|Finished Lone Star Quilt using 'Josephine' Jelly roll.|
In times of crisis, I turn to Craftsy and try to gain some knowledge through their courses. I love them and have learned so much but nothing helps more than hands on practice.
|Practicing my perfect points|
I did Kimberley Einmos ' Magical Jelly Rolls' and she showed me how to make a lone star. It hardly used up any of the jelly roll (Josephine by Moda Fabrics) so I made 4.
Then I did Leah Day's 'Free Motion Fillers' to help me with the machine quilting. I think I have mastered stipple stitch - but I can't be too sure.
|Getting the hang of stipple stitch|
There can be no doubt that I have done my homework. I just can't remember it being this difficult when Deb and I were quilting 15 or so years ago. Admittedly, we hand quilted and admittedly I am using a new machine that I am still getting used to.
Still, I persevere in the quest for a quilt with no puckers, perfect points, straight borders and even quilting.
My Mum was visiting and I dejectedly showed her the progress of my Lone Star quilt and she said it was lovely. "But look" I said as I pointed out every flaw I had made. She looked non-plussed and said it still looked lovely and that she would love to have it. Mums are good like that aren't they? So I finished it off, much happier with the progress and very pleased that it was going to a good home.