“Can you make a quilt for someone as a wedding present? They like mice so it would be good if if it could have some mice on it”.
My initial response to this (apart from trying to push thoughts of the pied piper out of my head) was that it should be possible…Then I learned that the wedding was going to be in two weeks.
So we came to a compromise. They would have the Scrappy Trip Along quilt.
|67″ x 67″|
And a cushion with some mice and some patchwork squares on it.
I copied the mice from the lovely Clothworks Chocoholics range. I would probably have ordered some of the actual Clothworks Chocoholics fabric and made something more traditionally patchwork but I didn’t have sufficient time to order it, especially as I couldn’t source any in the UK.
I appliquéd the mice using Wash Away appliqué sheets. It was the first time I’ve tried these sheets and I loved them. I’ve heard they leave a raised finish when they are washed out but I haven’t washed this and, for a pictorial project, I’m very happy with a raised effect anyway.
I made the back from two complementary fabric book samples. Both my daughters like the back best – this is why I have to blog ;-)
Fortunately, I just made the deadline and the cushion is posted and on its way (the quilt was taken in person already) and to celebrate I’m linking up with Nicky for Scraptastic Tuesday!
My Sewing WIP this week is:
Started – 0
No Progress – 2 (the Merchant Mills Shirt Dress and the Vintage tablecloth project)
Finished – 1 (The Scraptastic Mice Cushion)
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
I’m linking this post with:
And WIP WEDNESDAY
And TGIFF at A Quarter Inch from the Edge
27 thoughts on “Scraptastic Mice!”
Oh, I must find out about those, I never heard of wash away applique sheets. I am used to using bondaweb or vliesofix… Research on!
I love a good pillow, and this one is so fantastic, Janine! As is the quilt!
Scraptastic it is!! LOVE IT!! Oh those mice are both so sweet. I noticed the romantic fellow has a li'l wool scarf to keep his neck warm; such a gorgeous touch! Though the back of the cushion is lovely with a beautifully sewn in zipper……what do your daughters know!! ;)
This is beautiful and SO CUTE :) love the mice! :)
Love the mice and the colourful patchwork together! Fabulous.
Adorable! Love the added touch of a real scarf!
Karen - Quilts...etc.
that is so cute – Iove the scarf!
Just too cute, love your mice.
oh how cute! I love that little knitted scarf!
without a doubt the cutest most charming mice on a quilt I've seen. LeeAnna at not afraid of color
Oh my those mice are so cute! I love the dimension their neckware gives them. Great work!
Gorgeous Scrappy Trip and those mice are adorable! Those extra touches remind me of my lovely block from you Janine – you put such attention to detail in your work – thanks for linking up to #scraptastictuesday
Great solutions and the cushion is just a wonderfully sweet gift!!
You are having way too much fun with the cute little mice and his gorgeous scarf!! Well done.
I also love that little scarf! Best detail ever.
How absolutely darling! They should love the pair ; )
Very clever. Lovely details on the mice pillow. Congratulations on two finishes.
They will love the beautiful Scrappy Trip Along quilt. You always add such wonderful witty details to your projects. The pillow looks fantastic :)
THANKS FOR SHARING!
Nothing like a bit of pressure. Cute mice!!
Archie the wonder dog
I love that cushion and I far prefer the front to the back, lovely though the back is!
Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge
Lovely little mice and a fine compromise on a tight deadline. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF!
P.S. Love your little tally of WIPs & Finishes! :)
Just loooove the pillow!
Hilacha (loose strand)
Sooo cute! Why not introduce these loving mice to the Granny, Knit and Purl Story? …or a spin-off!
ha. that is awesome. I love the little scarves!
The mice are great! I'm sure the back 's fab too, but really girls! Look at the front again!!!!
so cute! I love the knitted scarf, and glad that you didn't agree to make a quilt with a 2 week deadline :-)