Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mustchache Mini Twins

I've never sewed something twice. Well, I've sewed the same seam many times when I mess up, but I've never duplicated a completed project. Until now.

Someone contacted me a few weeks ago and requested that I make another mustache mini. I said sure!


Cutting out 1.5 inch squares doesn't really make a dent in my scraps. I tried to use the same fabrics that were in my original, but this time I actually had enough purple scraps for that color to make a fair showing! There are 104 different fabric squares in this tiny little mini.

 
 

This was the 4th time cross-stitching my fabric? must.stash pattern, and I've almost got it memorized, so that's fun.






I love the back, and plan to make a pillow with the one remaining strip of that Washi tape fabric that I have.


I added hanging pockets in the top corners, so the customer can insert a dowel rod if she'd like. Also, for the first time EVER I hand-sewed the binding down. Ok, I've done it on a pillow before too, but seriously, it took me as long to do this itty bitty quilt as it would be to machine quilt a generous throw size. While I was stitching I decided that I don't enjoy that kind of hand-work. It reminds me of why I always ran cross-country and not track...I hated running around that stupid oval track. I'd rather have some changes in scenery! I enjoy embroidery and cross-stitching and hexies because it's a different pattern or fabric each time. Binding...yuck.


And here it is with the original. I'm glad I went subdued with the binding, as it doesn't take away from the colorful squares!

This little mini is in the mail, headed to someone that I hope will enjoy it as  much as I enjoy mine :)

There are now several custom mini listing in my Etsy shop if you're interested in getting one for your own fabric stash!

*Linked with Fabric Tuesday!

12 comments:

  1. Very very cute!! No wonder you're getting requests! Love it!!

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  2. very cute! I love all the bright tiny squares.

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  3. What a cute creative idea! Love it!

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  4. Love it! You should do a tutorial on how to put pockets on the back!

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  5. That's so awesome! I love that mini! =D

    I'm having a giveaway on my blog. Feel free to stop by and enter (if you haven't already) =D
    http://ibescheraldine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/official-150th-post-giveaway.html

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  6. These are so cute, I love them! You should open a shop (unless you have one already and I missed it) and sell them. I'd totally buy one! Adorable, and so well done.

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  7. Colorful patchwork is my favorite thing in the quilting world, so naturally I'm in love with what you've done!

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  8. ohmygoodness, this is awesome. it must have taken you forever!

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  9. Very cute pattern and love what you did with it with all the squares!

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  10. It's mine AND I LOVE IT! I have been so busy this summer that I haven't had time to properly squee about how wonderful my mini is! Love it :-)

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