I managed to find a few extra moments yesterday and I was able to quilt and bind my granny square mini!
She is all done and I am so happy with her!
Her final measurement is 14" X 14", as you can see here in relation to my mug:
These granny squares were truly fun to put together. The time-consuming part is cutting since all of the prints are cut one at a time. Mine are cut at 1-1/2", rather than the 2-1/2" called for in the tutorial.
Do you know what I love about mini-quilts?
How quickly they go together.
Everything is a breeze.
There is no hours long machine-quilting session. No mile-long binding. No stack of 100's or 1000's of pieces to sew together.
They are quick and I can try new things without commiting to a large project.
Besides, I have so many quilts all around the house, that I don't even know how I could explain the appearance of another full-sized one.
Mini's make perfect little wall-hangings. Or table toppers.
I did a little loop-de-loop for the machine-quilting.
The part that took the longest on this quilt?
Picking the binding.
Seriously, I had so many bolts and pieces of fabric on my cutting table that it was like a mountain of cloth.
Normally I pick something that will cause a color to pop out of the quilt, but this time I wanted the print to take a backseat and let all of the little grannies steal the show.
I think my little floral print did the trick.
Believe me, you won't be disappointed with these little blocks!