Friday, March 2, 2012
I was woken up early this morning. I thought that it was my daughter singing in her bed that did it but Ayumi thinks it might be her squealing. She received this mini quilt from me today and reports back that she loves it, phew! Ayumi told me that she really liked this mini that I made last year. I was happy for an excuse to make another so I ran with it.
To make it a little bit different, I didn't make a picture and table with lamp like the first mini but rather a window with gathered curtains and lace trim. There is a little blue bird singing in the window too! I embroidered some flowers in a pot on the windowsill.
The door (which is Annie's Farm Stand by Lakehouse white on white) opens with a Basic Grey glazed button door knob to reveal the inside of a closet. I used my linocut print of a dress that I call "Smocking." I embellished it with a bit of embroidery and free motion quilting. I used raw edge applique for the hat, purse and shoes. The finished dimensions are about 13" x 14."
It was a lot of fun to make and I am relieved that it made it to Japan safely. I hated to fold it all up to fit in an envelope. Ayumi assures me that she is ironing it carefully and adding loops. Then she will hang it in her sewing room.
Last but not least, the lucky winners of the Superior Thread giveaway are Sequana, Jill and Carrie P!
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