Friday, January 21, 2011

TRANSFORMATION (said in a big booming announcer voice--like on bugs life)

Well, I finally did it, the top at least.
I transformed this fabric....


This quilt top!!!!

Now I just have to quilt it.
I'm feeling pretty good about it though.
This is my first ever quilt - quilt.
I've quilted but never sewn a quilt top.
So for my first attempt I made two -( matchy-matchy).
I've learned a few things along the way.
  • measure twice - cut once. (good advice always)
  • your iron is your friend.
  • your pins are your friends.
  • your ruler, cutting board, rotary cutter are your friends.
  • your pins are NOT your friends when they poke you.
  • spray starch is your friend.
  • your friends are your friends (when they give you good sewing advice)
  • quilts take a lot of thread, two quilts take even more.
  • sewing is very therapeutic - even if you have to unpick a little.
If the rest of the quilt goes this well I may make another!

Note: This post was published on my family blog in the fall of 2008.  The sad thing is.....I haven't quilted and bound the quilt tops yet :(   
I feel it coming...I just may finish this quilt....this year!

So I'm wondering what projects do you have lingering around? Have you decided to finish one or a ton of them up this year?
Feel free to drop me a note in the comments. I'd love to hear what everyone else is up to!

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