What if I did quilt as I REALLY desire? I could wave a magic wand, say a few spells, and the quilting stitches would just appear, beautifully covering the quilt and enhancing the piecing.
Or maybe I could take my quilt to a hollow tree, where elves would happily quilt it by hand at twelve stitches to the inch. No, no, I'd say, don't get up, I'll make the cookies, you keep quilting.
Here in the real world, I just figure out something, lame or not, that I can do on my home machine so that my quilts get finished.
Evelyn's Quilt, and you can find a tutorial for it by clicking the link. (It's super easy.)
All of these are D-O-N-E done, and will be going to Quilts for Kids when I can find a big enough box. I hope they will brighten up a child's hospital stay, and be enjoyed as they recover at home. If you'd like to find out about the great work of Quilts for Kids, click HERE.
I got one more quilt done this week, but I'm keeping it.
I do seem to use the serpentine stitch a lot. It kind of reminds me of a waving flag or a beating heart.
So this is a good start, even though these are all small quilts. My closet is still full of quilt tops, but I'm starting to plan how to finish some of them and gathering up backing fabrics. Piecing is still my first love, and is calling me, but I'm resisting.
Except for quilt alongs and mystery quilts.
And then there's the Rainbow Scrap Challenge. And Pat Sloan's Children's Library Mystery.
More piecing means (eventually) more quilting!
Maybe I'll go out back and find a stick for a magic wand.
I'm linking up with two great ladies, Myra from Busy Hands Quilts and Amanda Jean from Crazy Mom Quilts. Going to these linky parties is like an amazing quilt show every week.