Apr 11, 2010

It ain't a quilt until...


I don't know who said it but some quilter said, "It ain't a quilt until it's quilted!" (And bound, I would add.)  So now that I have taken all the pins out of the "Perfect" quilt (see previous post) I took it upon myself to pin baste the tea cup quilt.  And the first thing I said to myself was, "Why did I make such a big quilt?  Did I have to get so carried away by all the fun I had putting these fabrics together?"  Now the free-motion quilting is starting to feel too much like work. Well, at least it's not too big to fit under the sewing machine.  And I did find a couple of lengths of fabric in my stash that I could piece together for the backing.  Meanwhile, my head is buzzing with ideas for making the next quilt or quilts.  Probably I'll make a quilt to donate to charity, or perhaps a humorous wall hanging. And I do have the beginnings of a sunbonnet Sue embroidered quilt that I ought to work on.

5 comments:

Laurel H. said...

That sounds like me; DOZENS of quilt ideas in the back of my head, waiting to be made into quilts! Thanks for sharing; I'm glad to know I'm not alone. :)

Michele Bilyeu said...

Your quilts are all looking fabulous! But I can sure relate. I was attempting to quilt a twin size quilt yesterday and both wrists were screaming uncle in no time! Even with my braces on! But, gosh it's fun and I'm so happy to be sewing again! Just coming to your blog gets my ideas going..you're contagious for sure ;)

Quilt Fabrics said...

The Big Coffee quilt is making it way to completion. So excited to see the finished product. I hear you on the big quilts, tons of fun!

Nanci said...

I feel that until the quilt is washed and dried that it isn't finished.
It then gets that finished look.

Not Lucy said...

It feels good to get a flimsie made but it is a much better feeling to have the final finished project in your hands!

This quilt is looking great!