Sushi Roll Mini Quilt

When Caroline from Sew Can She asked me to design another mini quilt for her popular monthly mini quilt series, how could I say no? I enjoyed the first mini I designed for this series so much!

The inspiration for my new mini quilt came from a sushi roll I saw on Pinterest - google 'mosaic sushi roll' and you'll see what I'm talking about. I thought it would be interesting to replicate the design in fabric. I used my Sweet Prairie fabric collection for Riley Blake to make it and I'm very pleased with how it turned out. You can download the free pattern from the Sew Can She blog.

I've had very little time for sewing as of late - we are still catching up with the spring mowing and slashing of our acreage, mulching the borders and trees, tending to the orchard (which has started to yield fruit), and in our spare time (!) building our new DIY chicken coop. 'Cluckingham Palace' as my hubby calls it - it's going to be a Hamptons style mansion when it's finished. The cladding and nesting boxes are finished, the roof will go up next. Then we are on the home stretch - shutters, doors, a lick of grey paint. Hopefully ready just in time for summer!

My sewing time being so limited, I've been making small things of late. I helped my friend Nadra from Ellis & Higgs test her new Christmas mini quilt pattern, Holly Jolly, by making one of the blocks. It's supposed to be a gift box though I think mine looks more like a funky shirt with a bow tie - maybe using a low volume for the box wasn't the best idea! I still think it's cute though.

Yesterday I made a sweet macaron cross-stitch and turned it into a pincushion. The cross-stitch pattern is from the book ‘Friandises & Patisseries’ by Helene Le Berre. It's quite hard to find (you may need to order it from Amazon France) but it’s a real gem of a book packed with beautiful cake and French patisserie patterns. One of the most cherished books in my library!

Thanks for visiting today. Until next time - happy sewing!


  1. That is such a pretty mini, red and aqua are one of my favourite combinations.

  2. I love your cross stitch projects! What fabric did you use for the cross stitch? Thank you!

    1. My go to fabric is Evenweave (DMC or generic brand) cotton in 25 count. I stitch it with three strands of floss. Hope this helps!


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