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« on: March 02, 2010 05:12:02 PM »


This is my first Craftster Craft Challenge and my first quilt!  With spring coming, I realized that the little snails that my dear gave me for Christmas were going to need something for their afternoon picnics.  Even though there's still snow outside here in Minnesota, they decided to have an indoor picnic with tea and a snack of leaves in my living room as soon as it was finished:



I made the tiny cups, saucers and plates out of polymer clay and the leaves from paper.

Just the quilt:



The quilt ended up being a challenge indeed; first I cut tiny squares of fabric 3/4".  It was interesting to look for the tiniest prints I could find in my stash.  I handstiched 16 of them together in rows:



Then I stitched the rows together and machine stitched the edges.

A view of the back:



I tied the quilt with embroidery floss 'yarn':



The size:



A view of the wee squares:



I was so happy with how the snail quilt turned out that I think I am going to have to attempt a larger quilt one day; maybe something that's a bit more of a stash buster. 



Thanks for looking!  I hope you enjoy the tiny quilt as much as my snails do!

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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010 05:20:25 PM »

I continue to be amazed by these entries!! Your quilt is really incredible. I want to attend that snail picnic Smiley.
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010 05:24:27 PM »

how cute is this tiny quilt.  CUTE!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010 05:39:20 PM »

This is just amazing, I love the fabrics you picked, the tiny scale is really impressive, and the embroidery-floss-as-yarn is such a great detail. (And I'm a huge fan of snails, so I love that you're treating yours to such a lovely picnic!)
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2010 06:05:36 PM »

Oh that's darling! Makes me want to make little quilt coasters or something, since I haven't had the patience or money to ever attempt a big quilt! Love the patterns. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2010 06:24:59 PM »

This is very well made and super cute!
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2010 07:17:28 PM »

I thought it was a darling quilt...and then I realized it was TINY!

so cute...amazing entry...no idea why so many of you like snails...I might need to make a tiny salt shaker... Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2010 07:38:40 PM »

aww, that is soo cute.. I love the little quilt. You did a great job!!!
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« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2010 09:21:11 PM »

Ooh very nice! Love the colours & patterns on this - Very Spring-y.
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2010 11:29:29 PM »

I love this! I'm so impressed with the itty bitty squares and hand stitching!
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« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2010 12:59:37 AM »

This is the so cute! You did an awesome job!
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« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2010 03:25:35 AM »

Thanks for the comments and compliments everyone!

 
Oh that's darling! Makes me want to make little quilt coasters or something, since I haven't had the patience or money to ever attempt a big quilt! Love the patterns. Smiley

I love the coasters idea!  I am going to have to try that.  

I was asked in a PM where the snails are from, so I thought I would let everyone know that they are from tinythingsarecute.c om.  There are so many cute things on there, but I have a soft spot for the little snails!

I thought it was a darling quilt...and then I realized it was TINY!

so cute...amazing entry...no idea why so many of you like snails...I might need to make a tiny salt shaker... Wink

Oh no!  Then I might have to make a tiny umbrella to protect my snails from your salt shaker.  Smiley 
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« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2010 06:05:52 AM »

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I was so happy with how the snail quilt turned out that I think I am going to have to attempt a larger quilt one day; maybe something that's a bit more of a stash buster.

OK, I couldn't help laughing... Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2010 07:33:23 AM »

Your lovely quilt makes me want to try quilting too! Nice job.
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« Reply #14 on: March 03, 2010 10:24:05 AM »

Thank you for the inspiration!  I am going to make some of these right now for coasters.  oohh and how cute would it be on a keychain?Huh

Very adorable quilt and snails!
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2010 11:47:37 AM »

This is so tiny!!!! Love it!!!
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« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2010 01:33:42 PM »

so sweet! I love the teeny quilting!
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« Reply #17 on: March 04, 2010 06:55:17 AM »

OMG I love this so much!  I love snails- but snails on a picnic, that is awesome.
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« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2010 07:28:45 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2010 04:51:59 AM »

Wow so beautyful and thougthfull of you! Great entry!
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« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2010 05:10:16 PM »

so precious! I wish I were a snail. beautiful work
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« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2010 03:18:16 AM »

Aww, what a cute little picnic!  I especially love the quilt!
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