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5.3 Slow quilting on National Quilting Day

March 21, 2010

I know I am a slow quilter.  I had a majority of the top of the fans done at the end of my day on Thursday.

When I took all day to do this and three out of four of them are not sewn down to the background, it makes me really notice how much I get distracted by bad tv shows and good movies playing in the background.

And here is the original photo that I took with poor lighting.

I just uploaded into flicker, edited photo with picnik, hit auto exposure button on Edit tab, then saved the picture.  Makes a world of difference!

Here is an upclose picture of the fan with the bias bar detail.  Only made 28 bias bars, each with Steam a Seam fusible web, that I used for the first time.  It is also my first machine applique project.

Only 3 more fans to sew down and all the bias to sew down.

And for something else:

An image I created with Flame

See you next week or so.

4 comments

  1. The process of doing something you enjoy is the important thing to focus on. Finishing is nice, but secondary. Do you ever feel let down by finishing a really good book? I do. I wonder what can I read next that will be as good as what I just finished. I sometimes experience the same thing with a quilt I really enjoyed making. For me, the making is more important than having a finished project – most of the time. I’m currently working on a quilt that I am really looking forward to being done with, but this is not usual for me.


    • Lynn, I understand about the process, but I never finish anything! I hear about all these people who make quilts and finish in a week or so, and me, it takes me over a year to finish one. I DO really enjoy the process, but if I don’t at least consider finishing something then I will have the endless stack of UFO’s in the house. The quilt I was working on on National Quilting Day is getting closer and closer to being finished, with a good plan for the rest of the quilt top, but no quilting plan (as of yet), but I have a good idea on the binding. (I’m a little ahead of myself probably).


  2. I really like the image you created with Flame. Hope you tell us how you did it in the next podcast (if you already told us, I guess I need a refresher).


    • I just went to the flame website listed on the post debby. I just played around with the colors and settings. Maybe I’ll remember to talk a little bit about it in the next podcast.



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