabric: Serenata and Life is a Jungle by Riley Blake
Backing: Sewing notion from Joann Fabrics
Binding: Life is a Jungle Orange Tic Tac
Quilting: Machine quilted on domestic machine by myself.
I'm not quite sure where this happy little mini is going to live, but for now, it is going on my giant clipboard behind my machine!
It already has sent good sewing vibes in my studio.
Two quilts cut and I have started to layout another since I finished the binding this afternoon!