The joys of sewing again
Are the colors? Or is it the pattern, or the beautiful fabrics?
Or is is all together that makes one feels so glad about sewing a quilt?
Planning a quilt is something special, you see a pattern that you just love, then you look for fabric in your stash or go to a quilt shop (I always have to!…), wash them and ohh, how lovely they smell!
Cutting, sewing, making some little changes here and there, planning the quilting, adding the binding and getting it done. That is a long process, isn’t it? But it is a wonderful one!
There is love in every single step, the love for the one who you are making it for, the love for fabric, patterns, sewing, quilting. Every time the same steps, but you never get tired of it because you know how that makes you happy.
It remembers me what the fox told The Little Prince, “It is the time you lavished on your rose which makes your rose so important”. To me it is not only the time spent on a quilt that makes the quilt so important, it is also the love sewn in every stitch. Do you feel the same?
I tried something new this time, instead of using batting and the back side, I used fleece only.
It actually worked better than I expected, no puckers on the back and I could stitch in the ditch around the blocks:
But it needed more quilting. When you have only these two layers, you realize that. But hand quilting, well, not a good idea, the fleece is too thick, your fingers would absolutely strike on this matter! I got the idea from Eileen, she’s been using a running large black stitch to quilt her lovely vintage quilt. That was the solution! Thanks Eileen!
I’m sorry the pictures are not that good, but when I used flash they looked even worse.
It was a new experience, maybe I’ll make other quilts like this one, but I still prefer the traditional way! Even when my knees and back get so sore afterwards.
I’ve also finished some Preemies quilts for donation
Though it’s hard to see, I’ve quilted hearts all around, there are big ones, small ones , medium ones….
A dear friend gave me flannel in light, tender colors and once more, hearts as quilting motifs:
For two dear friends who have birthday in September I’m going to sew something special for them. I hope to show you some sneak peak next time!
Wishing you a lovely and creative week!