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Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Working Wednesday

This is what I am busy with at the moment.
I don't have that many UFO's but this is one of them, and in my attempt to have a sort out, I decided it was time to get this out of the loft and finish it off. In my mind I was going to stitch a perfectly straight grid all over it. How hard can that be?
Very hard as it turns out. Or should I say, very hard for me.
But actually I am really glad that I am doing it because it is teaching me a great deal.
I have learnt that I am never, and I mean NEVER, going to be one of those quilters that stitches in wonderfully straight lines.
But I have also come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter. I am going to stitch and stitch it with lots of lovely dense quilting and it doesn't matter if the lines are not straight. In fact I will prefer it that way because one of the things I have also learnt during my many hours reading quilting blogs is that there are lots of other quilters out there who quilt in a more "organic" style and I love it their work.

It may not be the most attractive of quilts but for me it is also a memory quilt. It contains some hand dyes, some leftovers from other projects, some fabric given to me by my mother, some IKEA fabric, and some fabric that I bought in an out door market place in Sarawak about 15 years ago. I made a sarong style skirt from it, which has long gone, but it is here in this quilt to remind me of that time for years to come.


  1. Quilts with "memories" are always the best, and who cares about straight stitching anyway? I think that the most important is how you feel about your quilt.


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