The finger in the middle of this photo shows the scale of the tiny hexagonal patchwork. It’s one of the amazing miniature quilts created by Carol Henry of Carol’s Creations (click here to visit her site.) Her booth at the Space Coast Quilters show in Titusville, Florida last Friday was so crowded I didn’t get a chance to speak to her, but at least could feast my eyes on her work. Below is one sized for a doll bed.
Though I’ve been working with fabric using quilting techniques for a few years now, piecing regular-sized blocks isn’t something in my repertoire, much less these teensy wonders. Yet, due to an upcoming project, I need to learn how. One option is to use precut paper pieces as sold on Carol’s web site.
A new book called Miniatures in Minutes by Terrie Sandelin uses a single piece of paper as a foundation, which sounds like a good method. I snagged the last pack of Carol Doak’s foundation paper at the show, a lightweight paper that was recommended. So we’ll see how all this goes, it’s on the list of Things to Attempt.
If you’ve created any minis, please feel free to give me advice and/or post a link in the Comments.