Friday, July 22, 2011
I knew I needed to get a walking foot but was putting it off because I knew as soon as I had that there was really no excuse to NOT get started on the quilting. Yes, I was intimidated. But I did it - I got started. I'm just getting my toes wet with some stitch-in-the-ditch quilting so at least I have some easy lines to follow. Is it as hard as I thought it would be? Well, yes, actually, it is. I'm finding it to be extremely awkward. I also feel as though my machine just isn't big enough, the table I have it on isn't big enough and I am not big enough. The quilt, on the other hand, seems way too big.
Maybe some seasoned experts can tell me if there is anything I can do to make this process go a little smoother - or is this just one of those things that gets easier with practice? I just hope it doesn't turn out too terrible and I do value it as a learning experience. After I get these two quilts done though, I think I will stick with table runners and place mats when I want a quilting project.
Wish me luck!.