My obsession with rainbow paper pieced stars hit me hard. Really hard. My attempt at integrating one in my Confetti Quilt wasn't successful, but that didn't stop me from trying to figure out what to do with ones I had already made, nor did it stop me from making more.
My original version started as a 4" star. While making bright rainbows, I wondered what it would look like in pastels. I actually loved it, but it didn't make the cut for my Mini Quilt (to be shown soon).
I couldn't very well let it flounder in the great abyss of unused blocks. Oh no. Logically a mini mini quilt was in order. Don't you agree?
|4 1/2" Pastel Paper Pieced Star|
That's kind of cool, Right?! I slapped on a binding and have a sweet little Easter inspired mini mini! I think I may swap it on Instagram (#miniminiquiltswap)!
While making my stars (Oh, My Stars!), and posting on instagram, I had plenty of input on what and what not to use with the Confetti Quilt. Then it happened! The challenge!
Go Small or Go Home!!! Chawne @ Completely Cauchy and Jeifner @ Secondhand Dinosaur threw out a challenge. Betcha can go smaller...and so I took the challenge on and created this little jewel!
|2" Finished Micro Mini Mini Quilt|
Seriously?! Paper pieced. This is where the 'call me crazy' comes in! I could not not try it!
Of course I had to quilt it. Of course I had to use Alison Glass Artifact. Of course it didn't exactly get centered!
Binding this little one was certainly interesting! It had to be done. What's a quilt without a binding? A WIP or a UFO, that's what!
I have a 1 1/2" strip for the binding, but it looks massive against this little piece.
There you are! Lost in the binding, hiding away! I use a variation of Crazy Mom Quilts Tutorial for binding, and in all honesty I could have used a 1 1/4" strip for this one, or even smaller.
Isn't it hard to imagine binding something so small? Let alone having those mitered corners! It kind of blows my mind. Yeah, a little crazy!
Will I ever go this small again? I wish I could say 'ARE YOU CRAZY'?! Then again you never know when someone throws out a challenge what you will do!
I took the challenge. And I loved every second of it! There is nothing quite like pushing your limits, trying something new or stepping outside the box!
This little one, I'm thinking I want to keep it. Then again, I want to trade it. Maybe give it away. It isn't perfect by any means. There's a little 'wonky' happening, but hell fire...I kind of don't even care!
So, what do you say? Are you ready to go Micro Mini Mini?! Do you want to take the Micro Mini Mini Quilt Challenge?!