I figured a mini quilt would be the ideal project to put my new machine through its paces. I've been wanting to make Elizabeth's Bookshelf Mini for a long time, and I decided it was the perfect use for the strips of treasured scraps and selvedges I unearthed in my scrap bin.
I had a few strips of my beloved Good Folks fabric left, so I put those to use along with some Innocent Crush and Loulouthi and a background of Essex linen. I didn't intend this to be an Anna Maria Horner tribute quilt, but that makes me love it more (there are a few bits of Hope Valley in there too). I didn't notice the book on the left was so wonky until I looked at this photo!
I picked out a few selvedges that seemed like they could be book titles and sewed those on there. I even got brave and tried out a little embroidery, and I think it's a fun addition. The new machine and I seem to be getting along pretty well so far (although it clearly doesn't make me any more likely to sew in a straight line. sheesh). This mini is now making my office a happier place.
I'm linking up to Sew Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations.
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