For December, I have three of my Patreon’s unlock rewards. Two of the three are receiving a mini mini quilt reward. I like to check in with the individual to see if they have any specific requests or preferences, and I do my best to incorporate those into what I create.
Sarah from Smiles Too Loudly simply requested that I make something that brings me joy. One of the things that brings me joy is thinking about the person I am creating for, and I know that Sarah loves yellow, so I figured that was a good place to start.
I decided to go with a bit of improv piecing and I was thinking about how quilting is so grounding, and provides a sense of direction. So the piecing took on a bit of a flying geese pattern as a result of those thoughts. And then I had a lot of fun with the micro quilting to give the mini mini quilt some detail.
The Joy mini mini quilt finishes at 3-inches wide by 7-inches long. Looking at the mini mini quilt after the fact, I like how it can be rotated in any direction and create a different feeling and evoke different thoughts for me in each orientation. It seems a bit like a person on tip toes or like airfoil shapes in the wind…
Rose from Something Rose Made said that she enjoys my transparency and also suggested perhaps “solstice” as a theme idea. Since we are approaching the winter solstice, I thought that focusing on the sun glowing in the sky against a snowy scene would be the way to go for her mini mini quilt.
I did a lot of tiny improv piecing to create the sun and then expanded the pieces out to create a sky and winter slope scene. Quilting is a bit more minimal on this mini mini quilt, but to emphasize the winter aspect, I added in a bare tree shadowed and glowing in the sunlight.
Choosing the binding to finish the Winter Solstice mini mini quilt took a few iterations and auditions before I settled on this rich purple to frame the scene. The mini mini quilt finished at 6-inches square.
Both mini mini quilts are shipped an on their way, and I hope that these tiny tokens share my deep appreciation with them for their support.
Linking up with Finish it Friday.