I realized I mentioned it earlier - but it bears repeating... I do NOT like paper-piecing. I don't like tearing the paper off - yes, I know to use thin paper and a short stitch length, but I still don't like it. But I have learned that I can use a water soluble stabilizer instead of paper and just wash it away.... I LIKE that :) My product of choice is Ricky Tims Stable Stuff Poly.... No, I didn't get paid to say that - I'm just sharing what works for me, and that's what it's all about - finding what works best for you!
Any, back to my Mini! I dove right in and had the middle section pieced right away... it's looking good so far!
Next was the outer "wings" as I called them, they went together really well too... then we got to the finally assembly... As the following photo shows, it was a little scary at times but challenge accepted - I persevered !