You get it right? I'm having entirely too much fun on making, trading and receiving these pieces! Just go check out this hashtag on instagram and you will see what I'm talking about: #miniminiquiltswap.
There is something oddly satisfying while making these. How small can you go? How different can you make it? How much detail is too much? It has become a challenge!
The finished size of these varies from 3 3/4" to 4 1/4". Tiny little bitties!
This was the last one I make. My swapping partner wanted peacock colors and I was happy to oblige! The first time I quilted this I was so mad at myself! What the hell was I thinking...I totally ruined it! Out came the seam ripper and I took an easier and more effective design.
Second time was a charm! You may be thinking, 'Did she hand stitch the binding? On a mini mini?'. Well, yes I did! In my defense, I have never machine sewn a binding on and I wasn't about to try it now! Plus, it only takes 10, maybe 15 minutes to tack the binding down and it gives me something to do in the evenings...no idle hands here!
One of these I messed up! Can you figure out which one it is? I didn't have the heart to redo it...I don't think the mistake took away from the design. At least I hope it didn't. The two on the left are Shibori Hand Dyed fabrics. Really, saving those little bits are paying off with this obsession!
I enjoy quilting these little ones too! Some of them get more pizazz than others. It depends on the design or should I say 'I let the design speak to me'!!
Like this one...it told me to go crazy and have fun with it.
I found a bag of shot cotton half square triangles and knew I had to use them. Why else would I be holding on to them for so long?!
Favorites? Yes, I have a couple! The top one in this photo is one of my very favorites! It started as one idea and when that wasn't working, it morphed into this abstract color monster!
And I do love my first two Mini Minis!
I have received a few gorgeous and wonderful mini mini quilts in return, look at these!
Top Left: Yvonne, Top Right: Michelle, Bottom Left: Shauna and Bottom Right: Silvia. This is why it's fun to swap! Each one is a unique and wonderful piece of art!
I'm trying to tame my fanatical fixation and only make the occasional mini. However, I fell off the wagon this morning. It was a moment of weakness! One step forward, two steps back...the cold hard truth is, I enjoy making these. I just hope it doesn't become my norm...and that eventually there will be a cure for what ails me!