Saturday, 5 July 2014

More inspiration from Kelly at Jelli Quilts

Today we have the super talented Kelly from Jeli Quilts sharing some SMALL inspiration with us and showing some of her gorgeous makes!

I love the theme of this months Le Challenge, and so was so happy to be asked to guest post about it and hopefully give a little inspiration.  There are so many directions you could take with the theme 'small', but for me two in particular stand out. Small makes - I love them!  Perfect for when you need that quick sewing fix, which for me is half way through a quilt or in avoidance of hand sewing the binding.  Bags, pouches, coasters, cushions - they all fit that small make bill and generally take only a couple of hours to whip up.

Here are a few of my favourite small makes made over the last couple of years:

Top left  - Log cabin pouch (Oh Fransson prefect zip bags pattern -
Top right - Netbook cases - (modified version of the Ipad cover tutorial by One Shabby Chick
Bottom left - Michelle patterns Strap clutch (
Bottom right - Ipad mini case -  pattern by Schoolhouse Patterns (

The other direction is to literally go 'small' and make tiny blocks.  When I look at certain types of quilt blocks (mainly geese, I admit!), the first thing I want to do is scale them down to ridiculous size and see if I can still make them. There is just something so ridiculously cool about a teeny tiny quilt block, well to me anyway ;-)

They are perfect blocks to turn into pincushions, mug rugs, pouches and tote bags!

Top left - Mouthy Stitches tote - Tiny circle of wonky stars (tutorial by
Top right - Tiny geese pincushions  -  Goosed Up pattern (
Middle right - Ipad case with mini dresden circle
Bottom right - Super teeny pincushion - Juicy Goosey pattern (

Hopefully that has given you some inspiration for this months challenge, I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.

Thank you so much Kelly! I know that's inspired me to get sewing and finish my small project :)

Create something based on the theme 'small' using any type of craft and come and link up your finished project (with a blog post or Flickr picture) on the 15th July for a random chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the Fat Quarter Shop!


  1. The final bottom right tiny geese pin cushion is AMAZING! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. those tiny gese, amazing! Thanks Kelly for such great inspiration!

  3. Great inspiration! Especially love the mini block idea!


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