Sunday, March 4, 2018

Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop




Today is the kickoff day of the Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop hosted by the amazing Carol of Just Let Me Quilt Blog.  I am looking forward to seeing all of the teeny, tiny pieces that will be created for this hop.

I have always enjoyed the challenge of making small pieces in my sewing journey.  It must be that the beginning of my sewing life started by making doll clothing.

For my project, I have selected a paper pieced mini quilt.  The Pineapple pattern has always been one of my favorites and paper piecing makes it so precise and tiny.  The entire piece measures out at 9 1/2 inches and is a completely scrappy project.



For the backing I used just a bunch of small pieces that were in the scrap bin.


If you are interested in trying this pattern, a mini pdf of the three inch block can be found at The Little Mushroom Cap

Another "small" bit of sewing that I completed was this year's 18" doll uniform for the grandchildren's school auction.  This year instead of a full uniform, I did a skort like many of the girls choose to wear.


Other than fabric postcards and mug rugs, another small sewing project that I have done in the past are puzzle pieces.  These are great fun for swapping.


Sewing small pieces is instant gratification.  I am looking forward to seeing what others are creating on a small scale.  I hope you will enjoy them too.  You can find other SMALL bits in these links below.



52 comments:

Farm Quilter said...

Amazing pineapple mini!! Talk about tiny pieces - wow! Love the scrappy fabrics too - perfect!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Just adore your mini pineapple. Doll clothing is not something that I can tackle, hats off to you. And your post cards are just darling in the puzzle shapes.

Creativeblonde66 said...

Omgosh, those pieces are sooooooo tiny, great job 💕

Martina said...

Wow, an amazing and lovel miniquilt! The puzzlepieces are a fun idea and look lovely and I adore your doll clothing. So sweet!

Dorian said...

What a lovely, colorful doll quilt! Great doll clothes too. Those puzzled pieces are very interesting! I've never seen them before.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Wow!! Your projects are wonderful, Mary...each piece is so time consuming too.

Vicki in MN said...

Great mini pineapple. And I love to make the doll clothes so that caught my eye.

Ramona said...

Your teeny tiny pineapple blocks are adorable! I just love the scrappy colors and border. I had not seen the puzzle pieces before, but what fun! Are they ornaments? And the doll uniform.... too cute! You have been busy in your sewing room!

Quilter Kathy said...

Wonderful mini! So happy and colourful!
Happy Small Blog Hopping!

Carol S. said...

The pineapple mini is...wow! It is gorgeous, Mary, with so many tiny pieces. The doll outfit is adorable and the puzzle pieces look amazing. You never disappoint with your creativity! Thanks so much for being a part of the hop and sharing these incredibly creative projects.

Kate said...

You are totally amazing!! :)

krislovesfabric said...

I absolutely adore your projects, had to zoom in on the pics to get a better look at all the details. Wow Mary, just wow!!

Vicki H said...

Love the mini pineapples. The embellishments on the puzzle pieces are so beautiful.

Suzanne said...

Your mini pineapple pattern is amazing! I have never seen the puzzle piece project...looks fun.

Sherry said...

I love your small projects! The mini pineapple is one I'd like to do one day. I've also been collecting doll clothes patterns to work on in my spare time. I used to sew for dolls when I was young. Planning more for when I retire in a couple years.

Janet O. said...

Gorgeous little Pineapple quilt!!

Melva said...

Those puzzle pieces are really cute. And that Pineapple mini is gorgeous! Nice job.

Sherry said...

I love your little quilt made with the pineapple pattern! You made so many fun projects. The doll clothes are so cute. I made school uniforms for my granddaughters dolls several years ago, they loved them. I also think the puzzle pieces are wonderful, I will try to visit a few others today, thanks for sharing your projects.

Kathy E. said...

My jaw dropped when I saw your tiny paper-pieced pineapple quilt! You must have the patience of a saint!!! It looks fabulous in all those beautiful scrappy fabrics and colors. Love those puzzle pieces too...they'd make awesome gifts for my teacher friends who teach autistic children.

Sharon Andersen said...

Wow, the mini pineapple is great! Thanks for sharing.

Susan said...

Wow! Impressive tiny piece - well done!!

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

9 1/2 inches?!! Wow!! That is tiny. Glad you used PP for the blocks. The mini is beautiful! Love that whimsical shashing and the striped binding. The back is such a pretty patchwork too. I have always admired your doll clothes. Amazing work, Mary!! The puzzle pieces are completely new to me. What fun!! This was a super fun post to read :)

-Soma

OPQuilt said...

Super-Duper All the way Around!!
I love the doll's outfit, your tiny pineapple and those puzzle pieces. Here I sit doing paperwork and you've already whipped these all out. Thanks for your inspiration!

Elizabeth

barbara woods said...

great quilts and other projects

Marian said...

As someone who loves to do puzzles, I'd love that pattern, those are just to cute. If you remember where you go the pattern I'd love to know so I can look for one myself. I really love the small mini wallhanging tho, it is adorable and the fabrics are AMAZING together. Great job with the pineapples. Love how you did the back too, that's my favorite way to do backings, I usually use fabric I ended up not liking for backs thus it gets used and I don't have to worry what I'm going to do with it. :)

tubakk said...

I love minis, and yours are amazing.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a precious little mini quilt! Sounds like you have really been busy once more working on a project for the school auction....how neat! The puzzle pieces what a neat idea! I must have missed them before.

LJ said...

Great work! I love pineapple blocks and haven't tried any yet but your small blocks are amazing. Yikes. Doll clothes are such fun and your 'puzzle pieces' are wonderful. Thanks for sharing all your projects.

Maria said...

WOW! your small project is amazing.. love the fabrics...
Lovely uniform your sewed for the doll and the puzzle pieces are interesting..

Corrie said...

Oh, those are tiny pieces. Wow! So nice. And doll sewing is the best!

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

Your pineapple quilt is so tiny and beautifull!! You definitely went with quite a "small" bunch of lovely projects as well. I think that there are too many to find my favorite but the doll with the school uniform is just perfect!!! I bet that was cherished by some very lucky girl!

Carla said...

I really am in love with your tiny pineapple paper piecing. Your doll uniform is so perfect. Amazing pieces, Mary.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

The pineapple mini is awesome. Your doll uniform is great too.

Mary Ann said...

Those tiny pineapple blocks are amazing. Thanks for sharing all your projects.

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Hands down...the smallest pineapple block!

Sue McQ said...

Oh my goodness! The pineapple quilt is awesome. Lovely doll clothes.

Barb said...

Now that is small.....love the pineapple quilt

Linda said...

What an amazing little pineapple! Just the cutest!

Tu-Na Quilts said...

A pineapple block is on my Must Make List, too. Not sure if a whole quilt is but I do want to try one block. Yours turned out so cute. I am curious about those puzzle pieces. My AZ quilt group makes "buttons" each year for our members to wear during our quilt show. These would be perfect. Can you point me in the direction of the pattern or tutorial? Thanks.

Patty said...

Wowza! That is amazing piecing!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Hi, Mary! Your pineapple mini is a stunner!! Especially at 9-1/2"!! I wish we could see these in person. That little doll outfit is superb - hope it earns lots of $$ at the school auction. And I'm intrigued by the puzzle block exchange pieces - such fun embellishments! So inspiring!

Kim said...

Your mini pineapple is gorgeous! Your backing is just as beautiful.

Raewyn said...

Oh your mini pineapple quilt is spectacular!!! I hope the school uniform does well in the auction...a great idea for fundraising. And the puzzle pieces are gorgeous with that embellishment...are they made like that decoration or are there more than one that interlock to 'solve a puzzle'?

Carol said...

All of your projects are wonderful, but I am totally blown away by the pineapple piece. Those are little pieces, even for paper piecing! Thanks for sharing your lovely work!

Cindy Staub said...

I love your mini pineapple quilt, it's adorable!

Amy said...

Hi Mary, I absolutely love the little pineapple mini quilt that you created. It is so adorable. The outfit and puzzle pieces are also so cute!

Pamela said...

Your pineapple quilt is exquisite! Love the border and backing. The doll outfit is awesome, too!

Createology said...

Your smalls projects are sew very tiny and precise. I love each one and I believe sewing tiny pieces of fabric is a huge labor of love. Sew Cute!!!

sunny said...

Oh my gosh - look at those tiny pineapples! Pineapples are on my someday list, but I think I might start with something larger. And I love your puzzle pieces. Is there a pattern somewhere? Just gorgeous.

julie mirdoch said...

Hey, at Needled mom! Super gorgeous. Is there a pattern you used for this pineapple?
Julie.mirdoch@shaw.ca

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

I have always loved those bold primary colors. Seeing your project makes me want to do some paperpiecing. What a great way to use those scraps!

Jeanna said...

I like pineapple blocks too and I love the colors in your mini quilt. That doll uniform is too cute!