I've had fun this week finishing up two little projects for the August Table Scraps Challenge. One was planned after I knew the RSC color of the month (orange) and the additional challenge from Joyful Quilter (embroidery), but the other was definitely a "Drop Everything and Make It!"
I started by looking through some finished embroidery designs that still need final finishing, and then dug through the orphan block drawer, too. I came up with these items - Kathy Schmitz's "Flutterby" from the 2021 One Stitch at a Time Club, and some left over layer cake blocks from a quilt I made a few years ago. To go with the butterfly colors, I chose from the peachy/salmon shades of orange.
A little chopping, slicing, and stitching later, and here's what I ended up with! This really wanted to be hand-quilted, so I enjoyed doing just that during my slow stitching time this past week.
Backing is some more Tula Pink Fairy Dust, and binding is a peachy solid I pulled out of my solid fabric bin.
This fits perfectly on the small chest by our front door!
But then there was the squirrel that showed up in my sewing room, inspired by Kathy's post last weekend, at Kathy's Quilts. I love these little sewing machines she's been sewing up in every color of the month! I finally decided I *had to* make one!
Pretty bright orange!
Just for fun, I finished it off into a little mini quilt! I added some embroidery stitches to it, and bound it in a little bit of leftover rainbow dots from the backing of this quilt.
This is the 9 inch size.
I decided this would fit right in on the wall of minis above my sewing machine table.
Linking up my small finishes with all the weekend parties:
The Joyful Quilter for the August Table Scraps Challenge
SoScrappy for ScrapHappy Saturday
mmmquilts for the DrEAMi link-up
Quilting is More Fun than Housework for Oh Scrap and
Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching
Wow - I love that peachy butterfly!
Your butterfly was beautifully stitched but you really outdid yourself with the table mat. Gorgeous! Your sewing machine is sweet too. Love how you embroidered the "wheel" on it.
The butterfly table topper is adorable and what a clever way to repurpose some orphan blocks. I love peachy salmon fabrics. The sewing machine mini is a good way to try out a block, then finish it so it doesn't become another orphan.
Love your butterfly stichery and the new orange table mat. On My! the sewing machine mini quilt is so cool. Have a nice weekend, Diann.
The first butterfly photo made me think it was tiny like a mug rug, I got surprised when I saw it on your table! It's just the sweetest! And the sewing machine-cute!!
Oh I love these little pieces you make! The sewing machine mini looks great where you hung it and that butterfly piece just makes my heart sing! Great projects Diann!
It's so pretty Diann! "Chopping, slicing, and stitching" - lol! The butterfly embroidery looks amazing, and those fabrics are perfect for it. Thanks to your influence I just bought some Fairy Dust in lavender!
I like the embroidery mat with the section you can rest a bowl on and yet show the embroidery that is pretty like that - and your quilting is so neat.
Your embroidery is wonderful! What a pretty display this table mat makes with the embroidery design and the bowl of shells and stones. You are right, the sewing machine mini quilt is adorable.
Excellent job on your mini Flutterby topper! Fantastic job with the hand quilting too! Your DrEAMI is SEW cute! You really hit it out of the park this month! I loved seeing your International Sisters on your wall! Makes me determined to finish up mine!
I am always amazed at the amount of stuff you get done! And jealous of your trip to Estes Park, I haven't been there in 30 years, We stay in the Canon City area when we come out. Might have to tack on days to our next trip and make a loop before leaving Colorado.
I love how you used that butterfly embroidery piece! It's fun to mix embroidery with quilt designs. So cute!
Double delight this month, Diann? Slicing and dicing really worked for your table topper and that
... new mini looks perfect on your sewing room wall!!
Both the butterfly and the little sewing machine mini are wonderful finishes. Great to do a quick project now and then, and it fits so well on your mini wall.
Both of these are such sweet and satisfying little projects Diann! I am in love with your handquilting-yes the perfect icing on the cake of that mini. The sewing machine is adorable too and I like the addition of ‘Sew’ stitched in!
Love all your sewing projects...that sewing machine is so
cute. Your table mat is awesome...love those pretty
colors you used. What an awesome idea...putting all
your mini's on the wall...they all are awesome.
Have a great day!
Two gorgeous little finishes, small but perfect!
I knew you'd do fun embroidery!!! and you sure did
Such a pretty embroidery!!! And all stitchers love your sewing machine mini!!!
sure is pretty, I like giving the embroidery block a chance to shine and a new life
What a terrific setting to allow your beautiful embroidery to shine! I imagine Joy is smiling at your table scraps project! The sewing machine is a fun finish too and so appropriate to hang in your sewing space! Well done!!!
Great choice of fabrics to match your embroidered butterfly and it fits your hall table perfectly! Nice mini to join those on your wall. I know how you felt about MUST make! I was like that with the international ladies which I see on your wall also!
Great job on the challenge! Love how the pretty embroidery turned out with your beautiful hand quilting. That sewing machine is adorable and looks perfect up on your wall with the other little quilts. Have a great weekend.
Just so peachy! I love how that turned out Diann. You have quite the knack with putting things together. I also love how your minis on the wall together are looking. Awesome!
Lovely projects. I like that sewing machine and your little table topper. Great work!
Small squirrels like these are so fun to sew up. Love all the handwork you added to yours.
Small projects make for many finishes! I like the table runner, great use of the embroidery.
So sweet that little butteryfly!
The butterfly mat is lovely!
Two times the fun!!!
Just trying to stitch that little sewing machine would have taken me all week. I am amazed at how quickly you maked decisions and stitch. I love the butterfly table cover.
More cute quilts, Diann! I'm very behind on your posts, sorry. I have to go find them now; they no longer come to my inbox. No idea why. Anyway, I enjoy seeing what you are working on!
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