Sunday, July 19, 2009

What I Love About Quilting

Let's see now, where should I start? I guess with the fabrics. They are so beautiful and there are so many to choose from. It's endless riches, yet easily affordable to sample a lot and mix and match and play with a host of fabrics. That's a pretty good start on happy right there.

Then there's the fun of putting them together in pleasing combinations - all nice and symmetrical. And then transporting the pieces to the sewing machine and stitching them together.

Choosing the material for the backing.

And then, the part that usually gives me a wee bit of trouble - getting all three layers: backing, batting and quilt top together neatly without wrinkles or bunchy bits.

And then the quilting. I really wish I were better at this part, too. I'm learning with each new quilt I make, but I'm nowhere near as good as I want to be. However, it is still immensely satisfying to me to be able to create a one-of-a-kind beautiful, useful thing that is warming and comforting.

I am so glad that the people to whom I've given my quilts have liked them and use them. It makes all the hard work worthwhile.

And I'd like to think that someday, just like this old quilt from very long ago is still used and loved, the quilts I've made will still be used and loved as well.

Hope your day is filled with things that give you joy!!!
Hugs and kisses,


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Your thoughts mirror my own. What a great post. I love it.

Miri said...

I totally agree!

I love the quilting on the first quilt-I was thinking of doing something similiar on the next quilt I'm quilting (already basted) but wasn't sure I'd like it-I think yours looks great and I'm going to try it!

Oiyi said...

I like how your fabrics are neatly stored. Such a pretty sight.