Thursday, July 25, 2013

ALYoF July Finish - A tale of two mini quilts

A Lovely Year of Finishes
July is wrapping up and I am 7 for 7 in finishing my ALYoF goals. I set my July goal here to finish two mini quilts. When I finished, I realized these two minis couldn't be more different except that they each made the recipient very happy. tears shed = success!

I do Science Periodically 

Another coworker saw a periodic quilt I made and requested one of her own. I used a variety of solids to make up the table. Each element is 1" square. The background is a Kona brown. Maybe espresso?

Here is a close-up of the embroidery.

And a close-up of the amazing atomic dots fabric for the binding.

I used a dotty print for the backing.

I even had the chance to take some action shots in lab. Proving that I too, do science periodically.

Quote mini
A coworker and friend of mine recently lost her mother suddenly. I wanted to do something for her to show I was thinking about her so I slyly asked her to write down her favorite quotes.

I designed some paper pieced letters for the quote (thankfully it was a short quote!)

I kept the quilting simple - free motion flowers and leaves in the borders.

It's difficult to read in the bright light but the back is another one of her favorite quotes from Colossians 4:6

Thanks for stopping by! Check out the other finishes here. I'm also liking up with Crazy Mom Quilts and TGIFF. So happy it's almost the weekend.


  1. That molecule fabric is perfect!! These are such nice gifts - the personalized things are what comfort each other most in life, don't you think? Good to see you at TGIFF this week. :)

  2. This is so cute! What a lovely gift!

  3. Dang, Marla! Very, very sweet of you.

  4. Great mini's! And how wonderful to share your gifts.

    Thanks for linking up.

  5. Very nice mini's. Your paper-pieced letters are crazy good. (Even if they maybe got printed backwards once.) I didn't know that the "I do science" quote went on the periodic table mini! Hilarious!