Friday, September 4, 2015
I don't know but when I saw this...I totally cracked up. I think I might have felt like this at one time. But, since I have become the "Queen of UFO's" it seems I barely have a moment between projects, LOL. My plan in the next few months is to focus on UFO's. No new challenges...just challenging myself to finish those quilts that I loved enough to begin.
The core of quilting is not the fabric...it is the sharing. And yesterday I participated in a time honored tradition of passing on the love of quilting to my DIL. She had set a task of creating a baby quilt for a friend. Last week we talked the basics of quilting and the fabric choices. Yesterday was cutting, introduction to the sewing machine and actual piecing. I was surprised at the challenge of teaching a beginning quilt lesson...why you ask?...I realized that over time I have developed so many short cuts and leaps of faith in my quilting. Remembering the correct way to quilt...well, it was difficult, LOL.
Oh, and I found out AGAIN...that you are supposed to read all the instructions...which meant a lesson in the use of the seam ripper! She was a real trooper. And if you check out my Instagram you will see her in action :)
I am so proud of her! She chose the fabric, cut out the pieces and sewed them together into an adorable baby quilt. In a couple of day we move on to layering and quilting.
Today I get to play with my sister and then off to QuiltWorks for the First Friday Gallery show. Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend and I'll see you back here on Tuesday!