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!