After a two week hiatus, I managed to crank out a *very tiny* finish for this week's Project QUILTING challenge. I took my word of the year and turned it into a quilt. Mostly my technique was slice and insert and it was all a bit of planned improv, I wanted skinny lines and to make all the letters about the same height as the E which I finished first.
The strips finish at about 1/8" wide and the quilt finished at 2 1/4" x 9". It ties my Patchwork City mini mini quilt for the smallest quilt I've ever made. Fabrics are Alison Glass Kaleidoscope: Iris, Opal, Aqua Marine, Dragonfly, Beetle, and Peacock. It was pieced with Aurifil 50wt White (#2024) and quilted with Aurifil 50wt Medium Grey (#1158). I quilted it by walking foot echoing the letters, then I pillowcase bound it. By the way, my daughter wasn't very impressed. She told me, "It's hardly a quilt. It doesn't even have binding!" Here are a few process pictures to go with my finished photo above.
I'm linking up to the Project QUILTING 10.5 challenge. Voting will be open soon. You can pop over and vote for your ten favorites. (Mine is #70.)
Nikki DeRamus Moshier
The pins next to it give a sense of size! Great job with tiny piecing.
Thank you, Nikki. I had a great time challenging myself to piece tiny.
Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl
I saw your progress photos on Instagram and I love that you included things for size reference. What awesome tiny piecing!
Thank you, Yvonne! I've never (that I can think of) pieced letters improvisationally, so I enjoyed the challenge. I figured tiny was good for getting it done quickly. It went from idea to completion in less than 24 hours. :-)
Anja @ Anja Quilts
Wow...that's tiny piecing. It looks great. I voted for you. ☺
Thank you, Anja. The worst part was turning it right side out since I pillowcase bound it. Otherwise, the tiny piecing was fun.
I love this and what fun to do improv letters. Love the quick finish but the great effect - inspiring.
Thank you, Kathleen. It was a lot of fun. We just found out that we have an upcoming guild challenge that it looks like I'll get to put some improv letter piecing to use again. :-)
The Joyful Quilter
LOVE free-pieced letters. They are SEW much fun!!
Thank you! It was great how they mostly came together as I imagined. I'm sure glad I didn't have more curvy letters in my word. ;-)
I love this!!! and I love that it's tiny!
Thank you, Kim! I look forward to hanging it in my house. I think it'll go in the kitchen.
Love your letters! On behalf of the FAL crew, thanks for joining in!
Thank you, Ella.