If you follow the posts here you know the quilt guild that Donna, Gwen and I belong to is having a show in January 2013 and the members of the guild have been asked to contribute mini quilts for an auction at the show. Donna inspired me with some that she recently posted and I decided to give it a try even though I've never made one before. I discovered it's hard to get points to come out nice when your squares are tiny but these quilts are fun to make.
Here are my first two, both embellished with some beadwork. I've got two more in the works and will post those here when I get them done.
This one is 12x12:
I used beads and also some gold thread for a little hand quilting.
This one is a bit like cheating but I'm going to turn it in to the guild anyway! It was the first hand applique I ever did and I abandoned the pattern in favor of a set I liked more. So now this orphan block became a mini quilt. It probably doesn't fit the definition perfectly but maybe someone will buy it. The size is 19x19 so it just sneaks under the 20" limit for minis.
It has some beadwork too and some tiny stippling to help the applique stand out.