About a year and a half ago I pulled out a quilt top I made when I was a teenager. I added batting and a backing and basted it all together. My intention was to hand quilt it, and I gave it my best effort. But, being a complete novice, and having no one to teach me (I tried YouTube, but the angles were always wrong), my stitches were terrible and my frustration led me to put it away for several more months. Then, I got a walking foot and decided to machine quilt it instead. After all, twelve years is quite long enough to let a quilt sit unfinished. I did a simple stitch in the ditch around each of the blocks. Not all of the thread actually ended up in the ditch, of course, but I decided I like the antique feel the imperfect stitching gives to the quilt. The binding is made from the same fabric as the backing. Sadly, it was the only part sewn by hand. But now the quilt is done, and I'm so glad. It's the first full-size quilt I've ever made. And it only took twelve years to do it.
Hi. My name is Carley. I love to sew, craft, and create. As a Jane-of all-crafts so to speak, I enjoy sewing, writing, cooking, drawing, photographing. But the constant thread (if you'll excuse the pun) throughout my weeks is needle arts.