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.