Monday, 9 December 2013

A Small Gift

This year we have been blessed to have a wonderful teacher, guiding our daughter and her classmates. 

I wanted to experiment with an idea that I had, and this was the perfect opportunity.

I took to a plain piece of white fabric with a black Sharpie pen.

Then it was loaded onto the frame, with another mini, to save on backing fabrics!

After basting, I quilted all the black lines, birds and letters in a black thread on the top.   

Then changed to white and filled in the rest. 

Don't look to closely at the back, still getting the hang of working this machine!  I do like how the flying bird looks like it is flying from the cage, from the back.  Unintentional, but cute!


I bound the mini in a red and white polka dot fabric from the stash.

Machine bound, I stitched to the front then pressed for a crisp fold at the front.  Flipping it around and stitching in the ditch, on the front.  It has caught nicely all the way around.  

This is my usual way, but I did this without pinning!!!  Nothing like throwing caution to the wind for a finish.  

I just need to hand sew the label down on two sides, and add the hanging bits.

I am really pleased with the end result.


  1. It's just lovely! I'm sure the teacher will be thrilled with such a beautiful gift!

  2. Love this. The backing fabric is really cool, too!

  3. Wow! I love what you've done! That quilt is so beautiful in every way.

  4. It's fantastic; love the design and the quilting!