Here’s what I did today. This piece is 22 inches square, unfinished. Yes, the blocks are itty bitty. The green border is 3/8 of an inch wide. The orange squares are 1 inch.
Each winter, Sue M, a member of our local quilt guild, puts on a Mystery Quilt workshop. We gather with our tools, irons, sewing machines, and a collection of fabrics that fit general guidelines. Sue provides us with separate steps (cut Y pieces of Fabric A, size G by H) on paper, and by the time you reach the last step, you have parts that can be made into a quilt.
(Lilly Hansen’s baby quilt was the result of last year’s workshop)
Sue, who is a small woman by stature, is also famous for making quilts with tiny pieces. This year, she promised a small quilt from this workshop, after a few years at larger formats. There was one section of the mystery that I ended up editing out of the end result, and trust me, those pieces were SMALL. I edited them out more due to their color than their size- it was a dark purple that was fighting with the blue.
I don’t have plans for this piece once it is finished, but it might make a good gift for someone. Like it?