Saturday, February 28, 2009
There are so many great posts on free motion quilting, but I've never had the nerve to try. One of my favorite online discussions is found here on flicker. However, the idea of ruining a quilt top that I've invested so much time in making will get my stomach turning fast.
Here's my story. My 11 year old daughter has a book report she's been working on that involved making a quilt out of fabrics that coordinate with portions of the book she read, Cracker. The problem? I didn't have the time to send this crib sized quilt to my "pro" quilter. So I went back online and reread all the blogs I could find. Then, I decided to have my daughter go at it. (Kids will try anything.....they have nerves of steel)
She's a natural! Lesson learned....this can be done. It's just a matter of jumping in. My daughter finished the quilt in 1 hour. It looks great. I'm so inspired by my girl that I feel silly that I didn't try sooner.