Friday, May 3, 2013
A Quilt for Cari
I made my fabulous sister a quilt! It's not a big quilt....let's say, more of a lap quilt. I fell in love the the Joel Dewberry Aviary fabric. I bought a layer cake (for you non-quilters, that's a pre-cut set of 10" squares fabric set) from a gal on Etsy and this is what I made.
I had some sewing machine issues. Major ones. I usually take the easy way and tie patchwork quilts, and I love the way they looked tied. Well, after obsessing at other quilter's blogs and looking at their beautiful creations, quilted to all get out all over the place, I decided to try. I just quilted on either side of all the seams between the squares with brown thread. My machine was acting like a witch and wouldn't work right. There were problems that I can't even explain. Let's just say that there was an ENTIRE line sewn all the way down the quilt that was all screwed up. I don't even know how to explain what it looked like but I had to take my seam ripper and rip the entire thing out. It took about an hour. And I ripped a hole in the back of the quilt doing it. I threw a fit. I hated the quilt. I hated my machine. I hated quilting. I hated everything.
So, here's the quilt I'm sending Cari. It's a homely little thing, but she loves homemade so she will even appreciate the flaws!