Things have been busy for me the past month plus. I bothered to sign up for a quilting class at our local fabric craft store. Nice teacher, easy going, not picky about my mistakes or slowness. This close-to-perfection thing about quilting is just another step in the process to keep me from liking piecing. Have I said yet that I hate piecing? Never liked it and I still don't. I am not inspired to be artistic. I can copy something if I can see and handle an item. I like clothing, crafting and home deco sewing. Cutting fabric up into bitty pieces to make a bigger piece, iron the seams down after sewing and hoping I got it correct drives me nuts! Did I mention that I hate ironing! I hate ironing.
I'm taking the class to learn about it. I'm only part way done, as sashing needs to be done next and then borders and then binding. If I don't have it finished before her next quilt class, the teacher will allow me to attend and pay individually for each meeting I go to for her help. A simple four-patch is all I'm doing. However, it is going to be larger than a twin size, and I can use the extra squares (yes, there will be extra squares -- 12 fat quarters to make 5 1/2 inch squares makes for lots of combinations) to make a bolster or pillow cover or something. I think the teacher felt bad for me and had me doing a random pick to make the squares, but I'm trying to coordinate the different fabrics to make them look nicer. I still have to find a backing fabric and am thinking along the lines of flannel as it is so cold for me lately. It is raining now.
I think my next quilt will be done with a serger.
I may keep this blog posted about my quilt making, but then maybe not.