Monday, June 3, 2013

Most paths in life are curved.

After finishing the last 2 quilts, I was starting to gain some, if only a little, confidence in this quilting journey.  I was starting to understand some of the basic techniques used in piecing together the fabric and quilting, but I knew I still had so much to learn.

For this next quilt I decided to keep the same design as the previous 2 quilts, but alter the quilting.  This time I used hand-quilting thread and I used curved lines instead of straight ones.  I made small little marks along the sashing to measure my meeting points of the 2 threads I was weaving along each strip.  I was really pleased with the pattern and how it all came together.  Unfortunately, I didn't do a great job of basting my quilt so the back wasn't as tight as I would have liked.  I didn't really know how to baste, but I knew that I needed to layer the fabric.  I didn't know about taping down the edges of the bottom fabric, or pinning the layers together to keep them from moving around and shifting.  I just smoothed out my fabric on a table and did my best to keep smoothing as I quilted.  I'm so glad I know better now.  Fortunately, the precious little girl who received this quilt could care less.

1 comment:

  1. great curved quilting, Janet! and LOVE the fabrics! :)

    -Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation


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