2.10.2008

Crafternoon delight: Kat made a quilt

My three-rail fence quilt (pg 56 from First-Time Quiltmaking). It's made of awesome.



What I learned about quilting

First, it takes forever. Second, there are many intricacies of fabrics, threads, needles, and machines, and it really is worth it to invest in quality materials. Third, just when you think you're close to finished with the quilt, there's about a million more things to do.




What I learned about myself

I like quilting. I like all of it - the washing, ironing, measuring, cutting, sewing, ironing, pinning, sewing, ironing, measuring, cutting, sewing, ironing, ironing and ironing. (I had no idea there was so much ironing involved.) And, I have more patience to be precise than I thought.



What I remembered about myself

I get worn out when I'm concentrating too hard. Mary (the brilliant woman who owns Quilter's Courtyard in St. Paul and taught the beginning quilting class) kept telling me "no sighing allowed."

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Beautiful! I don't think I would have combined those colors in that way in a quilt, but it totally works: looks cozy enough to snuggle under and looks artsy enough to be seen snuggling under.