About 13 years ago, I went through a short bout of renewed interest in quilting because some of my coworkers were quilting. One friend, Mary Jo, really like paper piecing and she gave me a pattern for a paper pieced star. I made the star block then used that for the star section of a mini flag quilt top but never got around to quilting it.
That sparked my desire to make a new mini quilt for every holiday/month. I moved into a new office at work a few months ago, so now my new goal is to have 2 mini quilts for each holiday/month (one for home, one for the office). Most of those I’ve made so far are my own design.
I only have one mini quilt for January so far – Mittens. I used fusible web to fuse the mittens and cuff to the background fabric then used a running stitch and embroidery floss to embroider the string between the mittens (so they don’t get lost).