Thursday, April 23, 2009

My first time~~~and I am still a bunch nervous!



I have gazed longingly at other quilters' blogs. I dream of being able to do it to. Tonight I jumped in and attempted my first quilted item on the machine. I put some dark thread on the top with white underneath so I could check out the tension. Last time I do that. I actually began to relax and have fun with it. I switched back to white thread and happily putzed along.

It is the red headed step child of the pot holder world. It is single handedly the UGLIEST thing I have ever seen. But..it's mine. I made it. It's going up in the kitchen in a place of honor right next to a loopy potholder my bff made for me a few weeks back. I am putting the binding on the little sucker tomorrow and that baby is going up! Wahoo, I made it, lol. Now I may need a pork chop in a can before bed. Yep, getting a little hungry.

If you ever decide to try machine quilting for the first time, just try it. It really was run. Later, Elaine

4 comments:

  1. It's my recurring nightmare while being the one thing I would LOVE to be able to do, I think it's the wrestling with a huge quilt on a little machine that scares the socks of me. Well done to you, you give me heart that one day I may (just may) try again!!

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  2. I'm so exited you did it! Hang it up with pride :)

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  3. Good for you, you can only get better with practice. I love how you got so much pleasure out of it. It used to scare me but I have a go and don't mind it now.

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