Thursday, December 27, 2012

{made} scoot quilt

I recently bought the sweetest little book by Aneela Hoey called Little Stitches. It had lots of little embroidery designs and projects that really called out to me. And, even better I had a layer cake and a few yards of sherbet pips stashed away that I new I could use to co-ordinate in the future.
{ little stitches by Aneela Hoey - notice my next project sticking its little head out? }

When my friend from work was diagnosed with breast cancer late this year, this fabric was the first thing that popped into my head. Red is definitely her colour and with all those cute little puppies, I knew this was just what was needed. I set to work and embroidered the matching scoot stitchery onto a plain white square along with an extra little pup. I sewed the layer cake into half square triangles, laid out into pinwheels and then sewed into the lap quilt. I even quilted and did the binding all by myself! Just don't look too close...

{ the finished quilt, embroidered, pieced and quilted by me! }

{ scoot embroidery panel }
{ pieced back using left over hst blocks }

My friend loved the quilt and cried happy tears when I gave it to her. I am just glad she has something personal to take with her when she has treatments. I am really pleased with the finished quilt, but even happier that she loves it.