I created an embroidery a little while ago and used the design to create a colourful patchwork hoop which is featured in Issue 14 of Quilt Now this month (and on the cover!! yippee!). 

It is really fun to mix embroidery and quilting since I love them both! I enjoyed playing with my scraps and laying out what would become the log cabin. Often times I use my floor as a design board and this helped me visualise how it would ultimately look:

Hoops are easy ways to brighten up your space or to give as little gifts and this one works as a nice reminder for when you are creating.

I epically failed to take a picture of the finished hoop myself but you can see it here (shamelessly nicked from the Quilt Now website!)

I originally used the embroidery pattern in another project, some of you may remember the nail polish manicure bag I made adapted from the free Fat Quarter Shop Nail Polish Pattern:

Well here is the other side of that bag!

It works so nicely in that context :) 

It could be used for a make up bag or artists case too. You can get the pattern and instructions for making the hoop version in this months Quilt Now! It will also be available at Pink Castle Fabrics if you want to add it to your basket ;)

Should you stitch this up and use it in any of your projects please do let me know, I would love to see!

** US peeps feel free to drop the 'u'! When tracing the pattern just move the word color slightly to the right to keep the pattern centred.

linking up:

double the trouble at Quokka Quilts and Crazy Dutch Bird Quilts this week!
and finish it up friday at crazy mom quilts