Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Making it Count
I was teaching a hand quilting class on Saturday and I said something to the group that has stuck with me. Make it count. What I meant by that was to keep your hand quilting on projects that are special or in places where the stitching is going to show. I love how the big stitch hand quilters use colored perl cotton which adds another whole element to the quilt.
The statement can be transferred over to machine quilting. Making beautiful feathers and designs on busy calicos or dark civil war prints isn't the best use of ones time. I just finished this, and I tried to make the quilting count.
This is going to be used as a wall hanging and it's a Christmas gift that my friend has made. Nice gift, don't you think?