Tuesday, July 10, 2012

For the love of quilting

It's one of those times where I get to say never say Never! I wasn't ever a fan of quilting. It's not that I don't like the look - I love the look but it is so precise and seems like it would not be something I would be able to enjoy the process of making. I was afraid of messing up a whole bunch of fabric. The finished product would be worth it but I didn't think I could get all my seams to line up and make a quilt, much less have the affinity for all the cutwork. Well, I tried it and surprisingly it is not as hard as it looks! As my friend N told me, it's not as hard. Just enjoy the process. And I do enjoy it now that I've gotten a little better. Not all my points match up but I was never a stickler for perfection. Gives things a little handmade charm I say.

At the moment I am making 3 quilts. One top is completed and the other 2 are still being pieced - meaning I'm making the blocks. The one top that is completed is ready for the machine quilting action. Besides these I have completed the following projects - the tablerunner and a baby quilt.

Tablerunner for the kitchen table. It's not wavy anymore after using it for a few weeks. I love all these fabrics - most were Fat Quarters from Joanns. 


Back of tablerunner


Baby quilt - quilting lines are stitched in the ditch meaning inbetween each seam line there is a quilting line. This was my first time finishing a quilt!
Both together


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