Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Redesigning from horizontal to verticle.....not easy!

 
A few months ago, I volunteered to pattern test for my dear friend Lorna of Sew Fresh Quilts.  We had a choice between 'I love 2 sew' and 'I love 2 quilt'.  I chose the 'sew' mini.  I knew that someday I would make the 'quilt' mini also.  The problem, the wall space I have to hang them on is very narrow and the 'quilt' mini is designed horizontal!  I contacted Lorna and she graciously said to 'go for it' and redesign it to verticle....so I did.  I set about redesigning everything about this mini.
 
I started out on graph paper and it seems like it took forever to figure it all out.  I have a new appreciation for pattern designers.
 I took all of my pieces to the last retreat I went to and started sewing this little beauty there.  I had cut out several wrong pieces and failed to take my scraps with me.  So, I had to set this project aside and work on other projects that I had taken.


 I had to shrink down some of the elements, and change around all of the settings.  The 'quilt' mini has a pink sewing machine.  And I added a 'needle' to each of the machines.

 Because they live side by side, I quilted and bound them the same.
I think that they look great!  Thank you sweet Lorna, for the permission to mess with your lovely design.


Linking to:  Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts!  WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced Quilts!



14 comments:

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Looks like it would have been tricky but you have succeeded well. I really like your quilting too.

Patchwork and Play said...

I love that you made the design your own! I especially like the 'sew' one! What a fun pattern!

Maddy said...

I love what you have done to both. I would consider making these now as l have limited wall space. Great work you deserve a pat on the back.

venividivicky said...

Both of them look amazing. I like the vertical arrangement, it's quite unexpected!

Amy at love made my home said...

They are lovely! What great decorations for your crafting room. I expect that Lorna will want to do vertical designs for these herself now! xx

Jeanie said...

I love the way your have rearranged the elements to fit your wall space. These are just so cute! Great job!

shayne said...

Love it!! I need this for my sewing room!

Lorna McMahon said...

Your new sewing room minis look fabulous hanging next to one another, Vicki! You did a fantastic job of altering the pattern to suit. Love that matchstick quilting, too!

Kim said...

I'm loving your vertical interpretation of this lovely pattern, Miss Vicky. Love your quilting. Kudos to you for being so imaginative!

Anja said...

Great job. They are awesome.

Laney said...

These look great and I love the straight line quilting.

JanineMarie said...

These are great! My favorite part? The needles! Such a fun little detail.

Lara B. said...

Lorna makes great patterns and you did a great job "messing" with it Vicki! Love how they turned out and I love the way the quilting you did makes them look very contemporary and artistic!

Janet said...

Lovely! I have to make a sewing machine block for November in Canadians Quilt swap. I think I'll go with something stylized and simple like the one here.

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