Some years ago, I was sitting at a quilt show near a display of miniature quilts, when a person came up and said, "Those are the most unusual pot holders I've ever seen, but it sure seems like a lot of work to just get dirty and burned." I sat for a moment quite speechless and then explained the tiny quilts were not pot holders, in fact I was sure that if they were ever used for that purpose the makers would scream to say the least. He then asked me what good they were if they had no use and I replied that somethings are made to look at and enjoy the beauty. He walked off shaking his head. So what do you do with miniature quilts? Well mostly I hang mine and enjoy the beauty and feeling of accomplishment. Small quilts, like anything small, are best hung in groups. In the picture below are a group of some of the miniature quilts I've made over the years along with 2 paintings by my sister.
Here are close ups of two of the quilts.
Another way to give a miniature quilt presence, is to frame it. Pictured below is a quilt I made some years ago. My husband had it framed as a surprise for Mother's Day one year. I hang it above the bed in our master bedroom. Sorry about the reflections, but you get that with glass.
Also I thought I would throw in a sampler update. My cold, that I thought was almost gone, returned with a vengeance and became pneumonia so I have been confined to the sofa for a while now. I'm on the mend now, but the only thing I have been able to do is read and hand stitch so my sampler has profited.