Friday, July 10, 2009
The Finished Quilt
My first quilt! I call it "Star in the Midnight Sky". All that is left is to hand sew the binding to the wrong side! I can do that while sitting on the porch with a pitcher of lemonade and a smooth jazz radio station. I wasn't sure I would, but I actually like quilting. Taking the class insured that I would finish a quilt and would be better able to judge whether or not I have the patience to quilt. Of course, part of the enjoyment came from the class experience. It was a pleasant change to sew around other people. I like the planning stage of quilting the same way I like the planning stage of garment sewing. And, I've already signed up for another quilting class - Free Motion Quilting. This class is only one session and I will learn a skill that will allow me to get more creative on my next quilt. (I'm already thinking in terms of my next quilt!) Considering the way I obsess over matching fabrics, I'm going to start by purchasing fat quarter bundles with fabrics already matched and coordinated. Quilting won't replace garment sewing, but I do enjoy it. And … this was one of my goals for 2009. Actually, I've covered two of my goals: take a class and make a quilt. My sewing skills are expanding!