You may call me crazy…

I really like to make mini quilts.  I like the challenge.  It’s become a joke with the wonderful group of quilters I belong to – at the retreat they were all passing their scraps to me, because I could make an entire quilt out of them.  And I will!  But for now, I must share this:

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My friend Lynette offered a trade – I make a miniature quilt for her, and she will quilt one of my finished tops.  How could I say no to that? Her MIL is into miniatures, and has a miniature castle which, I’m assuming, must be quite drafty, and the miniature occupants are in need of a warm quilt.  Lynette wants to give her MIL a mini quilt, but doesn’t have the mental instability required to piece blocks that finish at 1 inch.

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I am not the first person to make such a ridiculous quilt.  I got this pattern from a book called “Mastering Precision Piecing” by Sally Collins.  Her quilt is pink, brown, and green.  She gives directions, but I decided to draw the blocks up in EQ and paper piece the baskets.  Being accurate is incredibly critical when you’re making a quilt that is 5 inches square.  Today I will quilt it, which fortunately will take me all of 5 minutes! :)

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Peggi, that is totally amazing. You never fail to awe me with the quality (and unbelievable size!) of your work. Great job!

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