I'm in the process of teaching a sampler class and after many times teaching it, I get bored making the same block over and over. Last year, while teaching and doing demos, I made a Half Pint Sampler. Meaning, instead of making 12" blocks, I made them 1/2 size, or 6". I decided to take it one step farther and really challenge myself and make them 1/4 size or 3" finished! And I'm making them the same way they are, so no paper piecing. This one shows MY block and a student's block to show the scale of mine. Hmm, don't think I'll go any smaller! LOL This is a 9-patch/snowball block and the finished size on those 9-patches are 1/2". I don't know how people make them any smaller. I could barely hang on the the things to sew them! And I have fingernails.