Sunday, April 11, 2010

Finally Finished

Since I am a fairly new quilter, I often learn valuable lessons on each quilt I finish. This one is no exception.

This quilt has been the hardest quilt that I have ever made. It has nothing to do with the pattern. I designed the pattern and it is very easy. The hard part came when I got to the quilting. It took me until I was almost finished to figure out why I was having so many problems deciding what to quilt.

You see, I read a lot of blogs and see hundreds of great ideas for quilting, sewing, etc. and want to try them all. (I have never been diagnosed with ADHD, but when it comes to quilting, I definitely have it. lol Don't we all?) So, as I was deciding what to, I was thinking about what everyone else would quilt instead of just using my gut instincts.

So, what did I learn from making this quilt. Basically, to follow my instincts and quilt what and how I want on any quilts that I make. Oh, I got some great suggestions along the way and I will continue to ask for advice. In fact, I used the advice from a reader to use cross-hatching in the white parts. It was also comments and an email from a couple of readers that made me realize that I needed to quilt for myself.

Oops. I still have some threads to snip and a couple of purple disappearing ink pen stains to get off. (I hope.)

So thanks CJ, Karen, and Anne for your emails and comments. They helped me a lot.

By the way, CJ and Karen, we really need to get together for dinner one evening.

Happy snipping, stitching, and quilting!


  1. Wonderful final results. I think you did a fantastic job.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  2. That looks fantastic Vivian...the quilting - and the quilt...great work..♥

  3. The quilt turned out great - I think the cross hatching was just right for the white parts. Yes we need to meet up. E mail me when a good time is for you and we can compare notes with CJ on a good time for her too. I will be gone for a week coming up from about the 21st to the 28th of April and then again for four days in May 6th to the 10th I think it is.

  4. It's beautiful Vivian, the piecing, the embroidery, and the quilting! You should be really proud!

    I'm game for dinner!



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