I finally made a mini. There are a few low-light areas in the upstairs hallway that need cheering up and this flower petal-style Dresden will do the trick.
I used the Sizzix BigZ L Die - Dresden Plate, Large with my Fabi to quickly die cut the 24 petal shapes — 12 in prints from Leah Duncan's Meadow line from Art Gallery Fabrics and 12 in Kona white for the back of the petals. For the center I used the tin foil and cardboard method to create a circle out of Squared Elements in Citrine. Les Points in Powder from Frances Newcombe's AGF line, Cherie, might just be my new favorite low-volume print. We'll see.
Here's a peek at the back, where it's easier to see the quilting. I'm debating whether to quilt around the flower petals shapes a few more times — possibly twice. I had a piece of Pellon batting left over from a large quilt; I'm always happy to use up scraps. Finished size is 19" square, and I now get the popularity of mini quilts!
All I need to do now is make a hanging sleeve and it'll be up on the wall. Actually, I need to make a few hanging sleeves. Do you have a favorite method or tutorial?
The pretty fall flowers were delivered to the house yesterday; we lost our 14-year-old cat,"Marten Meowface," and the vet sent the bouquet. Marten would have loved a chance to chomp on the leaves; she was a plant chewer. :)