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.


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. ;)

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!

Free Hit Counter