Friday, March 27, 2015

Finish It Up Friday :: Spring Mini

This week I feel like sewing is my super power! I'm always amazed that you take a pile of fabric and thread and create something so much more than the sum of it's parts.

So my good friend was involved in a mini quilt swap on Instagram that was poorly organized and had a HUGE number of flakers who never sent anything at all. It was a complicated project that involved a number of choices that all included paper piecing, english paper piecing, hand sewing and embroidery. Honestly it was the kind of thing I would NEVER have made for a complete stranger because of the amount of work involved and the uncertainty of what you'd receive in return (if anything).

So my friend received nothing.
Can you imagine?

So I decided to fix that.

This is the exact mini she made her partner and so I made it for her.
It was a labor of love.
And I loved doing it knowing she would really value the time and effort I put into it.
And I LOVE how it turned out.

Vintage 5" charm squares were machine sewn and then the bee was hand embroidered on top. 
It was hand-quilted with perle cotton and bound with HAND sewn binding.
(I love machine binding and haven't hand sewn a binding in about 5 years ;-)

I'm hoping this makes her as happy as it made me to make it.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Friday!


  1. you are a GREAT friend! it's beautiful.

  2. Such a good friend to make such a lovely gift!

  3. It's the BEST! Having made this same mini I know the work involved. I appreciate it more than words and its the most perfect ending to a bad situation.

  4. It's just gorgeous, Darcy! And so thoughtful. You're a good friend.

  5. Just lovely and what a kind gesture...

  6. I love hearing the story behind this after seeing it on Instagram. You are a gem!


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