Tuesday, July 23, 2019

My Small Piecing Adventure

The amazing Chawne Kimber (@cauchycomplete) taught her class Adventures in Small Piecing for Triangle MQG this weekend.  Chawne also shared a very thought provoking trunk show.   It was amazing!  (And, yes, I know I said that already.)

In our class, Chawne shared sample after sample of her work - each sample shared was smaller than the one before and many had pieces that finished at 1/8'' if not smaller. .

Then she turned us loose and encouraged us to go smaller and yet smaller again.

This is my piece.  It is 6 " square!  It was a bit of a race at the end in order to get the last bit sewn and attached but I did it.

Look how cool the back of the piece looks.  I added a dime so you could truly appreciate the scale.

The process of creating was a bit of an organized mess - strips cut to the right side of the machine and the finger pressing and trimming as I go on the left side.   I would press the piece after I sewed down each of those outside rows.

I think I spent the whole afternoon smiling because I was just having so much fun.

My inspiration for my piece was Chawne's piece shown below.  What a thrill to have them next to each other!

If you ever have the opportunity to take a class from Chawne, do so!  You will have a blast!  She is not only talented but also such a warm, encouraging person.  I am so happy I got a chance to meet her.

You can see more of our photos from the event here.

Have a wonderful day! Patty


  1. Just amazing teeny tiny piece--beautiful work on this hugs, Julierose

  2. I have such a hard time believing that you made something so small - and that you enjoyed it. Hahaha I guess I think it must be hard. Although now that I'm thinking about it, I'm going to go put a 1/8 hem all around my fancy dress, about 5 1/2 yards, and I'll think that is fun. So maybe I should try doing a little mini quilt. Your little quilt is a beauty! And you did an excellent job!

  3. That's small! The result is lovely!

  4. Those are some tiny pieces, looks like a fun time!!

  5. Play time with fun colours!! Great job :)


  6. Very bright and fun. Sounds like a lot of time in your happy spot stitching this one up.

  7. I love your block! The class looks like a lot of fun! it was cool to see your quilt next to Chawne's. I do enjoy making mini blocks!


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