Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Small, Smaller, Smallest Blog Hop

The challenge:
said, "Make something small"
and
show everyone what you made.

So I made a small quilt

using my latest quilt block pattern, Deer Meadow.
It's block #2 of the

I made the applique quilt block center and added scrappy 6 1/2" blocks for the border.
This is the first time I have backed a quilt with minky fabric and I love it!!
I quilted it with flowers on the Handi Quilter.
The quilt is 36" square and is a small project for me.

Then I made a smaller project,
a little dress (0-3 months) using 1 1/2" patchwork in the bodice that matches the small quilt.


The pattern is Catherine by Violette Field Threads and was fun to make.
I just made my patchwork and cut the pattern for the bodice and sleeve cuffs.

Now for some people, 1 1/2" patchwork isn't that small,
 so I decided on a project that is the smallest.

Tiny Mary Janes.


I marked an 1" grid on HeatnBond Light weight interfacing.


I cut out a billion lot of 1" pieces to match the quilt and the dress
and fused them to the interfacing.


Then I folded and sewed the seams on the interfacing to make 1/2" finished patchwork
to make the smallest baby booties (0-3 months)
for my sweet, new granddaughter.


They are almost too small, but they will make great Christmas tree ornaments.  lol
The pattern for the baby shoes is in the book, "making children's clothes" by Emma Hardy.
If you make these, I highly recommend making the larger size (3-9 months).

It was my idea to make the shoes patchwork

 which made the smallest project one of the longest projects.


Thank you, Carol for hosting this fun little hop.

Small, Smaller, Smallest.




This is the smallest love of my life.


and I love making small little gifts for her.

p.s. I hope my direct sunlight photos didn't blind you...
Lesson learned.


44 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I love minky on the back of a baby quilt, very sweet. The matching dress and shoes to go with the quilt - how adorable for a very adorable small one.

tubakk said...

I just fell in love with those shoes!

Cynthia Woodham said...

Beautiful projects.

Kay said...

The Mary Janes are the sweetest thing I have seen sewn in along time, and the baby all dressed up is just adorable. x

Dorian said...

Awww, how adorable! Your projects are so sweet, as is the Granddaughter!

Quilter Kathy said...

Oh my goodness total sweetness! How adorable your small projects are!
And of course your grandbaby is adorable!

tink's mom said...

She is so cute and so worth the effort especially of those sweet little shoes. It was so good of her to model your work.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhh Carla!!! Those shoes are just the sweetest! All of your projects are adorable

Vicki in MN said...

I can tell you had fun making all your projects.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

She is so precious! Love the dress and little slippers that match, great job!

Carol S. said...

That adorable little sweetie will be the best dressed and blanket wrapped girl in the neighborhood because of her grandma. She's so lucky! Those deer make a cute addition to the quilt and that dress...oh my...how sweet is that! Then the shoes...you totally went above and beyond with the small theme and I love them! Thanks for hopping with us and sharing your projects. You always rock my world!

Mary Ann said...

Ok you win...hands down..there will be nothing cuter on this hop than your super sweet little grand baby. Soooocute. And your projects are just the sweetest. Love as motivation is a wonderful thing. Thanks for sharing with us. made my day.

krislovesfabric said...

Oooooh, love your projects such sweet little shoes, and the little lady steals the show :)

Kwilty Pleasures said...

Those shoes...that baby, ♥️♥️♥️

Sherry said...

So cute! I love the matching dress and shoes!

Needled Mom said...

OMGoodness....those are all so cute and tiny. I love the sweet deer on the quilt and the patchwork dress is adorable, but those little Mary Janes are incredible. That wee little one is the cutest model for all your "small" items.

Calicojoan said...

Your something else!!! I knew just who would be wearing that adorable dress and shoes...sure enough she was right that at the bottom of the post. Love how you used your pattern for Wild Life in a quilt too! So many great ideas!

QuiltShopGal said...

Ahh,so adorable. Your smallest love of your life is just so easy to fall in love with. What a cutie pie.

Farm Quilter said...

How adorable is your gift set!! The quilt is so cute and the dress and shoes...icing on the cake!! I love your quilt block (thank you for sharing it with us) and you really knocked it out of the park with using it as a centerpiece of this quilt.

Susan said...

Aren't you creative! Love the matching outfit!

Deonn @ Quiltscapes said...

Oh, Carla! That baby!! How fun to make things for the little one - I hear grandkids are great. I Love your design for the quilt, and you'll soon be hooked on quilting with minky on the back. Makes such soft quilts, and really defines the quilting. Such a sweet little dress and the matching shoes are perfect! All of these are just the sweetest, especially your little model!

Martina said...

Ooh so sweet! Love your mini and the dress and shoes are awesome. They look wonderful and are worth the work!And that lovely model.....

barbara woods said...

adore those little shoes

Creativeblonde66 said...

Beautiful little projects 💕

Patty said...

Those little shoes are just so sweet!

Jenny said...

JUst beautiful, your sewing, and especially the baby!!

beaquilter said...

Cute girl in cute outfit and booties!

Kathy E. said...

Call me "jealous" with your beautiful grand daughter! I'm hoping someday (before I'm 80), that I will have one to sew for. Your projects are so sweet, especially those teeny shoes. Yes, they will make awesome Christmas tree ornaments and will be hung with smiles for years to come!

LJ said...

What a sweet little small person. Those babies sure do grow quickly so making an outfit a bit bigger has a better chance to be used for longer. Wonderful projects; I'm particularly in love with the booties and that precious little dress.

Sue McQ said...

A precious little one! Quilt, dress and shoes are so sweet.

thatfabricfeeling.com said...

WOW! What great projects and such a cutie in that dress! I adore all that you made and the little shoes are so sweet. Yes, they grow up too fast but that just means you get to sew more things! Well done and truly small, smaller, smallest!

Carol said...

Aww... such sweet projects! I love, love, love the little booties! Your little granddaughter looks precious in her grandma's projects.

Melva said...

What a cute coordinated set!

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute projects.

Corrie said...

Soooo glad you used minky on the back! The shoes are Adorable. What sweet projects.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Ohhh! She's precious and sew sweet. Those little Patchwork Mary Jane shoes are adorable. It doesn't matter what size you make those little shoes in the beginning, the kids seem to grow out of them overnight.

Cindy Staub said...

Your projects are so sweet and your granddaughter is precious!

Amy said...

You always make perfect projects. Your granddaughter is so adorable. I love those cutie little Mary Janes.

Pamela said...

Cute projects, those shoes are the sweetest!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Great job! Tiny feet in tiny shoes are always so cute!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Great projects. Your little one is so very sweet.

Marian said...

I love all of these projects Carla, but that dress is just absolutely adorable with the matching little shoes. Such a cute project and your granddaughter looks is a wonderful model. She's darling.

allthingzsewn said...

Girl you beat me hands down on the smallest, and that dress is adorable the only thing that can beat that little dress, is the sweet little girl. She is a doll. Which bring up the little quilt. What can I say. Kudos to you.

Susan-Sharon Passmore said...

Sew sweet! And congratulations on your new grand-daughter! She's going to treasure the sweet little gifts that you've made for her.