Once Upon a Pixel Mini Quilt

It's no news I have a (huge) thing for sewing books. I tend to hoard them almost like I hoard fabric. And buttons. :) Today I am sharing a mini quilt project I made inspired by a new book, the Once Upon a Pixel by Sugaridoo and Studio Koekoek. This book presents over 20 quilt projects, cross stitch patterns and pixel crochet designs inspired by "once upon a time" princess & fairy tales. Perfect for kids' spaces and for handmade gifts! 

I am thinking about turning this mini quilt into a baby cot quilt for a baby girl. Wouldn't that look lovely?

This was my first pixel/small squares + half squares quilt and although it's far from being perfect I loved all the process. You can easily see that I was not accurate when cutting all squares and half squares (the triangles). Seasoned quilters will certainly cringe and won't ever come back to my blog. :) But I think it resembles those quilts made of diverse sized scraps, so overall I think my imperfection adds some character to it. :) 

Also, I haven't (obviously) finished this mini quilt. I still have to make all the quilting and binding but I just couldn't decide on a few things. 
- Which kind of quilting should I make? hand sewn (stiched or little hand tied knots) OR machine sewn?
- Should I add a colored border all around? Using the scraps I have fro this same fabric collection?
- Which color should I use for the binding? Solid or printed?
Decisions, decisions, decisions...help! 

Once Upon a Stitch, by Sugaridoo, a crochet and quilting business owned by Irene, and Studio Koekoek, a cross stitch business run by Gerda. 

The book is available in both paper and e-book format, and in both Dutch or English. 

You can get it here or here

- Printed quilting cottons from fabulous Tilda. It's an old collection, probably her first or one of the first (from 2012/2013 maybe?). I had just a few fussy cut FQ I bought for a really good price from someone who was selling her sewing stash.

If I was a quilter I would probably only use Tilda fabrics. They are so beautiful and so soft. Love all her fabric collections and all the other brand products. <3 

- White cotton from the vintage stash my granny passed on to me. 

This book offers really cute projects to make. You can choose from cross stitching a castle, a dragon or a witch (among many others), sew a unicorn quilt or a frog quilt (check this one made by my sewing friend Karly), or create a set of fairy tale dolls. 

All designs are presented in diagrams with DMC color code. You can use them for cross stitch, for quilts (big sized, small sized, pillows, wall art), or for pixel crochet. There are instructions to make all of these projects, so no worries! 

Aren't these so cute? My kids asked for several projects from this book so I'll have *a lot* to make... (When will I learn that I can only sew when they are not home... They just keep adding things to my never ending to-do list!...)

There is a book review blog tour going on so you might want to check these blogs to see other projects from the book! You can also check #onceuponapixel on Instagram for more ideas and sneak peeks. 

Nov 15th | Sugaridoo
Nov 22nd | Paisley Roots
Nov 29th | Made by Melli
Dec 13th | Made by Sara
Dec 20th | I Have Purple Hair

Irene and Gerda are kindly offering a copy of this e-book to one of Made by Sara's readers! You just need to leave a comment on my Instagram post about this book. A winner will be randomly picked by Random.org and announced both on this post and on Instagram. Stay tuned and tell your friends!

Giveaway result:

Random.org picked #4 and that is @lauraz84 (on Instagram). Congratulations!
Happy sewing! 

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