A few days ago Kristy @
was looking for pattern testers for her latest design. I've been so busy, but I couldn't help myself and jumped at the opportunity. Kristy's designs are fantastic and this one is not the exception. The pattern is called Teeny Houses and consists of 9 different 6" blocks. Every little house is a bit different from the other and they are adorable. I had the pleasure of testing one the blocks. My experience with paper piecing is still limited, but the pattern is very well written and easy to follow. It comes together very quickly.
Anyway, after I finished testing the pattern I decided to make my little block into a wall hanging to decorate my sewing room. The words on the mini quilt are embroidered with DMC embroidery floss on natural linen (linen is my absolute favorite fabric). The quilting is free motion quilting with single loops all over. Yes you heard it right, free motion quilting! I finally tried free motion quilting for the first time and I am so pleased with the results. I still need to practice a lot more, but thank goodness the linen is very forgiving and it doesn't show much my mistakes.