This mini quilt measures about 19″ square. The finished block size is about 8.5 inches, and the smallest piecing cut was 1.5 inches.
I have a confession to make. For some reason, when making this, I read the instructions about trimming the finished blocks wrong and accidentally trimmed my blocks way too much. As a result, some of my points have been cut off. <<headsmack>>
I may also have a bit of an issue with regular sized HST’s (half-square triangles). I’ve learned that micro-sized ones seem to amplify any imperfections and drastically affect block sizes. AND, for some reason, my machine kept wanting to eat up my tiny little blocks. It could be because they were tiny little blocks. In retrospect, I should have changed the plate on the machine so that only the needle could fit in (as opposed to the plate with a wider opening for a zig zag stitch). Perhaps it would have eased things a bit.
I’m really loving minis at the moment, but perhaps I need to finish my big Swoon quilt before I venture any further down the path of starting new projects.
Linking up with Amanda at Crazy Mom Quilts, for Finish It Up Friday.