Hello! Welcome! It’s my turn on the Tiny Toffee Blog Hop! I’m really excited to show you what I’ve been working on… but first let me introduce Susi. I feel like Susi and I go waay back. She’s been coming up with brilliant ideas that I can’t resist getting involved in for several years now. It started back in 2013 when she set up a Weekender Friends group on Flickr. I have a sneaky feeling that none of us have actually made our Weekender Bags (yet!) but we had a lot of fun making blocks for each other. Susi’s latest venture is Tiny Toffee Designs. She’s created the most adorable, tiny paper pieced patterns to fit inside a 1″ hexagon. Her latest pattern set is ‘Dream Big‘, there’s an elephant, a swan, mountains and more. And they are all tiny. Susi asked me to share the heart design with you today but as you’ll see, I couldn’t stop there.

A little bit about how I did the foundation paper piecing… I used my tried and true, most favourite technique… using freezer paper instead of paper to create reusable templates (no paper ripping required). Find my tutorial here. The only thing I did differently for these tiny patterns, after sewing each seam I trimmed the seam allowance to 1/8″ to reduce bulk.

If you’ve taken a peek at the photos below you’ll notice there is not pieced hexagon in sight. It’s not that I’m against English Paper Piecing, but my first EPP project has been a work in progress for three years now so it seemed best not to start a new one! Instead I’ve used Susi’s patterns to make the ends of Kristyne’s Round Pencil Case (find Kristyne’s pattern here), they were a perfect fit for each other!

Pop over to Susi’s Tiny Toffee Designs Etsy store to see more of her beautiful designs!
For more inspiration, take a look at the rest of the Blog Tour…

3 thoughts to “Tiny Toffee Blog Hop

  • melissa

    OMG! How adorable! Susi's designs and Krystyne's cases are a match made in quilty heaven!! Love these SO much!!! x p.s your fabric choices are perfection ( as always! ) ; )

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  • Veronique

    What a great idea to combine the two designs together. These tiny pencils are adorable. Thanks for this inspirational project.

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  • Susi

    Thank you so much for this super gorgeous make Rachel!!!!! You know I´d steal one right out of this picture! 😉 xoxo

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