Monday, 31 August 2015

Its that time of that month again....

Yep!!! its time to reveal our Mini Mania's...

This month it was foundation piecing chosen by Sew Happy and "boy oh boy" did we have some fun......well if you call it fun having to unpick almost as much as you sew.

The original pattern came from Charise and she even gave you a hint on how to sew it together. I have done quite a lot of foundation piecing, so thought it would be a piece of cake.....how wrong could I be!

I started as instructed by cutting up the pattern

this was the easy bit

I then started to sew but forgot to add the 1/4" seam allowance for joining to the next piece of pattern...... unpicking began!

This piece took hours and hours....I am kidding not, in fact I am surprised there is any pattern or fabric left
Finally I managed to get the machine together.....Yeah!

Not quite together but it will fit

The rest should be a breeze ....... don't be fooled by what looks simple ..

this was probably the only bit that didn't have any reverse stitching to do

you still had to be careful with that little strip at the top

but finally I got it together


Now how to quilt.... I decided to quilt pebbles as I wanted to disguise all the seams.

What do you think?

To say this one was a challenge would be an understatement, but I am thrilled with the results and I love the banter between friends.

Onwards towards the next one.  Dee has an idea for  September, can't wait!


  1. This one really did make us break out the seam rippers! But great fun to do really. Really.....

  2. Jo its great ! I am sure you are very pleased

  3. That is fantastic Jo, so effective with the pebbling.

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