Welcome to the Quilting Board!

Already a member? Login above
loginabove
OR
To post questions, help other quilters and reduce advertising (like the one on your left), join our quilting community. It's free!

Results 1 to 21 of 21

Thread: Extreme minis!

  1. #1
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,798
    Blog Entries
    50
    I saw these in a local quilt shop but didn't have my camera with me. I just found them in another quilt shop yesterday and had my camera so I took photos.

    These are just amazing to me!! They are all no larger than 1 1/2" and most are closer to 1". You can kind of tell in the picture how small they are in comparison to the jewelry hanging close by. The lady that makes them puts them in these little boxes that have a keychain loop on them. These are paper pieced.

    These designs are in the book Small Blocks Stunning Quilts

    Amazing!
    Name:  Attachment-11713.jpe
Views: 33
Size:  51.4 KB

    More amazing little quilts!!
    Name:  Attachment-11856.jpe
Views: 32
Size:  53.8 KB

  2. #2
    Moderator sharon b's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Northern Indiana
    Posts
    20,411
    Blog Entries
    10
    WOW So tiny :shock: I can not imagine working with something so small

  3. #3
    Super Member virtualbernie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Maryland
    Posts
    3,588
    Blog Entries
    3
    My eyesight and fat fingers wouldn't let me work on something that small. :)

  4. #4
    Marjpf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Greater Los Angeles Area
    Posts
    1,915
    Wow - you could almost make them into earrings! What patience she must have.

  5. #5
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,798
    Blog Entries
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    Wow - you could almost make them into earrings! What patience she must have.
    They have little links on them so they could be used as earrings but they are $22 to $24 each. Expensive earrings at least for me!

  6. #6
    Super Member jljack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    North Carolina - But otherwise, NOTW
    Posts
    8,073
    Blog Entries
    9
    I'd be crosseyed and hogtied by the time I got those done!! WOW!! :roll: :roll: :shock:

  7. #7
    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    9,664
    Wow--now that is TINY!! But they are all beautiful! And when will we see some things as small as this from you?? :lol: :lol:

  8. #8
    Super Member Dawn Hendrix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Wilson, NC
    Posts
    1,661
    SO small yet SO BEAUTIFUL!!!

  9. #9
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,798
    Blog Entries
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    Wow--now that is TINY!! But they are all beautiful! And when will we see some things as small as this from you?? :lol: :lol:
    Maybe when I have time to play. I have done some almost this small. Before I started selling to Kalona I used to do all my sewing by hand. I didn't even know how to use my sewing machine for this back then. I did learn to sew clothes in homeec.
    I made a lot of trifold and bifold billfolds back then. These are some I used for a while and they are in sad shape! But I still love them. I made all the tops with 1/8" blocks. I used 3/4" squares and it only took 3 stitches per seam!! LOL When putting two blocks together that is!

    Back side of the one above. Blocks are 1/8"
    Name:  Attachment-7018.jpe
Views: 32
Size:  46.6 KB

    This one was 1/8" blocks
    Name:  Attachment-12985.jpe
Views: 36
Size:  8.3 KB

    These blocks were 1 1/2"
    Name:  Attachment-12986.jpe
Views: 31
Size:  21.6 KB

    These are 1 1/2" also
    Name:  Attachment-13040.jpe
Views: 33
Size:  48.8 KB

  10. #10
    Super Member b.zang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    British Columbia
    Posts
    1,940
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Quote Originally Posted by Marjpf
    Wow - you could almost make them into earrings! What patience she must have.
    They have little links on them so they could be used as earrings but they are $22 to $24 each. Expensive earrings at least for me!
    Besides, Rhonda, you could make your own.

    Those are cute!

  11. #11
    Power Poster amma's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Out searching for some sunshine :-)
    Posts
    59,092
    Blog Entries
    1
    WOW!!! Those are awfully teeny tiny blocks :D:D:D

  12. #12
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,798
    Blog Entries
    50
    i used to play with making earrings and brooches with mini blocks. I bought some more earring backings and pins to try making some again. I haven't done it in years tho. I thought I might put some on my web site if I get time to make any.

  13. #13
    Super Member sewjoyce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    9,664
    If you only have 3 stitches per block, how do you keep it from pulling out?? I know I'd have to do it by hand, but geez :D

  14. #14
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,798
    Blog Entries
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by sewjoyce
    If you only have 3 stitches per block, how do you keep it from pulling out?? I know I'd have to do it by hand, but geez :D
    well when you have a block that is only 3/4" long 3 stitches is all you have room for. Plus I tacked them on each end also.

  15. #15
    Power Poster Lacelady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Ireland
    Posts
    12,323
    Blog Entries
    19
    What about getting rid of the bulk of the seam allowances Rhonda? I think these are amazing, and thank you for posting the pics. - do you think they are in frames because the turnings are trimmed down to almost nothing?

  16. #16
    Moderator littlehud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    SW Iowa
    Posts
    32,958
    Those super small quilts are amazing to me.

  17. #17
    Power Poster oksewglad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Between the dashes of a tombstone
    Posts
    10,251
    Blog Entries
    1
    Rhonda, I remebered when you mentioned you saw these. So I took my little bits and came up with these. The rectangular log cabin is finished 1/4" logs; the two squares inaccurate 1/8"-not paper pieced.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  18. #18
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    MS
    Posts
    3,486
    Blog Entries
    2
    It is so small it is hard to imagine making them.

  19. #19
    Power Poster Rhonda's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Salem Iowa
    Posts
    15,798
    Blog Entries
    50
    Quote Originally Posted by oksewglad
    Rhonda, I remebered when you mentioned you saw these. So I took my little bits and came up with these. The rectangular log cabin is finished 1/4" logs; the two squares inaccurate 1/8"-not paper pieced.
    I love them! I haven't really done that log cabin design in minis. I have used it as a border on hotpads tho. You did a wonderful job on those!

  20. #20
    Google Goddess craftybear's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Central Indiana (USA)
    Posts
    30,667
    Blog Entries
    194
    Wow, thanks for sharing!

  21. #21
    Super Member ConnieF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    NW Wa
    Posts
    1,703
    Rhonda , Thanks for sharing.....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.