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Saturday, February 19, 2011
Friday Night Sew-In - Seven Sisters
All Ready to Start
Is it wrong to be proud? I feel so proud of myself for working on this quilt top. I was really really hesitant to start the hand quilting on this quilt because all of the Seven Sisters quilts that I am making have great meaning to me - more-so than any of the other quilts I have made. This is the first one to be quilted and I wanted to do such a good job that I was afraid that I would "mess it up" or the pattern I choose would be the wrong one, etc. I love the stitching that I have done - no it is not perfect but I did my best.
Close-up of hand quilting
I know that each of my six sisters will love and appreciate the quilt they receive regardless of the consistency of my hand stitching because they know the importance of these particular quilts...but I still want to do my best. Thursday and Friday were particularly difficult days so working on this quilt for FNSI was the perfect ending to the week. I find it very soothing and calming to hand quilt. I worked on this from around 7 to 11:30 pm and I got 6 fans done. My fans have 5 arcs and I am using a template and marking them with a tool as I go. I do hope I get faster with practice! Maybe all the other participants in the Friday Night Sew-In got a lot of work done too and that they are just as happy with their results.