“It’s Just a Quilt”

“It’s just a quilt!” I told myself. It’s a quilt I’ve been working on for about six years, and it isn’t even that big. I was going to hand quilt it all, then I machine quilted part of it, but couldn’t think of what to do in the large star centers.

Today, I knew just what to do. There is a wonderful article by Lea Day in the new Quilter’s Newsletter which I have to admit is my favorite quilting mag of all) on machine quilting.

I know how to machine quilt. I also know that there is a lot I don’t know, and that I can do better if I practice. Lea Day gives us challenges, she shows us exactly hot to do it and then tells us to just get started. The first ones won’t be so hot, she tells us, but by the end of your practicing, you’ll definitely see signs of improvement and increased confidence.

No, no, those aren’t all from Leah Day, but Lea Day’s article got me started. There are some ideas I’ve been playing around with and this rainy day and her article gave me the idea to play around. Play is learning for a quilter, so my results aren’t perfect but this is “just a quilt,” and it’s a great place to play with some new quilting techniques and work on some ideas for the important quilts I am making for a couple young women having babies. 🙂

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2 thoughts on ““It’s Just a Quilt”

  1. Quilter’s Newsletter is a magazine I hadn’t heard of before. My favourite so far is American Patchwork & Quilting. I only buy it occasionally, as a special treat.

  2. WorldQulter says:

    It used to be called Quilter’s Newsletter Digest. I think it is one of the oldest quilting magazines in America. I like it because it has hard things in it, exquisite and perfect appliques, works by quilters who have taken a lot of time, new techniques, new fabrics shown – it has it all, and it doesn’t dumb any of it down. It’s also not afraid to be a little controversial at times.

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