Monday, February 28, 2011
The Mini Mini
I am involved in a mini quilt swap via Flickr called Mini QT. The little quilts can be no more than 12-inches square and this month's theme is 3D. This isn't a secret swap, so you can't show photos of the whole thing until your partner receives her little quilt (which is OK, since my creation isn't finished yet LOL).
I have this dynamite idea in my head which requires the creation of a mini mini quilt (or maybe even 2). Anyway, I've been struggling with the mechanics of creating something so small. Yesterday, while I was finishing up the SUTK swap I came across the scraps I cut from what was supposed to have been the reversible place mats after I cut off the excess after I took them apart for the second or third time and added more of the yellow sunbursts (at least that's what they look like to me - or maybe kaleidoscopes).... I had a ton of these little pieced scraps - 16 of them to be exact.
So I started playing with them, turning them every which way, putting them together in different combinations, and suddenly, I had this little mini mini ziggy zaggy quiltie. The binding was also a scrap from the same project, already cut.
In all, the whole little quilt took less than 30 minutes, quilting and all.
Kinda makes up for all the problems I had with it's obstinate parent.