Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Back to Basics

I often wonder why we do the things we do.  My husband once described quilting as the act of cutting up prefectly good fabric to sew it back together again, what's the point?  I see it a whole different way.  I find quilting therapeutic and very rewarding.  One of the struggles I have always and still have is accuracy. I find miniatures are a way for me to work on the basics of quilting, accurate cutting and pressing make all the difference.  I am not always as successful when it comes to larger projects, probably why I have moved to applique and hand piecing more as of late.  So when I set a side a day to tackle a mini, it is always a very satisfying endeavor.  Not only do I get to work on my skills, but I end up with a miniature version of a quilt on my bucket list, which is way to long to ever complete. 

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  1. What a lovely little quilt - and a great red too! the squares look only about half an inch across - a challenge indeed :)
    Every Stitch

  2. I had really had fun making this one. My mini wall will be happy to have it as an addition once I get it quilted. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. It really is lovely! And very effective in just the two colours!! Love it!!