In fact, these are so small I shouldn’t call them quilts. They came about because a group I belong to wanted to do an artist trading card (ATC) type swap. The size was set at 3 by 5 inches and a deadline was announced. I went home and created seven ATCs from my tortured fabric scraps. Then I wrote down the deadline wrong and missed the swap by a month.
Oh well. Maybe I can turn them into mini gifts.
I pieced the two cards on the upper left and added felt trimmings and embroidery. The card on the bottom left is a mop up rag with a plastic freebie attached. The remaining four are based on fabric painting, printing and stenciling experiments, with embroidery and some beads added. All the edges are finished with fabric paint. They were a fun way to waste an afternoon or two, and I could feel justified for saving those scraps.
If you have have any ideas for how I could use these, please let me know.
11 responses to “Itty Bitty Quilts”
I mail tiny quilts to friends as birthday cards. People seem to like them
That’s a nice idea. Do you send them in an envelope or just address the back side with the address?
I know they’re supposed to be postcards, but I put them in an envelope for many reasons.
They each are so wonderfully unique. They would make great postcards. Maybe you are just ahead of the game for the next swap, no?
Thanks. Now all I have to do is put them somewhere I can remember in a few years.
You could use them to inspire you to create a guild talk on the subject – I think people would be intrigued and want to touch them! Guilds are always looking for inspiration and fun projects, and this seems to fit the bill….
That could work if I could round up the ATCs that other group members created. Otherwise, I’d have to make more myself. Oh, boo hoo, twist my arm.
I’m attracted to the one with the lt blue background and running stitches . I can see more similar blocks with subtle background colors and shapes similar but different. Then the position of the blocks horizontal and also vertical. Perhaps of varying size blocks.
Ah, the ginkgo leaf caught your eye. You’d like Linda McLaughlin’s weekly leaf stitching output http://notesfromstudiob.blogspot.com/p/the-weekly-leaf-2014-weekly-stitching.html. Thanks for giving me another idea to kick around.
Oh, no–you missed the swap?! Wouldn’t the participants still want your creations? It’s a fun way to try out ideas without too much commitment.
Yes, very small is a great way to experiment with designs. The problem with the swap idea is that now no one else has anything left to swap.