“Go big or go home”, yeah but “great things come in tiny packages”. “It’s all in the details”, yeah but “look at the grand scheme of things’.
Lately I seem to be doing a lot of small sewing, and less big stuff. The small projects have a much faster conception to completion, therefor more feelings of satisfaction, and pleasure.
I have made a new friend, who carves amazing little wooden dolls (about 6″ tall). I will try to get a photo of one of her amazing creations. She showed me one last week and I was inspired to make a little lap quilt for this precious little girl. Kj dresses them in old fashioned print dresses, so I knew I wanted to go with traditional and muted colors. Not my trademark palette, but I like to push my own boundaries to see what I can create from a new perspective. And clearly I needed to go tiny.
1″ squares make for fiddly, but fun work. It came together nicely in a soft rainbow.
just under 4″ square, this was one quilt I was willing to hand bind.
Sometimes the pleasure comes from creating, sometimes from completing a challenge, and sometimes it is purely from the desire to give something to somebody else to hopefully give them pleasure.
When I showed this to a quilty friend, she asked if I had recently looked at a blog called Twiggy and Opal? I have looked at the blog before, but not within the last month. Apparently she and I are on the same wave length, as she has made something very, very similar this week too. Just something in the air waves, funny coincidence.
This little one now lives over at Quimper Hitty with Carrot Soup, her new owner.