That’ll do, pig

I have a quicker-than-anticipated finish today!


I need to make some class samples that I hadn’t accounted time for, plus even though I have the Easter weekend coming up in which I plan to sleep, sew and go to a comedy festival (and maybe do a bit of cleaning), I have designated it to finishing off my BOM top and writing up the blog posts for it. If I am lucky I may do my EMMQG hashtag block, and make more progress on my dress but essentially I just plan to finish the BOM top.

Since the shop could do with the samples pretty quickly as the first class is only something like 4-5 weeks away, something had to give and be finished quicker than I had planned in order for the list of stuff to go down. That thing was my UK mini swap mini.

My original design was 64 HSTs with 64 bits of applique. After posting a WIP pic on Instagram and a lot of comments encouraging me to keep the appliqué at a similar level to the photo I went from this design:

 To this WIP:

To the finished one at the top; a more minimal design with only 12 pieces of appliqué.


Hopefully my partner will like it the way it is! One more thing crossed off the list… just need to buy some chocolate to include with it. It is Easter after all.

Size – 24 1/2″ square
Number of blocks – 64 HSTs
Time to make– About 4 hours
Fabric – Rainbow scraps of all sorts! Pearl Bracelets, Amy Butler, Denyse Schmidt, Cuzco…
Backing Fabric – Ikea Nummers
Binding Fabric –Solid Black
Threads – My big cone of Boyes unmarked thread came in handy again
Batting – 80/20 Soft and Elegant offcut
Quilting- Dogwood Flower/ Orange Peel – it’s been a while so I decided to give it a go again!


  1. moira
    Posted March 31, 2015 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    nice job. effective in a less is more kind of way

  2. Posted March 31, 2015 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    I really like the B&W on top of all that rainbow colour. Sounds like you’ll be having a busy week – hope you make time for some chocolate!

  3. Posted March 31, 2015 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I like it a bit more minimalistic 🙂 Tis a great feature and I bet your partner will love it! Eek you’re going to busy still ensure plenty of “me” time too!

  4. Posted April 5, 2015 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    Your partner is very lucky!

  5. Posted April 10, 2015 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Such an effective use of appliqué! Love it!

  6. Catrin Lewis
    Posted April 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm | Permalink

    I much prefer this as you’ve left it to how you’d originally planned. I really hope you hadn’t already cut out all the appliqués!

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