Friday, January 29, 2010
A New Day, A New Project
I finished my little quilt today,unless I decide to go on and add a few tabs to hang it. I may do that eventually.(I have it across my rocker at the moment,Connie)I covered another box today. When I finished the quilt, I found myself wanting to go back and work on it some more, so I brought out a little pillow top I had started, heaven only knows when, and decided to use it in another little quilt.I had some strips left from the last quilt, so I have been using them on the new one. I'll probably put it together like the last one,using up a few more scraps.I wasn't as pleased with the finished product as I had hoped to be. The batting was to fluffy, and I hemmed it before I stretched it tight enough, and it doesn't lay as flat as I had hoped, but hopefully, I will learn from my mistakes and do a better job with the next quilt.I think I could get the hang of it shortly, but the quilting part, I don't know about that. I never measure my pieces. I just free hand it all, and that was part of the reason my quilting did not suit me. I tried to follow the seams and sew in the ditch like my sister, Vicki, showed me, but the rows of stitching were showing up crooked on the back, so I ripped them out and tacked it.Mom tacks all her quilts. I tried quilting a couple of my pouches,but can't make myself do too much of that finer intricate work.I think it's beautiful, but I haven't mastered it yet. I don't use a thimble, and my fingers are a little tender tonight.I will not be going to Mom's tomorrow. We are getting a lot of snow, and I'll stay in. No grand kids until Sunday,if Pop will go after them. I don't drive in snow,especially since my little accident a few years ago.So I'll have all day to work on my new project. Till my next post,Happy Crafting.
Posted by Sue from Ky. at 10:07 PM