Tuesday, June 30, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009
I posted this doll quilt top a few weeks back. I knew it wouldn't be up here soon after as a finished project since I planned to take another stab at hand quilting.
For the past few months I've been making the rounds at quilting - each week I'd pick a different woman to sit beside. Some days I tried to be casual and just looked over while she worked. Other days I was blatant and asked a barrage of questions. They all had individual favorite techniques, but all were alike in telling me that I shouldn't learn from them because they broke the rules. That's when it hit me that I could simply pick the rules that worked for me and do what felt right. It's amazing what a little direction from experienced quilters will teach you. Not only did this go round work better and faster, but I actually enjoyed it.