Saturday, May 28, 2011

a mini for Elizabeth.

A few weeks ago, Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy and I decided to do a mini swap between the two of us.  I have participated in a few swaps over the past 6 months, but there was something extra special about making something for someone you actually "know".  Not only did it help that I had a pretty good feel for what Elizabeth's tastes were because I knew her, but we actually share most of the same favorites on flickr.  Great minds think a like, eh?  I think yes! :)

A mini for Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy.

Right from the get-go I knew I would be using MoMo's Wonderland for Elizabeth's mini--because if you follow her blog you know this girl has a thing for that collection.  I went with very tiny (1 inch finished to be exact) patchwork using almost all of the fabrics from the collection.  This was the smallest peiceing I have ever done--and it was actually kind of refreshing!  I do have one piece of advice--press your seams open.  It makes a world of difference when it comes to small piecing.

I also added a small embroidery into the mini using similar colors from the Wonderland collection.  You can never go wrong with embroidery and cupcakes. :)


A mini for Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy.

The finishing touch was a little straight-line quilting and it was on it's way to warmer weather.

A mini for Elizabeth from Don't Call Me Betsy.

Like I said, it was so much fun making something for someone you "know" from the bloggy world.  I hope you enjoy this little mini Elizabeth, because I had a blast making it for you!

Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend everyone!  See you back here for {Sew} Modern Monday!


ETA: I am linking up to Fabric Tuesday!

xo, Megan

13 comments:

  1. Thank you again, Megan, I really do love this mini!!! When my husband saw it last night, he kind chuckled to himself and said, "She sure does know you well!"

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  2. How adorable! What a luck lady!!

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  3. nice. Can I be your friend? Ha! Ha!

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  4. Love this! The tiny patchwork is awesome!

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  5. This is so cute! I love the cupcake.
    Connie

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  6. This is completely perfect and awesome. Well done, Megan!

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  7. So adorable! I was working on a postange stamp sort of thing, but I LOVE the solid color running through it!

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  8. Adorable!! Love the cupcake!

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  9. the cupcake is such a sweet add on--no pun intended;) Love this little patchwork quilt!

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  10. How adorable! love the colors & the cupcake is the icing on the cake :)

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  11. So cute! Love the little itty bitty squares.

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