Tuesday, February 2, 2010
First Quilt Guild Experience Today
Today will be my first quilt guild experience...Apple Country Quilters meets every Tuesday at the Methodist Church in Ellijay. It has to be better than the Garden Club....no body showed up...must be defunct.
Ok...This is my first quilt. As you can see, it's not anywhere near being done. Somewhere in there I have started hand quilting around each rectangle, but I'm not sure when or if it will ever be finished. The border material was purchased years ago (long before I ever thought of quilting) at a really cool shop in Cedarburg, WI...love that little town! The fabric really grabbed me and I knew that someday I would do something with it. In the gated community where I live they just started a hand work craft group that will meet for a couple of hours twice a month. Maybe after a years worth of meetings I'll have this done.
After I started hand quilting this, I decided machine quilting was the way to go and started practicing free motion quilting. I'm sure I've gotten pretty rusty in the months of move prep, moving, and unpacking, so I'll have to practice, practice, practice again.
Some things I've learned: 1.) I don't like quilting in (or is it on) a hoop and would rather just have it on my lap. I thought I was going to be making a crib size quilt, but this is almost a twin and a real lap full. 2.) I'm not wild about hand quilting...even though I'm not that bad at it.