Saturday, November 21, 2009

Fun With INCHIES And A Finished Rug

Each month when we meet, the members of my quilt group bring a project that we've been working on for one person. This month Janet asked us each to make her four 'inchies'. Are you familiar with those? They're similar to quilted postcards, and ATC's, but much smaller. Usually they are made 1" x 1", but Janet chose to have us make 'inchies-plus' instead, which measure 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" - so a tiny bit bigger than 'normal'. I had so much fun making the first four that I asked if I could do more, and she was glad to oblige. I ended up doing 11 of them and used a large variety of materials that included metal zipper teeth, lace, buttons, snaps, beads, and Scrabble tiles. Here is a link to an online photo album showing over 1,000 examples of other people's work. FLICKR
You might want to click on the picture to make it bigger so you can see the details better.

A couple years ago, Angela designed this cute sheep rug for our group to hook as a challenge. We've slowly been getting them finished - Eileen's is the most recent one to be completed.


Kim said...

Very cute. Might be a stupid question but what do you do with these "inchies"? My Mom's adult day care is always looking for cute and speedy craft activities, so these caught my eye.

Nedra said...

Kim and I have the same question. The inchies were very cute, but what do you do with them?
I remember when we used to design a rug that each member of our group would make. Looking forward to seeing what this group does.

TJ said...

Great job on those inchies. I'm curious as well.....what do you do with them ?
Prim Huggs n Blessins

Kim said...

Hmmm, it sounds like we might need an on-line tutorial. What do you think Gayle??

Nadine said...

Hi Gayle! I LOVE your Inchies, especially the one with the snaps! What a great idea. The one with the zipper teeth is awesome too; how did you do that? I need to dig through my old garment making supplies I think!

As to what you can do with Inchies--how about putting them on quilts? Just a thought... ;-)

Inchie Quilts

Kaaren said...

Sheep? And in a hooked rug?

Be still my heart!!!

Mimi Sue said...

Very creative. Love that rug. Mimi

carolyn@simple~primitive~devotion said...

Never heard of inchies and was wondering the same as Kim.
The rug is awesome. Gotta love those sheep!
Have a great week!

Lewaina@cliffsideranch said...

OK Gayle kim nedra, willow, nadine,carolyn and myself are clueless......explain inchies. Pease!
speaking for my self, I don't know what ATC's are either.
I know, I need to get out more! LOL
I love the hooker challenge. Is yours done?
Happy Thanksgiving!
Enjoy your day.