Quilting and Writing

Someday I Will Learn

I have just finished the top of my second quilt and it is the first one that I designed myself. The first quilt I made was an easy one from a kit and consisted of rectangles sewn together in rows. I picked out the fabric and cut it how I was told and I sewed it together how I was told. There was no creativity involved. The only design challenge was putting the rectangles together so that identical fabric pieces didn’t wind up next to each other, and I had my fourteen year old do that part.

I hate ripping out stitches. I really hate it. I generally hate making mistakes but ripping out stitches makes me particularly irritated. It’s not just that I have to undo something that I took the time to do, but I also have to spend time ripping out tiny stitches that have often been…

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