I found a piece that fit the bill perfectly and then tried to decide what I could turn it into. I have never done a miniature quilt before, so thought this would be the perfect time to give it a try. A miniature quilt is basically a real quilt pattern scaled down to a very small size, usually less than 24" in diameter. After combing the internet for a while for tips, and not finding much, I forged ahead.
I also have never done the Dresden plate before. The only problem is there is no pattern for the Dresden plate in a miniature. So after several attempts with paper, I had a pattern I believe would work.
I did figure out quite quickly that I must sew with a 1/8" seam instead of the usual 1/4". It is amazing what the iron can do to make your blocks look good.
I made four blocks and put them on a white background. You end up with a hole in the centre, so I put a white circle in the middle, with a cute button in the centre of each.
Now just to be really crazy, I wondered how small I could make my prairie points. I used 1 1/2" squares for them. Let me just say this was fiddly work to stitch down.
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