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Sweet Spools Mini Quilt

Posted on: August 5th, 2013 by Lorna McMahon
In keeping with my new KYSS (Keep Your Sewing Simple) policy,

My latest project is a sweet little sewing room mini quilt!

It was a lot of fun strip piecing the sewing machine and spools!

And it was a great opportunity to practice free motion quilting on my Janome….

Close up of the quilting on the spools….
Close up showing the spool backing and the hanger….

And here is a shot of the top before quilting…

This is my second month participating in the A Lovely Year of Finishes.
It is hosted by these talented ladies….
Shanna of Fiber of All Sorts and Melissa from Sew BitterSweet Designs.

My goal for August was to design, quilt and publish the pattern for a sweet sewing room mini quilt.

If you would like to make one of these for yourself or a special friend, the pattern is now available in my Craftsy Pattern shop!

Hope you are having a wonderful time in your sewing room!

49 Responses

  1. Sherry says:

    Very cute wall quilt. Looks as if it would go together quickly.

  2. cute quilt Lorna! looks like you had fun with the FMQ. It looks great!:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

  3. Lovely! It is amazing what quilting will do for a quilt isn't it? Good luck with pattern sales, hope you make a mint. 🙂

  4. Missy Shay says:

    I love how it turned out!

  5. This is just adorable. I'm in the process of setting up a sewing studio and I think this would be a perfect addition to one of the walls. Thanks for sharing!

  6. That is such a cute quilt! You did a great job with your free motion quilting!

  7. Lucy Blossom says:

    What a fabulous decoration for a sewing room. I really like the spools on the quilt

  8. Love this! I only recently discovered free motion embroidery, isn't it fun!! I also really love the thread spool backing, what a lovely piece of work!

  9. P. says:

    Super cute! And what a fun addition to your sewing room!

  10. SeeMaryQuilt says:

    I love all the 'loose threads'!

  11. Unknown says:

    This turned out so lovely!

  12. Stephanie says:

    This is beautiful!!! I'm going to put that pattern on my wish list.

  13. michelle b says:

    Oh my goodness, I love this!! SO cute I might want to copy you!

  14. jan says:

    Adorable Lorna! I just love it!xo jan

  15. Vicki says:

    Oh my Lorna…this is so very, very cute! How much fun is that sewing machine? Love it, totally!!

  16. Unknown says:

    What a sweet quilt. I love it!

  17. It's lovely, congratulations on meeting all of those goals too.

  18. Anonymous says:

    Lovely quilts…love the fabric and the way you quilted them. Thanks for sharing! Marie (

  19. this is soooooo gorgeous! i love the sewing machine and spools design and the bright colours on a white backdrop. I can see you getting lots of requests for these! x

  20. Love it…stopping in from WIP Linky

  21. Dee says:

    Oh my goodness, over the top, cuteness! What a perfectly sweet sewing machine! Lov, ove, love this mini! Congratulations!

  22. This is adorable! So pretty!

  23. very cute quilt…you did a wonderful job on it!

  24. lovely little quilt, but you are making me jealous as my janome is headed to the repair guy…

  25. What a cute little quilt and the quilting is wonderful! Thanks for sharing.Freemotion by the River Linky Party Tuesday

  26. Karen says:

    What a lovely little quilt! Great job on the quilting too :o)

  27. judi says:

    Very nice quilt! I especially like the FMQ!

  28. Mary says:

    I like the scrappy spools and sewing machine. Cute pattern. Fun to practice your FMQ on it.

  29. Anita says:

    Gorgeous spools and sewing machine!

  30. I love this quilt…I love the quilting on the spools…really looked like thread! BTW…your profile pictures always makes me want to laugh and have fun!

  31. Unknown says:

    So adorable! I might need to add this to my to-do list.

  32. Kelsey says:

    I love the fabrics you chose for your strip piecing. Those spools look fabulous! You're FMQing looks great, yay for Janomes!

  33. Great quilt! I have all the spools ready to make a bed size one. I wonder when I will get it done… Thanks for sharing it!

  34. That's a wonderful design, congratulations. Visiting from TGIFF.

  35. Jeneta says:

    Oh it's wonderful!

  36. Anna says:

    Great quilting! I love that little mini. Perfect for a sewing room! 🙂

  37. Great little wall hanging for your sewing room! My favorite the quilting that looks like thread unwinding from the spools. Looks awesome and your FMQ is really good!

  38. This is SO cute!! And where did you find the awesome backing fabric?

  39. Glinda ♥ says:

    Delightful 🙂

  40. legato1958 says:

    Such a beautiful quilt! Susie

  41. Mary says:

    Cute!! I wish I would remember to make minis. I never do but they are so stinking cute. Love this one.

  42. So cute! This would make an adorable sewing machine cover also!Love the sampler style quilting – so many fun designs. The loopy quilting around the spools and machine look like thread unraveling. I love it!

  43. Beth says:

    That is adorable! What a fun little quilt!

  44. Beth says:

    That is adorable! What a fun little quilt!

  45. Ooh, I'd love to have that quilt hanging in my sewing room!

  46. marslaura says:

    Loved this quilt so much I put a link and a picture of it on Quilt With Us as we just finished a strip pieced spool swap and thought yours was an outstanding and inspiring quilt. Hope it was alright to put the link and picture up, if not ok email me and I will remove it! Here is the link to the forum that I posted it in:

  47. Elizabeth says:

    Lorna, that is SEW cute! I love your strip piecing and your pretty fabrics. The colors are so cheerful! You did a beautiful job. Congrats on a great finish and thank you for linking up!xo -E