As soon as the Bethlehem Star was finished, I started looking for inspiration for a new miniature. Sometimes new projects come to me with great difficulty. There may be an idea in my head, but for whatever reason, it just won't come together for me. Maybe I can't get the right combo of fabrics or maybe a test block just doesn't work for whatever reason. Sometimes, however, a project practically comes together in moments. This was the case here. I picked up this book:
and started flipping through it and found the inspiration for my project. It is named Multicolor Ocean Waves and I am sticking with that, just adding "Miniature" in front of the title. I was off and running. The half square triangle unit shown above on my finger finishes at 3/8" square. It is pretty tiny and this quilt is chock full of them. As you can see, the pinwheel unit above is looking a little wonky. It represents one of the great difficulties of working on this scale. Because the pieces are tiny and they are hand sewn, they get moved out of place. I will go back and look at it and see what needs to be done to straighten it up. Sometimes it is just repressing it properly and sometimes another stitch is needed to hold it. Just suffice to say it is a constant battle. This leads me to another thought - miniature quilts are really about problem solving - looking at your work and figuring out what needs to be done to get back on the right track.
Wish me luck.
Till next time.....................................................