Here’s my quilt so far. I’ve got seven of the twelve blocks done. Just five more blocks, and then there’s all the sashing and cornerstones and borders and stuff, and sewing it all together into a complete quilt top.
This course doesn’t get into the actual quilting, in which you turn the completed quilt top into an actual quilt, by creating a sandwich with the backing and the batting, and stitching the whole thing with a decorative design. That’s another course.
GC and I are thinking about getting our quilts professionally quilted when we’re done. It costs $3-something a square foot. Even if we take the second course (the actual quilting course), we wouldn’t be quilting our own quilt tops for awhile. We’d be learning on smaller things that it’s okay to screw up on. So we’re a little concerned that our quilt tops might end up unfinished in our linen closets, gathering dust.
Just like the prayer shawl that GC made in a weaving course he took with his son years ago.
Just like so many things, really. My linen closet is full of good intentions. So is my basement, my art/sewing room and my office/lovebird room. I even adopt other people’s unfinished projects at garage sales, with every intention of finishing them. How crazy is that?