Christmas 2022: Quilty Adventure Reflection
All nine Christmas quilts are finally documented here on my blog! It will be fun to look back on these projects. I’m glad I can finally catch up and write again. 🙂
- The biggest thing that came out of this Quilty Adventure is that I am so much better at cutting! I am so much more precise and accurate in cutting now.
- Quilt confidence. After sewing 9 quilts in 3 months, I feel really good about quilting. I wasn’t sure about binding at first but I am really good mitering and joining the strips.
- Chain piecing is my favorite.
- I don’t like trimming half square triangles but it needs to be done in order to make the quilt look good.
- Professional longarming is worth it. I realize I enjoy piecing not necessarily the quilting part. Yes it’d be cool to free motion quilt, but I can see myself getting overwhelmed with such a large piece of fabric.
- Enjoy the process. It seems daunting to make a quilt but you don’t have to make a really complicated one. A quilt is a gift that lasts forever. Literally and figuratively.
Even if the recipient doesn’t know a thing about sewing they DO KNOW that it takes time to make one. And that’s really what you’re giving. The gift of your time and loving thoughts of the other person. If you’ve never gifted a quilt I encourage you to do so! Both the recipient and you will instantly be filled with the warm and fuzzies. They’ll feel it whenever they see (and hopefully use) the homemade quilt. And you’ll remember the look on their face the moment you gave it to them. That look of happiness and surprise! It was a tough Christmas but replaying this moment in my head fills my heart.
Dear Readers, Thank you for spending your precious time reading my blog and checking in. I am so grateful! Wishing you all a joyous rest of the Christmas Season and a very Blessed and Happy New Year. See you in 2023.