Sunday, 19 September 2010

Skinny Mini - sewing with Friends!

My two friends, Lynn and Amy, came over last week for a sleepover! Lynn had visited the States awhile ago and bought a little kit for each of us, called "Skinny Mini". It had all the fabrics needed for a lovely little mini table runner in a cute little bag complete with a zipper! Lynn had just purchased a new to her vintage Bernina 830 so Amy brought hers along and I set mine up. Here is the 830 sweat shop!!

We had gone shopping together on Tuesday and Lynn bought some cool telephone fabrics and made a pillow case for her DH, who collects telephones:

Gail came for the morning and did some handstitching while we chatted and worked:

I quilted the table runner on my Singer 15-88 treadle since Lynn was borrowing my 830 for a little while.

Gail took a photo of what we all accomplished in an afternoon and the next morning. Amy is standing beside her Skinny Mini, the center one is Lynn's (right) and the right one is mine. Amy completed two more Dear Jane blocks and I did one. Lynn worked on a hand stitched DJ block and made the pillowcase:

I put my Skinny Mini on my cabinet in the kitchen. The colours look great up there!

This is the cabinet that we had made for our kitchen last year by a dear friend in the Church who is in his 80's! We stained and varnished it ourselves and added matching handles to our kitchen cabinets.

Closeup of the quilting done on my Singer 15-88 treadle (you can drop the feed dogs on this treadle and do free motion quilting on it):


The Cozy Quilter said...

Your skinny mini has found a perfect home!

Penny said...

Jacqui, that sounds like it was a fun and productive sleepover. Love your table runner, it looks perfect on your lovely cabinet.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

That looks like such fun! I meet occasionally with some of my friends, too - but we stitch up simple things for us or our families (no quilts yet!). And, we've found a great resource at for projects, tutorials, and even a page of links to organizations that need help from sewers to help others in need. There are a lot of quilting links, too!