It’s Time To Party – A Tiny Dresden Party

Everyone loves a party don’t they?  The children shouldn’t get all the fun with balloons, we adults need a bit of fun in our lives!  In January this fun came to the land of Two Tiny Makes in the form of Diedras from Quilty Obsessions tiny dresden party.

A whole month of teeny tiny pinwheel style fabric creations.  The challenge was to make these beautiful little flowers to adorn our fabric creations, embellishing and adding to their beauty!

I had planned to make 8 as I was sewing them by hand I thought this would be achievable in the month. A healthy target but yet one to fail at. I made 4 plus 1.  Here are the main 4.

four hand stitched colourful flowers with birds in the centre
I used bright neon fabrics for my petals steering from the cute flowery fabrics everyone else chose and centred them with these fabulous birds. I love them I just needed to find a use for them to complete the challenge.

A Book Cover

As part of my Finish Along list I decided I wanted to make a book cover with my newly loved mini dresdens. I ran out of time to show them off in January but doesn’t mean I couldn’t catch up.  The book I decided to cover was Tula Pinks 100 Block book.  I choose some Kona solid colours of teal and heliotrope for the main bulk of the cover and the neon colours to create a striped spine:

Most of the projects I do are hand sewn but apart from carefully hand sewing the mini dresdon proudly on the front I did the rest by machine.  I do find that my stitching is often all over the place and I this is possibly due to my machine but also my need to practice!

My main issue when creating this is I didn’t measure properly so although it fits, I ended up making it too small. I really should measure properly in future projects!!

Plus one…

The observant amongst you would have noticed I said 4 plus 1.  I very sneakily made a 5th one. My smallest one out of tiny scraps for my send a little love project: 

It fitted in perfectly with my heart-shaped theme.

Now I own this new skill I am very likely to make more. I think they are a really good way to add a bit of pow  to a project.  If you have a spare moment or two then head over and look at all the other creations on the #tinydresdonparty hashtag.

What else do you reckon I could embellish with my left over dresdons with?  If you could host a party for making what would you make?

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