Little Gems: 15 Paper-Pieced Miniature Quilts by Connie Kauffman
Photography: Martingale photographer, Brent Kane
The finished quilts in this project book are only 12 x 12, so you can make them entirely from scraps if you'd like. Even the backing fabrics (14 x 14) could be pieced together from scraps.
Little Gems is a great way to learn paper-piecing, if you've ever wanted to try it. There are scale patterns for you to use as you're learning. It also covers quilting, binding, and creating a hanging sleeve.
The small size of these quilts would make them an excellent short-term project for adding beads if you've never combined the two before. I especially like the designs for "Forest Fire" (above), and "Tranquility" (below).
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