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:
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.
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!