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    Here is what I am working on now. I sell to a local gift shop and she has an open house planned for the middle of March. So I have to get as much done as I can and get it up to her. I do Hotpads checkbook covers eyeglass cases coin purses bookmarks and keychains plus other stuff. There will be a Quilt Festival there the end of April so I am working toward that as well.

    These are the keychains I am working on today. The top one needs a couple of HSTs to fill in. The blocks in these are 1" hsts or star points in the one. The one that is sewn needs borders yet. But I thought I would show you while it is in progress.
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    oh, Rhonda, there are beautiful!! What patience you have to work with such teeny tiny pieces! Will look forward to seeing more of your work!!! :thumbup:

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    Those are beautiful key chains!

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    sew cute..

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    Rhonda these are exquisite!

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    Oh, my goodness!!! You certainly are skilled to work with all those tiny pieces. What a wonderful job you do also.

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    soooo precious!

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    Very nice!

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    Rhonda,
    They are absolutely gorgeous!! :D You certainly do have the patience of Job!! Thank you for sharing with all of us. We always love to see your projects.
    Cheryl
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    Thank you everyone. I have been gone shopping for grocs (oh joy) all day and just got home. Thank you for your kind comments. I love the tiny things and they really aren't that hard to do. I get bored with the process sometimes and have to keep motivated! I will post more of this order as I get more done.

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    As always, lookin good! G

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    Those are cute!
    You do such great work, Rhonda!

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    Adorable... I'm not sure I could work with such tiny pieces.

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    Thanks Gayle Terri and Rachel! I love doing them. I saw some even tinier today tho!! She paper pieced the blocks and her mother put them in these tiny little clear plastic boxes like a shadow box but they are so tiny!! Wish I had my camera with me at the time. She did log cabin squares and a couple of the pineapple ? I forget what it is called. The finished size of the pieces were 1/16" I kid you not!! If I get back into town soon I will go take some pics. These squares or rectangles are about 1" to 1 1/2" finished! And the boxes are just barely bigger. They are charging $15 and $20 per piece!! A couple of them are broaches. but most just have a tiny metal jewelry ring at the top like one you would put on a charm bracelet. They are so great looking. That is tiny!! I wish I had pictures to show. To give you an idea most of them are the size of a match book or smaller. And the quilt blocks are complete blocks. There were probably 4 rows out from the center on each side of the center. All this in a 1 1/2" plastic box.

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    WOW Rhonda, you do such amazing work. ...and as an added bonus to doing something you love you have a paying outlet for it. It doesn't get much better than that :thumbup:

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    Love your little keychains. Wish I had your patience. You do amazing things.

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    Thsnks Sharon and Burnsk! I appreciate your comments!! Hopefully I can stay motivated to get more done! And yes Sharon I do feel blessed to have a place that buys outright from me! Then to be able to share what I learned with you guys makes me doubly blessed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhonda
    Thanks Gayle Terri and Rachel! I love doing them. I saw some even tinier today tho!! She paper pieced the blocks and her mother put them in these tiny little clear plastic boxes like a shadow box but they are so tiny!! Wish I had my camera with me at the time. She did log cabin squares and a couple of the pineapple ? I forget what it is called. The finished size of the pieces were 1/16" I kid you not!! If I get back into town soon I will go take some pics. These squares or rectangles are about 1" to 1 1/2" finished! And the boxes are just barely bigger. They are charging $15 and $20 per piece!! A couple of them are broaches. but most just have a tiny metal jewelry ring at the top like one you would put on a charm bracelet. They are so great looking. That is tiny!! I wish I had pictures to show. To give you an idea most of them are the size of a match book or smaller. And the quilt blocks are complete blocks. There were probably 4 rows out from the center on each side of the center. All this in a 1 1/2" plastic box.
    A 1/16th? That's like a sliver--amazing

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    1/16"? I read that right? :shock: Take your camera next time, plus a magnifying glass!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    1/16"? I read that right? :shock: Take your camera next time, plus a magnifying glass!
    Yeah you read that right! It was amazing! It is paper pieced of course and extremely tiny! She did a heart in one little box and the whole thing is about 1". paper pieced not applique. I wish I could afford to just buy one but she is asking $15 to $20 and I just can't see spending that much on one. I realize it is amazing but....

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    Rhonda, your keychains are awesome. If you do get some pictures of the "match book" quilts I'd love to see them! Talk about the patience of Job!!!! Great job! I love to see your stuff.

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    oh so cute

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    You do such wonderful work. I am amazed. Those little bits of fabric would drive me crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by littlehud
    You do such wonderful work. I am amazed. Those little bits of fabric would drive me crazy.
    they aren't little when I start with them!! That is the trick!

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    Rhonda, your projects are just amazing.
    You are such an asset for this board helping us to broaden our "vistas" and give us new things to try.

    (translation--I love the little templates you sent but haven't gotten around to using them...... :mrgreen: --quilters always have way too many projects!)

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