This should be my last post about mini mini quilts… for a while. I took on 6 more mini mini quilt swaps and worked over the weekend to get them all put together. I have an inkling that these will crop up from time to time… but I really have other (larger) quilts that have waited patiently for me to wrap up this obsession, so I am looking forward to sharing larger finishes with you again soon.
I worked almost entirely from my scrap bin, and even after making all of these mini quilts, it is hard to tell that the volume has changed much.
The hardest minis to get started on were the ones where I was told that “anything” would be OK. I decided to stalk instagram profiles and accounts to help me feel a bit more secure in what I would be making. This is a lesson that is good for me to learn; it is probably nicer of me to provide a bit of color guidance to someone else than to say that I would like anything. Definitely food for thought. Do you prefer a complete open ended design or is it helpful to have some kind of input to work with?
I think my favorite out of this set ended up being the free motion quilted “Om” symbol. I like the blue and white, the texture, and I am glad my vision for it translated into reality.
And I think I prefer the back of the black and white mini to the front; the clean simplicity of the quilted lines over a black fabric seems pretty striking. I did have fun trying to make very teeny tiny black and white tile blocks, though.
All of these mini quilts finish at 4-inches square except for the gray/orange/blue flying geese mini, which finished at 4 1/2-inches by 4 3/4-inches.