Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Scrap Attack {Tiny Scraps with Ayumi}

We've covered a lot of ground so far in our weekly Scrap Attack sessions, from working with wild bias edges with Completely Cauchy to packaging up scraps into charming granny square blocks with Blue Elephant Stitches.  Today is all about getting small.   Making little.

Not everyone has an overflowing scrap stash.  Some are just starting to gather precious little bits.  I asked my friend Ayumi of Pink Penguin to join our Scrap Attack and she brought out this little scrappy masterpiece that makes such a great addition to our quilt-along!

Pink Quilt


Isn't that adorable!  And the scrappy hourglasses are made with 3 3/4" square scraps, finishing at just 2 1/4.  Eeek!  Those sweet squares in the sashing really do me in.



If you like this, you should know that it's very "Ayumi". She's often making marvelous with tiny, precise piecing.  If you're interested in paper piecing, you have to check her out at her blog, Pink Penguin.  You can hope over there today to find her Scrappy Hour Glass Tutorial.  It's clear and so very to the point.  Nicely done, Ayumi!

Remember any scrappy quilt top finished in 2012 can be entered in the Festival of Scrappiness this March.  Tiny works like this one or large works all have an equal chance at some yummy door prizes.  And, yes, you can enter multiple projects!  The more the merrier.  If you're new to this Scrap Attack thing, catch all the details, the button and links to all of our posts Right Here.  Happy scrappin!

15 comments:

  1. Its marvelous and reminds me of a quilt top I have from the 30's which I am laboriously hand quilting. Its a star pattern, but I think it must be the colors that remind me so much of this yummy little gem.

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  2. That is amazingly small, neat work! So precise! I too love the tiny squares in the sashing. Thanks for that, going to look at that tutorial.

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  3. Wonderful! So small pieces and all the seams match so perfectly. You're a seam fairy, surely.

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  4. I just love this wee mini, Ayumi makes fab stuff!

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  5. That is so sweet! And so precise!

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  6. Another example of the magic of patchwork! The finished product is more beautiful than the beauty of it's separate parts added together. I guess this is why we do it! I am so enjoying your scrappy posts.

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    1. It is magic, isn't it. Thanks for saying so about the posts, Kris! I was wondering if the scrappy posts were getting old.

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  7. This is fantastic! I think I'll give it a go.

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  8. Thank you Rachel for giving me this opportunity to write up the tutorial! Lynne's comment inspired me to go with a hand-quilting!
    I am looking forward to more scrappy posts too!

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  9. Amazing!! Such beautiful workmanship on such a SMALL scale!

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  10. This is so beautiful, so well done that it looks easy and doable. Will I give a try? My box of scraps is quite impressive.

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  11. Ayumi creates such lovely things! This newest project is no exception. I will definitely have to give her tutorial a try!

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  12. So glad you featured Ayumi in the scrappy fun--this little quilt is so precious. Makes you want to hole up in the studio and not answer the phone in order to get it done!

    Elizabeth E.
    opquilt.com

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  13. So excited to see you featured Ayumi on your site! I actually found her blog a few weeks ago and loved what I saw. I was also super excited to see she had come back to the blogging from a tiny hiatus over the holidays! This certainly shows me how small the world really is and also how popular Ayumi's work is :-)

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