Remember last spring when GC and I signed up for a quilting course and we each made a sampler quilt? Mine was black, white and red, and his was exquisite jewel tones on a black background? Well, we never quite finished either one of them.
And, since then, we’ve started and not finished quite a few others.
Here’s the complete list:
- My sampler quilt
- GC’s sampler quilt
- Connie’s quilt
- Sienna’s baby quilt
- Daniel’s away-from-home-at-university quilt
- the Mod Sampler quilt
Sometimes it’s tempting to put aside a quilt and go fabric shopping, and then once you have new fabric, it’s tempting to look at quilt patterns, and then it’s tempting to start a new quilt. But the growing pile of unfinished projects has led to a certain degree of Quilting Guilt. (Perhaps paradoxically, the growing stash of unused fabric has also led to Quilting Guilt.)
Quilting involves a number of distinct steps: making the quilt top, making the backing, preparing the quilt sandwich, quilting the quilt, and binding the quilt. And each of those steps involves a number of steps. You might feel like you’re done once you’ve finished the quilt top, but really you’ve only just begun.
Anyway, I’m thrilled to announce that GC and I finished two quilts in the last week or so: my sampler quilt, and Sienna’s crib quilt. (Sienna is 3 and a half months old now – still in a crib.)
I really like them, too. I think I’ve finally outgrown the desire for everything I make to be perfect. Now I’m charmed by crooked stitches and wobbly seams.