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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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