Never say “NEVER”!
- Fabrics, patterns and colors I did not like at all a few years ago are now my favorites.
- Techniques I thought I would never be able to do or enjoy, are now my favorites.
The quilt below is the proof. Our tastes change and I love this.
I finished this quilt and I enjoyed so much working on it.
Size: 38”x38” ( the flower sphere measures 30” ); at this size, it was easy to quilt it.
I would have loved to quilt it by hand, but this is something I think I will never be able to do (well, I just said the word “NEVER” again).
Nicely textured quilting, after I washed the quilt.
Since I started the Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt for my mother, I keep thinking how to quilt it.
This motif was a “last moment” idea and I like it very much, I will quilt it on that quilt too (one more reason to finish that top soon!).
I like to quilt with light colored thread, it looks very nice on dark fabric.
When I first learned what a quilt is, I thought that the most important part of it is the top.
I was so excited about all the patchwork patterns, colors, and fabrics and I thought that a quilt doesn’t need anything else.
I thought that the quilting is just a stitching that keeps the layers together.
I understood that batting is necessary for bed quilts, to provide warm, but I couldn’t understand why to add batting to a table topper?
Yes, this happened in 2001! How silly on my part! Fortunately, I have made progress! And now I am happy that I can add this texture to a quilt top!
All the fabrics used for this quilt are from the “Fusions 5573” collection by Robert Kaufman.
199 pieces to baste on paper templates then to whip stitch. A lot of hand stitching, still a quick project.
As I sew most of the time by machine, I can’t believe that I say that a hand stitched project could be quick!
White backing to highlight the quilting.
More pictures from the piecing stage