Friday, February 19, 2016

Mini Mini Goes Practical


If you are a hand quilter then you automatically fall into my utmost-and-highest-respect category. The patience and endurance to hand quilt something is just levels far, far above anything that I can fathom!

Flipping the story just a bit, some time ago, when my mini mini phase was all you saw around here, Tracy, had left a comment on one of my posts that she just might get sucked into all the craziness. So, I naturally asked her if she wanted to swap with me too. After she gave me a long list of all the reasons that she shouldn't, she spontaneously decided to jump and take the plunge too as I had.



Like only husband's can, it would seem that both of ours poked fun at us because of the silliness of a "mini mini" quilt... I mean, what the heck do you do with these sweet, but labor intensive goodies, anyway? After having made my mini mini and finding that it was not as fun as she had thought it would be, Tracy graciously offered for me not to make a her's in return... but that's not exactly a swap, right?


So, determined to make both of our husband's eat their words, I decided to take it to the next level and make Tracy's mini something practical. I relatively quickly decided that a travel needle would be the perfect thing for her since she does a good amount of hand sewing. (and her stitches are just so tiny, delicate, and so perfect... I really don't know how she does it?!?) I loosely followed this tutorial, but had to make some adjustments since our sizes where not the same.


I really enjoy adding some nice little decorative accents myself...



Be sure to read Tracy's blog post and see what she made for me... her post touched me very much when she explained why she chosen each thread, fabric, and her inspiration behind it. It left me laughing out loud and smiling the whole time!
 

So, here's another WIP, finished and marked off my 2016 goals! Just one more quarterly goal to knock off my list.... and it's only Febuary!

11 comments:

  1. Making the mini mini into a needle case was a brilliant idea! Love the measuring tape fabric you used and the hand quilting makes this that much more special!

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  2. Oh Allison! It's so, SO perfect!! I love it! I love everything about it, right down to the blue fabric on the inside of the pocket! (what is that fabric??) Sewing the 'thread' through the needle must've been a bit tricky! I still haven't quite figured out how you did that...
    You made me feel so special and valuable ~ thank you!!!

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  3. That is so neat! Didn't know it until today, but I read both of your blogs :)

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  4. This is absolutely awesome. Lucky friend!

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  5. Wow what a gorgeous needle case. Great way to use your mini mini - although I for one would never suggest that they actually had to be something useful!

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  6. What a beautiful needle book - love all the clever finishing and decorative touches you added to it.

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  7. Beautiful and thought through as always! You are just amazing :)

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  8. You designed and sewed a very pretty and practical needlebook/sewing case for your friend. I love the front cover with the needle and spool of thread. Mixing felt and cotton is a fabulous idea! Your handquilting accentuates and enhances the design. The pocket in the back us a great idea! I might just have to make a mini mini too! LG, Karen

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  9. You are so amazing. I hope you know that. <3 I love this!

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  10. WOW, this is fantastic!! Love your design, what a lovely and practical gift. Your photography is also perfect!! Thank you for participating in the Finish-A-Long, on behalf of the 2016 hosts!

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