I decided to give it a try because my quilt guild has a show every two years and they use minis in an auction to raise money for guild projects. They've asked each member to make twelve! I don't think I can do that, but I can contribute a few. Now that I've started, I'm having a blast with them and think I may do more than a few. Maybe. We'll see. I've got until January 2013.
Oh yeah, I posted a two part question, didn't I? The second part was 'what do you do with a mini quilt?'. Honestly, I'm not entirely sure. Maybe a cute little table topper. Or hung on a wall, either with other small quilts or artwork, or in a small space all by itself. Really small ones could be used in doll houses as bed quilts, wall hangings or even as tiny area rugs. Adding a matte and frame would enhance any tiny quilt and show it off. Of course, like any quilt, a mini would make a thoughtful gift.
I've made my first two and planning to do a couple more this month. Both of these are embellished with beadwork and gold metallic thread for some of the quilting. They were fun to make and I think I'm hooked!!!
This one is machine pieced and is 12 inches by 12 inches.
This one is hand appliqued and measures 19 inches by 19 inches.