It’s so hard to believe this is the fourth and final Mini-Quilt Monday brought to us by Faith at Fresh Lemons! It’s gone by so fast and I’ve had a really great (though busy!) time. I’ve loved all the motivation to actually finish some things… even if they were just mini projects. I had so many ideas, that I am a little sad that I’m out of Mondays. I will definitely have to do this again… but not every month, nothing else would ever get finished.

So today’s project was also inspired by Faith, who posted her name badge for the Sewing Summit as her mini quilt for week #2.

I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when I started this. I knew I wanted my avatar… and I knew that I wanted the font that I’ve used on everything from this website to my sew in tags. Other than that, I just decided to wing it.

There was no way I was going to try to piece that avatar, so I looked up how to print on fabric using freezer paper, and printed it on cheapo muslin from my last JoAnn run. (Like $.50 a yard after all the awesome JoAnn coupons!!!) At the same time I printed my name using my font in really pale gray letters so I could embroider over them. I’ve never done that kind of embroidery (or any kind for that matter) before, so I’m stoked with how it came out.

You’ve probably noticed my obsession. with. solids. lately, so once again I hit my scraps and just started stacking them together with the printed/embroidered stuff until I got what you see above. Not my usual colors at all. I also left several unfinished edges showing. gasp.

The back. I’ve got the option to hang from a lanyard, or pin it to whatever (probably my bag).

And I have to shout out to Faith, because I wouldn’t have even known about sewing summit if it weren’t for that mini-quilt Monday post, and now I’m going! I can hardly wait!



5 Responses to “Mini-Quilt Monday #4”

  1. Faith Jones on September 26th, 2011 7:15 am

    I *Love* your name tag!! I can’t wait to meet you at the Sewing Summit and am so glad you are going. What a fun chance to meet so many new people. :)

  2. Debbie on September 26th, 2011 7:43 am

    Darling! What a great name tag! Have a fantastic time!

  3. Briana on September 26th, 2011 7:44 am

    This is so cute! I don’t think that I am going to have time to make a name badge before sewing summit, but I am enjoying seeing everyone else’s.

  4. Toni on September 26th, 2011 12:15 pm

    I love your colors! Great idea on using your avatar, too. Have fun at the Summit!

  5. Rachel at Stitched in Color on September 29th, 2011 10:49 am

    I love that you made your avatar into your name tag. I wasn’t nearly so clever. Looking forward to meeting you at The Sewing Summit!

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