Monday, April 7, 2008

Alotta LITTLE Stuff

I've been working on many little things the last couple of weeks. I can't believe how far behind I am in posting these little projects, I have quite a few pictures to show today. I made a couple of cellphone cases for my daughter and her friend. Pretty simple to make and they come together quickly. I thought they would be fun accessory for the summer. My daughter invited me to tea and scones on Sat, we went to this place that serves tea in real tea cups. It was fun, none of the cups or plates matched and the place was all decorated just like being at Grandma's house, with gingham table cloths and if you were really in the mood, there were fancy hats for everyone.
I finished hubbies socks, no I didn't just whip this up. I started them in Jan and have been working on them very slowly. It's good to have them finally done. He loves them.
Have you ever seen such a small Dresden plate? There are 12 petals in this tiny thing. I found this book and had to give the little piecing a try. Galloping Pony web site also offers tips and tricks to making such teeny tiny piecing. These are NOT paper pieced. And yes the seam is 1/4". She has a fun little story about how the Galloping Pony came about. "The galloping horse theory says if you can’t see a mistake in a quilt from a galloping horse it really doesn’t matter". Isn't that a hoot!
The finished size of the 16 patch is 2". I think this might go in a frame for hanging on the wall. The finished size of the whole quilt is 8"x6".
Galloping Pony does collage style with tiny blocks. Here's my version of a collage. The churn dash blocks are 2" finished as well.
I promised some progress on my little sewing case. Here is the outside all stitched up with zipper and gusset set in. We've only been working on this case as a group once a month, so that's the reason it's not finished yet.
The handle is very small, this might get replaced with something a little bigger.
A view of the front and back with the case open.
Inside of case with raw edges showing. These will be covered and part of the centre zipper area will be cover as well.
I haven't finished the inside yet but I thought I would show this in progress anyway. I've covered the raw edges and started making the pocket. There will be thread holders, scissor holder and a holder for a small ruler. So that's it, all the LITTLE things I've been working on. Did I say little enough times....LOL

29 comments:

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! I NEED this case!!!! Yes this one. this exact one! And for you to make it for me! I just LOVE it! OK, I have to find that book in Paducah! I bet I can find it!

May Britt said...

The little dresden plate is so cute. I love dresden plates patterns and have made some quilts of them. Also a mini dresden quilt which I have not finished yet. And your sewing case is beautiful. All those japaneese patterns are so nice.

Knot Garden said...

The phone cases are really nice, I love the retro fabrics. I also REALLY like the collage you made. But the Dresden plate is just amazing. You must be so pleased with how that turned out:)

Laila said...

I love all your miniature blocs.The little dresden plate are amazing. And so are your sewing case. Realy great work.

Guðrún said...

The sewing case is awesome.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

Look at all the great stuff! Where to start? Love the dresden plate for sure and that Churn Dash collage is REALLY NEAT!

Worth the wait, *karendianne.

yellowfarmhouse said...

I love those cell phone holders, but are you INSANE with those teeny tiny blocks. Holy smokes those are small, but they sure are CA-UTE. Love the way the sewing case is coming along - very sweet. Those socks for hubby are way cool - and I bet he does love them. Oh and that collage is adorable, like all of your things. You've been a busy "little" girl :)

Hugs - karen

Jackie said...

You have been extremely busy!! I love the little cell phone cases! Actually, I love all the work you have done. Hopefully your hubby is enjoying his new socks. They look warm.

loulee1 said...

What sweet little projects. I love the plate, but I'm a sucker for Dresden plate! LOL

KSedlak said...

Wendy,
You have been keeping very busy in your sewing room. I love the little blocks. The Dresden is my favorite.
Did you know Virgina is coming to teach a class on Saturday. I signed up months ago and am looking forward to making a collage with her.
Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful "Little" projects.
Karen

Darlene said...

So many teeny tiny things but they equal to huge Eye Candy! Wow, you've been busy, busy, busy - as usual I love it all. :-)

una quilter said...

I LOVE this post - everything about it. Your work is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing the address of the Galloping Pony site. Such a treasure to find. Love it all - did I say that? Take care.

Judy said...

Oh Wendy, I had to come on to check my bank account and stopped by really quick and then BAM! All these lovely goodies to see! Yikes they are so gorgeous!

All the projects, the socks, the mini's...spectacular...but the Sewing Case is coming along so nicely! I knew I liked it from the moment I saw the pattern! Just fantastic!!

galloping pony said...

After reading your comment on my blog I had to check out yours. Nice, love all the pictures. Your collage and minis look great. I love seeing what others do, and I even noticed the quarter Dresden on the sewing case, cool.
Happy Sewing, Virginia

Stina said...

I love the little dresden plate...beautiful fabrics...and the framed picture with the churndashes...Such a brilliant idea..really love it...clever!! ;D
And you did that sewing case...impressed...I think its so beautiful...have seen the pattern in a book and wanted to do that one...but when the instructions were on Japanese I closed the book...;D..Congratulations!!!

Libby said...

*sigh* Is there anything cuter than little teensy quilt blocks? Oh they are just delightful . . . looks like I'm off to shop for books *s*

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Wendy! You've been a busy girl! Love the socks -- I'll bet hubby does too. And that sewing case is going to be awesome. I think I need one of those LOL!

Ginger Patches said...

You have been busy! Those are some itty bitty blocks--too cute! I love it all! I was at a class and the instructor called it the "drive by" test...you hang it outside your house and drive by if you can't see the mistake it's fine lol!! Those are both my kind of tests lol!!!

Ginny Worden said...

Love your little blocks. Delightful work, thanks so much for sharing.

Cheryl said...

I don't even know where to start.
What a great post and so much great eye candy!!! That Dresden plate block is wonderful and love that sewing case! The framed piece...I need that really bad :-)!

Lea said...

Oh, My! So many wonderful project to see!
I love your sewing case. Yes, It's very pretty and adorable!You did wonderful work with this little guy.*S*
and your collage!!! Oh, Gosh, I love it!!!! I want to try this collage thing one day...
and your dresden plate and 16 patches.... I'm speachless.... Those are soooooo lovely.
and those cute cellphone case and your DH socks, You are so productive!*S*

Juliann in WA said...

I love the Galloping Pony! I found her at a quilt show in Spokane a few years ago and bought a kit to make one of those dresden plate collages. I also did a journal using an old encylopedia and a little quilt piece. And I love that needle case. Is it a pattern?

Wendy K said...

Luuurrrvvvee your sewing case and those tiny blocks are sooooo teeny!

alda said...

your new case is absolutely wonderful!!!! I love this!!!
alda

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

What lovely little quilts and the sewing case is wonderful.

AJ said...

Wow! The tiny quilt patterns are awesome!

Rabbit Stitchings said...

oh my I love the dresden plate...... I love, love, love, the sewing case... Just cuteness!!!! Its good realllllly good :O)....

Carole said...

My goodness you've been busy! Why don't you send some of that energy my way? Love all your goodies! Then again, I love all that you do! They are all beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

WOOOHOOOOO I see it!! I love it Wendy. I remember seeing the cell phone cases you made but not the other. Yep I'd love to make one.