My aunt, P. Mookie, started me on a new addiction-quilting! I've been practicing and mostly finished one!
This was the perfect first quilting project as it doesn't involve any ironing (or "pressing," as PM told me!), very little pinning and for the most part, if you mess up, you can't really tell, or that's what I'm telling myself. This is a square rag quilt made from flannel, I'm clipping it, then I'll wash and dry it a few times to fray the ends of one side. I'm not a fan of pre-washing, pressing or pinning and my aunt had already done the cutting, so you'd think I couldn't go wrong! It looks okay, and it's given me some great ideas.
Of course, my man said, "I like how it's not all perfect squares, some are trapezoids, it's looks nice." This is a non compliment as it's actually supposed to be squares! It's almost as bad as this non compliment someone told me once, "Everybody hates your nose ring, but I kinda like it."
This quilt taught me:
1. How to do a straight seam (or not).
2. Chain stitching-I think that's what it's called, I sewed the small pieces in a big long chain.
3. I'm no good at holding pins in my mouth.
4. I'm not a perfectionist.
You can see my next adventure in the right corner of the above photo-pinks purples and oranges for my baby girl!