Monday, 14 July 2014

Small Things

It's that time of the month again... yep, that's right. Le-Challenge is open, and this month the theme is small. 

As I've got a few big quilts I really should be getting on with, I chose to go for a small make. I had a few scraps of Indigo Crossing collection, which I'd been planning on giving to the kids for collage,  and chose the lovely English Paper Piecing pattern from Mud Pies and Pins 

I thought maybe It was a bit of a cop out trying the 3" butterfly, but to be honest the individual pieces were small enough for me - it really pushed my abilities. The stitches may be a little clumsy in places, but if you take a step back from it you really don't notice.








One of the nicest things about a small make was how little time it took  - the actual butterfly was done on a afternoon at my mates house while our pre-schoolers entertained each others. Bliss!

I appliqued it to a light blue polka dot, added my 2nd ever attempt at embroidery (please be kind!) then used a few larger scraps of the Indigo Crossing to make the back. Some stuffing a a bit of whipstitch later and my mini cushion was done.





The question now though, is what on earth do I do with a pillow that's 4 by 5 inches?


If you haven't already, consider popping over to Le Challenge and see what other lovely small things have been finished up this month. There are already a few cuties to see.


Le Challenge

14 comments:

  1. Fun combo and lovely butterfly. No idea what to do with it though :)

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    1. Thanks Vera. Its a currently sitting on my mantlepiece along with my daughter's birthday cards. Its a bit out of place. :)

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  2. A very pretty make. I would be tempted to use it as a pincushion.

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    1. Thanks Emma. I think as a pin cushion it would remind me too much of my uncles butterfly collection. Pretty but a bit morbid!

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  3. Very nice color combo, and I think your stitching is rather nice :)

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    1. I do love the collection. My sister has a king sized quilt from it coming her way. Whenever I manage to get if finished. Hopefully I'll have more scraps toplay with then

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  4. Oh very pretty! My idea was a pincushion, but it has already been mentioned, so no more idea, sorry - thanks for participating in le challenge.

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    1. Thanks for running the challenge, Nat!

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  5. This is beautiful. I think it can just 'live' on the mantle piece as a decoration :)

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    1. thanks Janine. That's where it still is, except when the kids appropriate it for one of their games.

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  6. So sweet! I think it's a cute decoration or doll cushion! Thanks for linking up to le challenge :)

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  7. I know my daughter would love to play with a little cushion :) and a very cute on at that.

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