Thursday, December 6, 2007

One Down, One to Go!

I finished up Julia's Christmas quilt last night, complete with label. I am really pleased with the colors now. I must say that I turned what was a simple quilt pattern into a major ordeal. First there was the directional focus fabric which gave me fits, then half way into it I decided to change colors.....aagggghhhh! I still have a long way to go on this quilting thing. I am really wondering how long is it going to take before I have one that is "all right". Not that I expect perfection because I don't believe in it! It would be nice, though, to finish a quilt without finding boo boos in it when it was almost finished. I won't quit because I love doing this so much but sure wish my learning curve was moving along a little faster. It is a good thing that I make utility quilts for folks who have no clue what I am doing anyway.

Here are the six blocks I have done for Colin's quilt. They went quite a bit faster since I figured out how to deal with the directional issue. I hope to have this ready to put together by the weekend. Next week is the start of a huge amount of baking and candy making that I do for the great white hunter to take to work. Seriously, I am a much better cook/baker than I am a quilter. Too bad I don't think I have 40 years to perfect the craft!


QuiltingFitzy said...

You do wonderful work, gimme a break!!

Practice makes perfect, I practice, practice, practice, and seldome finish.

You're way ahead of me girlfriend.

Finn said...

Hi Norma,I think Julia's quilt is just gorgeous...and give yourself a break...we all pretty much do the same dumb mistakes as you!
The blocks for Colins are just great...I've never made that block but it's a good one!
Hugs, Finn