Pinspiration

Last weekend (wait, 2 weekends ago?), when the ladies were in town, we organized a swap amongst ourselves. While we're swapped by chance through Flickr, we had never really arrange anything just between us. So I paired everyone up and gave myself to Kaelin.

She did not disappoint! I really think that I ended up with the best item (which is what everyone thinks when a swap is a success). As soon as I saw it I yelled that I had seen this photo on Pinterest! Kaelin, with her made piecing skills, turned this image of origami ornaments into my wickedly awesome mini.


Kaelin Mini-1
Source: etsy.com via Kaelin on Pinterest


I too have been Pinspired recently. I really wanted to enter the Sew-vivor competition but couldn't find anything that I thought was awesome enough. I already have plans for the 3 challenges, so I NEED to be picked! ;) Browsing through my pins I stumbled on this guy.




There's something completely awesome about it and I knew it had to be made. With inset circles. No applique here! Luckily I happen to have quite a bit of experience piecing circles and managed to finish this mini / wall art in an afternoon.


Future Globes Mini layers back

I have no clue what brand or color the solids are. The grey is a Free Spirit print and the black is flannel. The background is an Ikea fabric.


Future Globes Mini Front details

I spray basted it with a layer of batting and a muslin backing and wrapped it around an Ikea frame that I had on hand.


Future Globes Mini-6

Here you can see that the outer orange ring is pressed outwards. It really bothered me so I had to take it off the frame and press that ring inward. Much better! Wish me luck!

Future Globes Mini



8 comments:

  1. Love it wrapped around the frame. Good luck.

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  2. Very cool! Love seeing the back of it too!

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  3. This is so freaking cool ali! LOVE!

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  4. oh my this is so cool!!! Sure caught my eye!

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  5. This made me gasp - in a good way. Wow it's stunning. I just found your blog but know that it's in my Reader already! Your work is so very great.

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  6. I loooove loooove this Ali! :) good luck!

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