March 4, 2010

I think I can, I think I can

I've started the quilting on the one just for me and it is looking awesome! if i do say so myself

There are 12 blocks in this quilt, and they all came from the SewConnected 3 group I'm in. I needed to make the quilt a little bigger, so I put picture frames around each block in white and dark brown.

Initially, I was going to stipple the center blocks and do straight lines on the frames, but then I thought, What the heck? This is MY quilt, I'm going to practice some of the fun quilting patterns I've seen online! So I did. :)

You'll notice there is a duplicate picture in the mosaic above. That's because I had already stippled two blocks before I decided to change things up.

The straight lines around the frames are the ones that are killing me. They look awesome, but honestly, my body is so freakin' tired of shoving all this fabric through the machine on each turn of the needle. I'll have to mentally make a note to myself about that for the future. I actually found myself thinking of the train going up the mountain while I was doing the squares. Of course I haven't been doing my Wii Fit for WEEKS so, maybe I could consider this quilt my workout.

Now that I've taken a break from it, I'm having a hard time starting again. Does this happen to you? It just makes me freeze in my tracks to think of wrestling all that fabric again. My new mantra will be I think I can, I think I can....

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