I'm almost finished with my #hexesandexes quilt! I sat at the machine for quite a while yesterday and a few thoughts came to mind. I thought I'd share them with you. :o)
- 'Y' seams aren't that bad after all. I think I should re-name them "Why are people so afraid of these- seams" I took lots of pics so I can share them in my tutorial.
- Sewing is like exercise. When you do it often your body gets used to it. When you don't do it as often you can get injured and become sore. My finger is sore from lifting the presser foot up and down so many times. I burned my arm on the iron. And my back is tight from sitting at the machine for 3 hours.
- Making a quilt using OOP fabrics has been an adventure. I've recognized the kindness of quilter friends around the globe as other fabric enthusiasts have shared their prized stash with me. I've been able to pay it forward. The other day at the fabric store a woman needed more of a print than the 1/3 yard the store had left. I recognized it as one I had at home. Once I located it I called her and took it to her. Her smile and gratitude was payment enough.
- When you are excited about a project/ quilt it is so much easier to sit (for hours) and work on it. "Have to" projects just don't have that same pull.
- Writing a tutorial for a quilt requires a lot of pictures. I forget to take pictures sometimes. Other times I take a million. I think I have over 50 for this tute so far. I have a lot of editing to do!
Now for a question for you:
I can't decide how to finish the back of this quilt.
On one hand I can use leftover scraps and blocks to piece a back and then quilt the quilt myself.
On the other hand, I don't have a minkie backed quilt so putting minkie on it would be so cozy. But then I'd have to buy the minkie and pay for the quilting as I can't do it on my home machine (I've tried- it's not pretty). So what are your thoughts? Pieced back or minkie?