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:

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

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

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  3. Holy cow!!!! That is insanely cute!!!

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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  6. Very cute. Love the twister quilt!

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  7. 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

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

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

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  10. 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!

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

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  12. Your Little Twister looks like Neopolitan ice-cream.

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  13. 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!!

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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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