I was inspired by the St. Patrick's Day decorations I'm seeing everywhere and, of course, spring.
I wanted to make a tree of life block (on point) for the frame, but for the quilt to fit in the 6 1/2" wide opening, I knew the pieces of the block would have to be tiny.
I've made a couple of miniature quilts in the past. This is my favorite:
This quilt is 5 1/4" x 8" with a lot of small pieces, but I used paper-piecing for the flying geese. It was time-consuming, but not difficult. Unfortunately the tree of life block doesn't exactly lend itself to paper-piecing, so I knew I would have to machine piece all 59 pieces the hard way and that it might be a bit, shall we say, challenging. But the idea was firmly entrenched in my mind and, as my mother would attest, sometimes I'm a glutton for punishment. I decided to try anyway.