My most recent mini quilt project was an appropriate one for the week of July 4th:
The pattern is called Red Letter Day, designed by Camille Roskelley.
I started with this selection of fat eighths:
The two fabrics on the left have a nautical theme of sailboats and anchors. I was not sure if the navy/white sailboat fabric might be too big in scale for a mini. I took a small ruler, and used 1/4" marking tape to create a viewer with a window the same size as the finished blocks in the quilt.
I still had some doubts, but I decided to go ahead and use the sailboats. It was a bit of a leap of faith to visualize the final block. You can see that there's a big difference in the look of a finished block compared to an unsewn block.
I'm glad I stuck with the sailboats. Here is the finished mini:
Kind of looks like fireworks to me.
Happy Fourth of July!