I signed up for an Inchies Ornament swap at Quilter's Gallery. I thought it would be fun and challenging. Except now I am behind! Yikes, it was suppose to be mailed today. So tomorrow it'll be in the mail.
Here are the little inchies, some beads (from my mom's stash), and some bigger beads I went out and got on Sunday. I used an older thread -- cotton but with a great sheen.
And, how about a close up of the inchie - -
You start by layering backing fabric, pentex and then a top fabric -- fuse it all together. Next you quilt it. Cut it up in one inch squares. Do a tight zigzag over the edges. Bead. Put together and voila -- an inchie. Or so it sounded in the tutorial. Check it out here at the Inchies Tutorial. I got all the little inchies done -- all six of them. All that is left is glue them on a little ribbon. I was all gung-ho to finish this off and chose a nice gold ribbon.
Like many of us I have everything I would ever need to start and finish a million projects. So when the directions said use a craft glue I went hunting. And, amazingly I found a brand new bottle. Whee! Check out that bottle. Evidently I've owned it for quite a while even if it wasn't opened!
OK, so that didn't work. Off to Wal Mart, the closest store that might have a decent craft glue. I'm still thinking I'd get them done and in the mail. Um, Wal Mart is a good 35 minutes away or so. Pat and I decided we'd check a little hardware store that was only about 15 minutes from home. I got a bottle of elmers glue to try. Which didn't work great on the gold braid. But I persevered. Tomorrow I'll have a photo up of the finished inchie ornament soon. I've actually got it almost completely finished! Yeah. And, then it will fly off to some other state to live in.