November 2015 archive

WIP Wednesday 

What do you do when you run out of planning space?

The kitchen has the most room but I’ve quickly run out of planning space for this triangle quilt.   
Animal has been banished to the hallway! And there’s still more triangles to place! 

More triangles later. ­čśë 

Holiday embroidery 

I’ve been getting my embroidery on the last week or so. Getting ready for some holiday decoration. 

I’ve been thinking of maybe selling some embroideries here on Porcupinestew. Most of it depends on mr porcupinestew making a page for the embroideries to be sold on. I’m not going to go through etsy again. 

Or maybe I’ll just keep them all for my wall. I think we will all find out in the next week or so! If you have an interest let me know!

Mini mini swap

A few weeks ago I joined a mini mini swap with my friend Joanna of midwesternbite on Instagram. All because she was making these adorable mini mini and I wanted some of that! 

Along with the gem mini she sent along a few Sarah Jane prints and a nice cut of the gems by Allison Cole. I wanted to get this bundle when it came out but never got around to it. Lucky for me she had a cut! Swoon! 

(Kitty feet were not included)

The mini mini that I sent in return has a size problem. It didn’t want to be a mini mini but just a mini. 

Picking out my fabrics was the most difficult part. I knew I wanted a fun design and I wanted to do something non traditional. I think I hit it spot on. I went with fabrics from Cotton and Steel, Tula Pink, Heather Ross and Alison Glass. I also used a print from Alison Glass for the back.   
I used English paper piecing to join together my chevron arrows. For the layout I wanted to go with a gradient or something close.  I appliqu├ęd the chevron arrows to a text print from zen chic. It is hard to tell that it is a text print the text is incredibly light.

The grey kitty wanted to make sure it was the best.   

 I really like it. I hope she does too. Not exactly something you would expect from a mini mini swap. I like it so much I might make my own.  
And finally a picture of the back!