Friday, June 03, 2016

Tiniest quilting ever?

Hello, Dear Reader,

Can I have a cheer for a tiny finish please?

I daresay I've mentioned how much I like sewing tiny things before?

When DH asked if I had any ideas about what he could do to protect one of the keys in his pocket .... it wasn't working properly after other keys had rubbed against it, damaging it ..... I instantly thought "aha!, my chance to make something from my scraps!"

DH doesn't often encourage my stitching you see!!!!

I pulled out calico for the backing, cotton wadding, and searched for some masculine looking fabric ..... I could have pieced something with flying geese, (maybe when I make one for me!) but I decided this had better be quick, before DH changes his mind about it!

The key used to have the red cover above! Mark I is on the right,
and Mark II on the left just before finishing. 
I knew I'd seen a link to a tutorial on Pinterest for a small sheath to carry a lipstick which attached to a keyring, and I set about finding and adapting the idea to make something suitable. In the end I couldn't make the closure work for a key! So I decided to use the same size shape without the closure - Mark I.

Mark I - I haven't quite finished this yet .... and I'm not
sure what I can use it for after my size changing,
 as it is now too small for lipstick.
Then came my Mark II version:

Mark II - Is this shadow quilting or echo?

Once all those ends were stitched in,
I simply folded the two ends together,
then stitched down each side.

Tah Dah! Mark I and Mark II finished.

Have you quilted anything really tiny lately?

Thank you for calling by today! Have a great weekend, I'm off to visit you next!

Its always great to hear from you.

Barbara xxx

Linking to Amanda Jean's Crazy Mom Quilts - Finish it up Friday!


KimM said...

Oh, man! Teeny tiny!

Christine B said...

That is tiny quilting Barbara but it looks like it will do the job! Have a lovely weekend! Christine x

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Oh yes - there's a teeny little cheer happening here!

Sheryl said...

Perfect and really handy Barbara, hope he uses it. Thanks for the link.

handmade by amalia said...

This is fun, Barbara. Tiny is the new big.

Brigitte said...

Such a perfect tiny little finish, Barbara. Great job.

Tiffstitch said...

That looks perfect! Great idea and congrats on completing such a tiny, detailed work.

Sew of Course said...

Well done, a tiny solution for a big problem ;-)

Amy DeCesare said...

I love it! Teeny is always cute. Maybe DH will ask for something a bit bigger next time!

Lara B. said...

Very clever Barbara! That took some very close stitching. I could not help but notice the very tiny snail cross stitched keychain too. Sew cute!

Jo said...

That is tiny but fabulous. I have been having a little catch up on your blog because I haven't popped over for a while and I must say I love that little rag doll, so cute. Jo x