My First and Probably Last Quilt
I decided to give quilting a go. I really like quilts and how they look but I never thought I had the patience for them and I was right. I started my quilting journey by taking a class on Craftsy called Startup Library: Quilting. It was a terrific class for a first time quilter and I would highly recommend it. I purchased the same materials that Christa Watson used during the class and followed the instructions and the video the best I could. I completed the quilt but my work was not as clean as I would have liked it to be because I just was not as patient with the cutting or the piecing as I needed to be so this is my first and probably last quilt.
When it came time to sandwich the top with the backing and the batting I found that I really needed to have help putting the three pieces together. In addition, I was not patient enough to be precise with the actual quilting. I managed to quilt the project but if I ever decide to piece a quilt top again I have decided that I will send it out to a long arm quilter. I can definitely see myself putting together another quilt top so long as I can convince myself that I don’t have to do it in a day but I definitely will not do the quilting. It takes too much room and more patience than I actually have.
I do understand why people are attracted to the art of quilting. It is very creative and you get to work with a lot of beautiful and colorful fabrics but it definitely requires a lot of time and precision to do it right and I do not seem to have either. I have the materials to create a very colorful quilt top that I may try to complete but I have to be in the mood to do it so I don’t know If I will get to it anytime soon. We will have to see how it all plays out.
If you are interested in giving quilting a go try Christa Watson’s class over at Craftsy or one of the other beginning quilting classes and see if quilting is for you.