Finished is better than perfect

I made quite a few quilts since I started only a few months ago. Even more recently, I’ve started doing free motion quilting. Until I got the courage to do free motion quilting, I have been stitching in the ditch, which is stitching on piecing seams.  After I got a bit braver, I started dipping my toe into free motion quilting, using stippling or meandering stitch. I’ve moved on from stippling to a whole range of designs  and I’ve been having a lot of fun doing it. Continue reading “Finished is better than perfect”

Paper and Paper Piecing

I started a new quilt yesterday. Well I sort of started the quilt yesterday, I think that you could really say that I started it over a week ago. Yesterday is the day that I did my first cut and stitch.

I really enjoy paper piecing. It’s sort of like a coloring book that you do with sewing. You just sew by number.

The preparation of the paper can be no fun, but I think that I found a way to make it simpler and less time consuming. Continue reading “Paper and Paper Piecing”

Before the first quilt

Before I actually started piecing my first quilt, I did a bunch of prep work. Since I was new and I wasn’t sure how I was going to take to it, I went cheap. I read up about these magical things called layer cakes and fat quarters, but I had no way of buying them in Israel.

Ali Express to the rescue. You can get a lot of fabric in China. In a lot of cases, shipping to Israel is actually free. The prices are amazing. The quality isn’t great, but it’s certainly workable just to play around with. Continue reading “Before the first quilt”

My first quilt

I was so excited when I found out that my son and his wife were expecting! I could barely control myself from telling the whole world. Unfortunately. I wasn’t allowed to tell anyone. They told us when she was a couple of months pregnant, and I needed to wait a whole month before I could share the wonderful news with anyone.

I was pretty good. My son happened to call me when I was in the car with my friend, so of course she found out when I did. I swore her to secrecy. She was true and no one found out until they were supposed to. Continue reading “My first quilt”