Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Blue River Quilt part 4

Today I have been working on my Blue River Quilt (I really should give it a more creative name, eh?). This sat on the frame for about 2 weeks with no progress while I worked on a blouse, but this weekend, I began quilting again, and am making great progress! Well, that is, until a song like "I CAN'T DANCE" by Genesis, or "I DIDN'T MEAN TO TURN YOU ON" by Robert Palmer comes on! Then I have to stop and dance a bit! :) I create a playlist on I-tunes to keep me company while I sew, and this time, I had it sort by song NAME rather than artist...see? I am in the 'I's...









My skills aren't 'all that', but the only way I'll get better is to just do it...so I am!








I am now to the point where I have to sew around all those triangular, pieced trees. Following a pieced seam is NOT easy for me...the seam allowances throw me off, as will a loose thread, a speck of dust, a fairy flying too close to my head... Ok, no fairies, but really, I have no excuse...EVERYTHING seems to encourage me to sew crooked! I have decided that gives this piece it's 'charm'....lets everyone know it is handmade...not manufactured or computerized!

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

2 comments:

Sew4Fun said...

It all comes with practice and you are getting plenty of that. :) There is no way I could sew even remotely straight on one of those, so I think you are doing a grand job. Who wants "perfect" anyway. ;)
Belinda

Marilyn said...

You know the way to Carnegie Hall, don't you? Practice, practice, practice.I really like all the swirly quilting lines. It reminds of...hmmmm...water!

 
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