Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tiny Twister

Last month I finished a tablerunner using the Lil Twister ruler - click here to see that project. It was really fun to make, but imagine my surprise when 2 of my quilting friends found an even smaller twister ruler, called the "Itty Bitty Primitive Pinwheel"!






I got out some scraps and went right to work/play. It was fun fun fun!


I had some trouble when I tried to machine quilt this little treasure with invisible thread - look at the size of the skipped stitches! It reminded me how much I hate invisible thread! Once I switched over to Aurifil thread...smooth sailing quilting!


Then I got out the bead box and sewed a tiny bead in the centre of each pinwheel.




To compare the size of the blocks, I put my thimble on the quilt...it sure is tiny!




Just how tiny is it?!? About the size of a Tim Horton's coffee!
Thanks to Deanna and Barb for sharing their tiny rulers!

19 comments:

scraphappy said...

So adorable!! Your tiny treasures have me sorely tempted to take up miniature quilting.

Diane said...

that is just adorable. I love it I love the fabrics! I am tempted...

Cathy said...

Holy cow!!!! That is insanely cute!!!

Kate said...

Very cute! Very small! Was the Tom Horton cup the inspiration for the fabrics? The quilt looks like it was meant to go with the cup.

Debbie said...

Just adorable...how fun!

Ann Marie said...

wow it isn't even big enough to go around that coffee cup!!! Now that is some itty bitty sewing. I might have to take up mini quilting, they look so cool!

Jean said...

Very cute. Love the twister quilt!

Joanne said...

I tried the tiny ruler too. A lot of fun. I found out this week they have a couple of different "tiny" sizes. I have the 1 1/2" ruler and one of the other people in my guild has what looks like a 2" ruler. Definitely a fun activity. Joanne H

Kathy MacKie said...

Love it-love it- love it. Your color choices are great, good job.

Quilt Rat said...

WOW......and look it's not a UFO!

Darlene said...

Very, very cute!!!!!

Connie said...

Love the fabrics! This is so cute! I just bought the Mini Twister that uses 3.5 inch squares and will have that finished this week. I don't like invisible thread that well either. Great work!

Merilyn said...

Gorgeous little mini twister!!! Love the addition of the tiny beads too, adds such a sweet touch!!!

Karen said...

Your Little Twister looks like Neopolitan ice-cream.

Janet O. said...

I bought that template this summer, but haven't taken the leap yet. Love this little charmer. Your extra touch with the beads is inspired!!

Sarah said...

Wow! So tiny, Im really imporessed. I love the idea of miniatures but I think they might do my head in!

Plum Cox said...

Lovely and so little! I'd really like to make one, but I'm not sure that I've got the patience!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

oooh you are tempting me with that Timmy's coffee...we don't have anything like that here! :o)

Love that little quilt...so darling!

jeaniequilts said...

Thanks for bringing you Tiny Twister mini quilt to class today. Just love it! You are amazing!