Firstly I would like to thanks Dawn, who was so kind and generous to give me the freedom of her quilting frame. Thanks darl'n.
I once heard that a couple of glasses of drink can help with free motion quilting. So on the way to Dawn's place I picked up a can of diet coke.....lol. I was told, that diet coke isn't quite what they meant when saying about the drinking before quilting.
That was popped into the fridge as I was so sure I'd need a fix at some stage that morning. I think all up it took just under 3 hours to quilt my quilt.
So lets take a look at the photos Dawn took for me.
She's a big beauty and very impressive. Quilting frame isn't too bad either.....lol
That is me, you knew that thought....heheheh.
I learnt some interesting things while quilting.
- Don't bunny hop....... yeah right!!!
- Don't slow down too much and then plant the foot flat....... oops!
- Remember to check the backing fabric isn't bunched up and is nice a smooth..... gotch ya!
- That goes for the wadding too...... double gotch ya!!
- Have fun...... no worries about that ...I had a ball.
Show and tell time, thanks Judy for helping to hold my now quilted quilt up.
Different angle for you to see those blocks.
The back of my quilt. I'm pointing to a gathered bit that I didn't have smooth enough.
Okay now you have finished ooooohhhhhing and aaarrring over my ever so AWESOME quilt.
What did I learn???
I leart that even though its not purr-fectly quilted...I don't care. Yes I can see a few "aaawwww craps" on where I did a boo-boo. But that is what makes it so perfect in my eyes. It tells me yes I can make a quilt and yes I can do a great job. And yes, I will improve as each quilt is made and finished in the future.
In a nut shell...I am AWESOME. Quilts pretty AWESOME too.
For people who know me.... they know I say that about myself with my tongue planted firmly in my cheek. I hope my post has projected how excited I am to have made my quilt and how grateful I am with answers to questions, as I made the blocks and the support in the final stages. You too are AWESOME.
Oh yeah...about that can of diet coke????? It was enjoyed very much after all was finished. I was mentally drained from concentrating and my back was sore.
Wouldn't change a thing that morning.