I have finished my latest Miniature. It measures 7.5" by 9.25". I call it Baby Steps to Spring (as we seem to be making very little progress on that front, but I digress...) The design Baby Steps is by Carol L. Steffensen for Chickadee Hollow Designs. The pattern calls for civil war prints but I just had to do it in bright spring-y colors. The background fabric I have used is a Moda Kansas Troubles print. I thought it was perfect - just enough of a design for interest (I'm not a solids kinda gal) but very subtle so as not to compete with the bright prints and the embroidery and buttons. The other fabrics are just a mixture from my stash, mostly small prints, a few batiks, chosen solely for their color. It is machine quilted, "in the ditch". The buttons were purchased in Florida, at the World Quilt Show vendors mall at the same booth where the pattern was purchased. ( I learned that lesson long ago - buy 'em when you see 'em because you may not find them again later. Especially if it's something you really want. For sure you won't be able to find it again somewhere else..) So what do you think? Do you like it? I think it's just down right CUTE. As a button. Ha!
I think my next miniature will be slightly more of a challenge. I'm going to try one all in silks.... we'll see how that goes...
"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way." ~ Napoleon Hill