This was such a fun little project where I raided my scrap bins and spent just 15-30 minutes a day hand-piecing one block.
This project could by easily complete on a sewing machine and in a much quicker time frame, but I wanted a small project that I could dip in and out of, with the satisfaction of completing one block a day – you can read my original post here.
If you are new to sewing, this small project is a great starting point and requires minimal sewing equipment (you can find my favourite items here).
The pattern includes a total of eight different blocks and covers a few different skills (you can see my post here to learn more about Half Rectangle Triangles).
I’d originally planned on making this into a cushion. However, I have quite a few cushions and decided that it would be more useful as a mini-quilt that I could hang in my sewing room (I have plans to re-do it at some point this year!).
I went for a faced-binding, as it felt it would be a better compliment to the colour and style of the sampler (you can find an excellent tutorial here).
And quilting wise, I went for my favourite style: organic, wavy lines closely together.
With the heart being appliqued and such a bright colour, I decided to make a feature of it. Some echo quilting just inside the motif and the addition of ‘LOCKDOWN 2020’ embroidered on the edge, as a memory of these crazy weeks! It’s quite subtle but I have to confess to being really happy with it!
If you would like to try some Mindful Sewing, aiming to create a habit of sewing for just fifteen minutes a day, do check out the pattern.
There have been lots of fun versions made already, which you can find on Instagram under the #minimindfulqal.
I hope you are all keeping well – have you been working on any mindful sewing projects over the last couple of weeks?
Today’s sky::: a little cloudy, but lots of blue sky and very warm. Woo hoo!
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