This little mini measures 16 inches square, and has 228 pieces in it! Those little HST's are only one inch finished, which is by far the tiniest piecing I've ever done.
My goal is to make a mini version of each of my published patterns, made in the colors of the original quilt. This is a sized down version of my Paper Doll Dress-Up pattern. Needless to say, I'd better get used to the tiny pieces, because sizing down patterns will mean more teeny pieces in my future.
For a long time, I have wanted a place to display mini quilts in my sewing space, but since the room was converted from my dining room, there were already some large things hanging on the walls. The perfect wall for display had a set of iron gates on it. The gates came from a salvage yard in New Orleans and I love them, but they are very heavy, so moving them was no small feat.
With all of the upheaval going on in my kitchen, I figured that now was as good a time as any to move some things around to get my mini wall space. The gates have been moved, and once those patches get touched up, I have all of this space to fill. I better get busy!
When I looked at the pattern to make the mini, I realized that I only wrote this pattern in one size. It was my very first published pattern, and I didn't start writing patterns in multiple sizes until a little later. Well friends, I decided to remedy that. I have revised my Paper Doll Dress-Up pattern for three different sizes (lap, twin, and queen) and am re-releasing it.
The revised Paper Doll Dress-Up pattern is now available in my Craftsy and Etsy shops. I hope you'll check it out! This one was so quick and fun, and I can't wait to pick another pattern to start filling up that wall!