Itty Bitty Patchwork Ornament by Mymble

Summary

Category:
Home & Decoration
Pattern:
Itty bitty patchwork ornaments
Status:
Complete
Started:
2013-12-11T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2013-12-16T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:
None

Description

Itty Bitty Patchwork Ornament from Pretty in Patchwork Holidays

This project wins the "Fiddly" Award...just sayin'....but I do love the results and it fits perfectly on my handmade ornament tree.  I have three more piles started to do the others, but it's a slow process and I basically grab ten minutes to go downstairs and cut tiny little 1" squares when I can;)))...so maybe I will get at least one more done by Christmas!!!

One thing I did differently is that I simply placed batting against my patchwork tree, then the shot cotton backing, and THEN I added a layer of stiff iron on interfacing, ironed it and then added another piece of shot cotton for the back and sewed around the tree. Then I used the pinking shears...it was just a lot easier to get the interfacing to iron onto the back rather than trying to get it to adhere to the itty bitty patchwork, which even after mucho pressing, spraying etc...was still a bit bumpy:)))...end result was the same, so it worked well.

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Emmajb

Comments

sew_what

That's really cute. I admire your patience.

Readerowl

sweet!

Caribousmom

That's really cute! I don't know if I would have the patience, though!!!

HawkFan

Love it but I know I wouldn't have the patience

Mymble

Thanks sew_what , Readerowl , Caribousmom , & HawkFan ...I think you could describe it as patience over several days...did this little bits of time, so it didn't seem so tedious:)

Quilt455

Sew cute but I couldn't do it. Would make me even crazier...how small are the squares?

Mymble

Quilt455 1" is the size you start with and then they are 1/2" when you are done...yup the Fiddly Award goes to...Itty Bitty Ornaments;)))))

Posyp

Love the look of this, What a great way to use up the tiny scraps that accumulate.

Mymble

Posyp Thanks Rosemary- yes the making was fun...it was the finding of enough greens, and the oh so careful cutting that was the "fiddliest"...the actual sewing wasn't as tricky as I had imagined it might be:)

Emmajb

Holy cow 1"! It's really really cute though. I tend to learn towards finicky projects so I may have to give it a try to use my scraps. :)

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