Nail Polish Mini Quilt by It’s Sew Emma and giveaway

The fabulous team of Fat Quarter Shop and It’s Sew Emma have done it again with their free mini quilt pattern – Nail Polish. Make sure you check out the accompanying video at the Fat Quarter Shop Youtube channel.
I made mine into a quilted pillow/cushion cover. I just need to find an insert.
This is a great project to use up your solids (or in my case, some textured solids).
The finished mini quilt is 14 1/2″ x 22 1/2″. Using my Art Gallery Pure Elements, Laura Gunn Painters Canvas and Metallic Tussah from Robert Kaufman I made the nail polish in a plumb shade. I used Oval Elements for the backing and binding.
Using Aurifil 5015 40wt, 2600 50wt, 2024 50wt, 4030 50wt and 2630 50wt cotton thread I used a combination of freehand and digital quilting to give body to the cushion/pillow cover. The back is also quilted in 4030 50wt cotton.
The Fat Quarter Shop have kindly given me a $50 gift voucher to give to one lucky reader. 
Think of all the beautiful solids you could purchase with $50. 
To be in the draw for the gift voucher, just leave me a comment on this post telling me your favourite shade of nail polish.
The competition will be closed Wednesday 13th August midnight AEST.


  1. says

    Gorgeous quilting Jane, and I love the pop the metallics give! I'm rather partial to Tiffany Blue on my toes at the moment. Unfortunately fingers never seem to last very long for me so I rarely paint them. Maybe one day when I have a housekeeper, gardener, chef, nanny….

  2. says

    Love the mini! My favourite shade of nail polish is a Loreal Coral! I love everything coral, but my toes are permanently coral during spring/summer!

  3. says

    Love your cushion cover!! I don't paint my nails mainly because the polish wouldn't last while I work!! But! I admire the women who can wear nail polish and bright red is my favorite!! Thanks for the chance to win such a generous giveaway!!!

  4. says

    Unfortunately my nails are not nice enough to paint but I love all the bright colours available and could make a mini in sew many different colours. What a great teen gift!

  5. says

    I love your nail polish, girl!!! My favorite is shocking pink, though I NEVER wear it, as it makes me very conscious! I go with black instead!

  6. says

    I'm not adventurous with nail polish. I wear a light pink with sparkles, it goes with everything. I look at the blues, greens, red and lust but I chicken out. Love your mini. Thanks.

  7. says

    I never use just one color of nail polish at a time. I have two combos that are my favorite, at least right now they are my favorite, OPI Rainbow Connection (rainbow glitter) over OPI Black Onyx, and OPI Kiss Me on my Tulips with OPI Gone Gonzo (teal glitter) on top.

  8. says

    My favourite for years has been "I'm Not Really a Waitress" red from OPI. They have the best names/puns. I love the yellow in your background btw.

  9. says

    I love OPI polish and they have such great names to their colors – my current fave is one called "I'm feeling sassy"

  10. says

    I am currently wearing the Thrill of Brazil by OPI on my toenails – it's a really bright red. Can't keep polish on my fingers for some reason, as a nurse I just wash my hands too much and do too many things that make it chip. Thanks for the awesome give away!

  11. says

    It changes all the time…once it was ladybugs (black and red), then a wine color, then a raisin, then pink…now french tips with clear! ha ha… my one other vice (first is fabric!) Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  12. says

    I like the idea of the cushion/pillow cover – Cute!! I wear hot pink on my toes – Makes me think I'm younger! :0) Thanks for this opportunity to win!!!

  13. says

    My favorite is called "Drama Queen". I swear it really does not fit me. I am not a drama queen – do you hear me – I am not a drama queen!

  14. says

    this is such a cute mini. ohhh what a fabulous give a way. I am not colorful when it comes to my nails. I use clear all the time. I have short stubby nails that will not grow long. So I don't accent them, LOL quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

  15. says

    I just downloaded this pattern a few hours ago! I think it's replaced what I was going to do at this week's Sew-cial. I like wild colors occasionally but I always come back to a coral shade. More pink than orange. Thanks for the chance to win.

  16. says

    I don't wear polish often, but when I do it has to be pink. Any shade will do, so long as it is pink! Thanks for the chance to win!

  17. says

    I hardly ever wear polish, don't have the kind of nails that show it off well. When I do it's a light pinky coral of some kind. Like that color in fabric, too. 😉

  18. says

    What a cute quilt! I like cherry red polish. My four-year-old granddaughter loves having her fingers and toes painted, so that is a ritual of ours every time that she visits. Thanks for the great chance to win, and thanks for your inspiring blog. I love the bed runner with the pocket. I'm going to make one for my granddaughter.

  19. says

    very cute Jane… I always love looking close up at your quilting… I am rather fond of a tarty pink!!! (now that will surprise you!)

  20. says

    I'm still into mint green polish although I think it is now considered last year's rave. The nail polish block is perfect for a pillow cover. svonfumetti at yahoo dot com

  21. says

    Love your mini and the colors you used! My favorite nail polish right now is a sparkly pink glitter called Teenage Dream. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  22. says

    Love this quilt, it's so cute and trendy. I don't use fingernail polish any more because of allergies to chemicals. If I could, coral is my favorite color right now. You did an excellent job picking the colors and quilting it. cdahlgren at live dot come

  23. says

    It is adorable. Honestly I don't wear nail polish but DD is starting to and she automatically pinks the Hot Pink shades every time. Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. says

    This summer I have been wearing metallic polish in gold and lavender. I only do my toes, so it makes them shiny, but light. Doing the mini quilt as a cushion cover is great. How about buying an inexpensive bed pillow and sewing in the sides a little. They usually have too much fabric for the fluff anyway. Thanks for the chance to win.

  25. says

    My favourite colour nail polish is called 'Chiffon Haze'. It is a pearlescent pink and each time I look down at my toes I can't help but think how pretty they are. My mini quilt will be pink with a streak of silver.

  26. says

    I love your version of the quilt, so bright and pretty.
    My favourite shade of nail polish is a neutral pink/beige for my fingers and then anything goes for my toes!

  27. says

    Cute! I usually only use nail polish on my toes and like darker shades of red. I recently tried a limey green, but they ended up looking as though they had some sort of fungus issue! Very unattractive. That bottle of nail polish is now relegated to craft use only!

  28. says

    Hi Jane! This is so cute quilt! I can't choose my favourite colour … now I'm hooked with one Greek nail polish "Korres' which last for ever. We find them from Farmacy and anytime I need something from there I need to buy NEW colour for my collection. Last one was strong pink! 'Blueberry' is also my favourite! Thank you for a great give away! x Teje

  29. says

    I love your very sweet mini quilt – My Favourite nail polish for my toes is: Rouge Tango (shade 58) by Bourjois.toe nails, but clear varnish only for my fingernails, anything else would chip after a couple of days and who has time to paint nails when there are so many gorgeous quilts to be made?;-p

  30. says

    Our mini is so cute and I love the idea to turn it into a pillow.
    I'm not much of a nail polish girl I'm almost always choose a nude tone for my finger nails. But I love to color my toe nails and there can't be enough color for me – blue, pink, red and many more:-)

  31. says

    I paint my toes a lot during the summer, since sitting at the market spinning encourages a lot of people to stare at them, but i don't think I have a favorite color for them. So far I've this year I've used sparkly purple, blue, silver, and now I'm on a deep purple. So many colors, so few weeks to wear them!

  32. says

    I have just discovered Crabtree and Evelyn's "Peaches and Cream" and I love it. It is a wonderful summer color and it will make a beautiful mini wall hanging with the soft pink bottle and black cap. Thanks for this opportunity, I love shopping at the "Fat Quarter Shop"!

  33. says

    Since I have short, always cracking and breaking nails, I use the clear polish, so I don't call attention to them, which is totally opposite of my personality and color choices for quilts. There, I tend to go with bright, happy colors. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  34. says

    I love me a good wine colour!! I have a great insta-dry that I use all the time!! 5 min to an instant manicure! (And then off as quick as it went on! I do way to much with my hands to keep them polished!!)

  35. says

    As my hands are ageing I'm using softer colours, I like a pink with a pearl finish….but something brighter for the toes! Cute wall hanging……your ideas are endless!

  36. says

    This is the cutest little quilt! I love neutrals (pale pink, white, and a medium brown are go-tos), but def have seasonal favourites. Coral and mint/teal have been main choices this summer!

  37. says

    My favorite color of nail polish is a deep turquoise…..some day I will wear that color while frolicking in the ocean of Hawaii. Thank you for the chance to win.

    tamiquilts at att dot net

  38. says

    Honestly, this is the first time a mini quilt has made any sense to me. OMG I LOVE IT. I need to make it and turn it into a cushion.

    I once lined up all of my blue nail polishes and found that I have over 5 feet of bottles of blue nail polish. So I think my answer must be clear: blue. Specifically, it's Bermuda Breakaway, a China Glaze blue nail polish from, like, 2008 that I have carefully carefully rationed.

  39. says

    The moment I put on nail Polish I suddenly break all my nails. On the rare ocassion I do wear it, it is a boring light reddish brown. I would like to wear a nice bright turquoise blue!

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