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Ombre Mini Friday Finish!

Posted on: June 6th, 2014 by Lorna McMahon

Today’s Friday finish are these two mini quilt tops!

Aunt Elna and I have been keeping busy.  (She is my trusty sewing machine.)

We’re not the only ones who have been busy.  There are plenty of volunteers who have been hard at work helping to test the new Ombre Sewing Studio mini quilt patterns.

Bit by bit, the feedback has been rolling in.  And the patterns have been refined.

Ombre Sewing Studio mini Quilt – 17″ x 32″

This mini says it all.  I do LOVE 2 Quilt!

Each quilt features 1″ finished strips.
A heart.  An iron.  A sewing machine.  And a spool (or two) of thread!

I love the ombre effect of the Kona solids.  Blue is my fave.
And I do LOVE my sewing machines.

I do LOVE 2 Sew… As well!

These quilts, when finished, will both be heading to the new Mad About Patchwork shop.
Pam asked if she could hang them in her new location.  I am sew excited – and honoured!!!

Pam, owner of Mad About Patchwork, has the quilt kits for sale in her shop here.
And I will be publishing the patterns for sale very soon!
Ombre Sewing Studio mini Sew – 14″ x 33″

Now that my tops are finished, I am all ready for quilting.
I chose this cute print for backing.

It is Quilting Bee by Debbie Taylor Kerman for Henry Glass Fabrics.

Quilting Bee by Debbie Taylor Kerman for Henry Glass

The call for pattern testers has resulted in my making a lot of new friends.
Kind of like our own Online Quilting Bee!
I am so grateful to each of the wonderful volunteers for offering to help make these patterns a success.

If you have any corrections or concerns, please keep the emails coming.  Thank you!

A special linky party will be hosted here on Friday, June 27th to celebrate all of our finishes.  Quilt tops and/or completed quilts.

Hope you will be here to welcome the newcomers and to cheer for all of the participants!!!
Linking up to Finish it up Friday with Amanda Jean of Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF!
hosted this week by Audrey at Glory Be Quilter.

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31 Responses

  1. dianalyn says:

    Ok more pics on fliker. hope it works 4 you

  2. dianalyn says: and fliker name shows stedis

  3. Ho Lorna! These are Super! I love the First and the colours are also most beautiful! x Teje

  4. Glinda ♥ says:

    I do LOVE 2 see your work!! Those 1\” lines are perfectly straight – beautiful 🙂

  5. Vera says:

    I also love the ombre effect. Well done. Both are lovely.

  6. I love to sew too, not so sure about loving to iron though 🙂 Great mini's!

  7. Ombré effect…very cool! Your choice of backing fabric is perfect! Can't wait to see how you quilt it!

  8. SeeMaryQuilt says:

    I love this pattern! I may have to make my own sewing machine mini quilt.

  9. margaret says:

    this is a treat of a mini quilt,

  10. Jayne says:

    Love it! Can't wait to see it all finished! The backing is pretty spectacular too! So well done Lorna!

  11. Marly says:

    This is a lovely pair of mini quilts. Clever of you to give a choice of two shapes.

  12. Heidi says:

    Congrats on a great pattern! LOVE it!

  13. Beth says:

    Love these and the fabrics look great! I am going to need that pattern!

  14. CeLynn says:

    Both mini quilts are beautiful! Hope I can do it justice and get my strips as straight as yours 🙂

  15. Audrey says:

    I love these mini quilts! I wish I wasn't so busy I would have loved to test these for you. Thanks for sharing on TGIFF

  16. Shauna says:

    That turned out so so so so cute!!!! I can't wait for the pattern to come out, I'm just sorry I was too busy to test it!!!

  17. Ruth says:

    Very nice mini-quilts. I really like that backing fabric too – perfect for them!

  18. So very cute! This mini would make a great gift for any sewing friends (or for me!).

  19. Ann says:

    Clever idea to make your own ombre, Lorna. It looks so nice.

  20. Very cute and clever!! I wish you much success!!

  21. Kris says:

    So cool and love the ombre effect.

  22. Elise Lea says:

    Yes! I love this! I can't wait to see what your testers do with the pattern!

  23. salamanda says:

    Fun and funky ombré

  24. CeLynn says:

    Sweet little minis! I was finally able to pull some fabrics this evening. Not as far as I had hoped to get,but a start non the less.

  25. inchworming says:

    I ordered my fabric and I'm waiting for it to arrive!!! Should be here any day now! Can't wait!

  26. Vicki says:

    Love BOTH of these! I can't wait to receive my kit.

  27. These are just too cute! I love the ombre:)

  28. Jo Ferguson says:

    These are just so adorable. You've chosen the perfect backing fabric. I hope we'll get to see the results of some of your testers.

  29. Unknown says:

    I love this Mini quilt. I have looked for the pattern and can not find it. Is there any way to get a copy of the pattern?pls email me at if possible thanks in advance !