Thursday, July 5, 2012
Biting Off More Than I Can Chew
Here is a quilted place mat that I made this past spring:
I use it on the bedside table of the guest room:
I have also use scraps of material from other sewing projects to piece together and quilt some pot holders. This has been the some sum total of my quilting experience to date. I didn’t really know what I was doing, I just wanted to use up scraps.
Was I daunted by my lack of education and experience when I for some reason took it into my head to attempt a larger quilt project? No, no, just plunge ahead full speed. Make it up as you go along.
Here we are in progress. Since I took this picture I have added a plain narrow border and then a wider print border. I have cut the backing and the batting and pinned everything together. I think it’s way too big to quilt on a regular sewing machine and I had not previously considered the possibility of hand quilting.
Now I know why it is fairly common to find quilt tops, unfinished, for sale at yard sales and flea markets. You would have thought the piecing together part was the hard part…but noooooooooooo.