I'm loving this little hoop we made!! It wasn't planned and I think that makes it even more special. Last week, when mum was making her Liberty Log Cabin Pincushion, I was curious to see how the mini-quilt top piece would look in a hoop.
Log Cabin is a style of quilting, for those who aren't familiar with it, whereby strips of fabric represent 'logs' surrounding a centre square. This square can be red, symbolising the hearth of home, or yellow, symbolising the glow of a candle or light in the window. Ours aren't as traditional because we wanted to make the most of a heap of Liberty scraps we'd been saving up for a small project. And this was ideal!
So after mum made the top piece for her pincushion, I pinched it to test it out - and here's how it looked:
Fantastic right? So I asked her to make me one for a little hoop. I picked a bunch of my favourite Liberty's:
And it didn't take long at all. Mum is in love with log cabin mini-quilts, so she was happy to make one for me.
And here's how it looks in a hoop:
Thanks mum x