It’s the question I’m asked most often. Someone considers a miniature, perhaps takes it in hand and pets it a little, and then, after some soul gratifying ooh-ing and ahh-ing, there’s a bit of throat clearing and a delicately asked, “But what do you do with them?”
Funny you should ask. Because one of the things I absolutely love about miniature quilts is just how many things I can do with them. So many more things, really, than a larger sized quilt. A larger quilt goes on a bed or over a couch or on a wall. Don’t get me wrong – I have larger quilts performing all of those exact functions and as every quilter knows, there is nothing like snuggling under a quilt – particularly if you get to do said snuggle with your honey.
But, with miniature quilts the array of display options is downright dizzying. On a wall, of course. They’re absolutely wonderful to display on a wall. But then, tote bags, note pads, pillows, journal covers, and so much more. I’ve got a list of ideas yet to come and can’t wait for summer vacation because it’s going to be a sewing frenzy around here! (Still hoping to get ahead on Christmas.)
This is Oh, Fransson!’s wristlet pattern again, the flat variation this time. I used the 13-Square foundation from Miniatures in Minutes for the rainbow squares. When I want something super fast and super easy that has a lot of punch, the 13-Square foundation is the one I turn to first. One foundation gave me two strip sets so I have another pieced rainbow all set to go – for the next one, I think I’ll try a cream linen for the bag body instead of black.
Meanwhile, this one is going to be casually (and, I hope, somewhat elegantly) dangling from my wrist at Quilt Market. This is me aiming to look like someone other than . . . well . . . me.