One of the exhibits at the International Quilt Festival was called “Micropiecing: 200K”. MAN was this category amazing!!
Instead of the limbo mantra of “how low can you go?”, the quilting version is “how SMALL can you get?”.
There were 21 quilts in this exhibit, all made by Amy Pabst. The quilts focus on a traditional pineapple block done on a VERY small scale. All blocks are 2-inches or less and the strips are 1/8-inch wide OR LESS!!
The series was considered complete when the total number of pieces reached 201,751!!!
Many of these were pieced on a 1947 Singer Featherweight!!
These are a few of my favorite quilts in this exhibition…..
Linda lent her hand to show a bit of perspective….these are TINY blocks.
I loved the low-volume fabrics in this quilt but I bet that it was a pain to piece…..
“Sharp-Dressed Man” was designed using a friend’s discarded ties……
Just look at these blocks…..
This was one was my favorite because of the different designs formed by using light and dark fabrics…..
This quilt was made with 1/2-inch blocks, with 34 pieces in each block…..
I can’t say anything but WOW!!!!
She made this quilt to be entered in “Festival of Quilts” in England and she knew that a miniature quilt would be cheaper to ship……SMART!!
Finally, this quilt was made to emulate a stained glass window…..
I would say that she achieved that easily!!
Tomorrow we will have a look at some two-color quilts!!
6 thoughts on “Can it GET any smaller?”
These are amazing. Do you know what piecing techniques she used?
Hi Sandy…..they were paper pieced!!
The pineapple quilt in this series reminds me of the test pattern on NBC when I was a little girl. Most of your readers probably don’t even know what a test pattern is. I’m getting old.
Oh I remember the test pattern too!!!
I know what it is.,, haven’t seen one in ages
I don’t think that they exist anymore!!!