Recently I discovered A.T.C.'s, and along the way came across a reference to "inchies," on the blog "Small World of Inchies and Twinchies." This is a fun blog with open challenges on a regular basis. I had to learn more, and came across an article about art quilt inchies.
Art and quilting and inchies? All at once? I had to try it! And it is fun!
This piece came together so quickly and was spontaneous every step of the way. And colour! I got to work with some of my favorite colours.
Back view, close up
I started with a one inch square piece of fabric for the top and for the bottom, as well as a piece of batting, some scraps of fabric, thread, and a glue stick.
The wire frame was a piece I had made ages ago, then decided it didn't work for what I had in mind. I had set it aside on my work table where it had languished. Suddenly, I knew the frame was the perfect thing for my first inchie. I added the embroidery at the bottom in yellow to give the piece a better fit, and button holed the piece to the wire.
I dug through my stash and came up with this nice coppery chain and a clasp to finish the piece up.
I hope others give this a try.
Just an aside - a great reference for getting started in A.T.C.'s is "Art in your Pocket"