Here we are, my first ever “designed by me” quilt! I was so excited I did two photo shoots, one at one of the local graffiti walls
And the second on a white brick wall.
There was a bit of pedestrian traffic at this spot, which had me hesitating as to whether I should go ahead with the photos. In the end, I just decided that I was there and I was going to do it, dammit! One man stopped to chat to me. “Does that symbol mean anything?” he asked; Me: “no”; Man: “Is it art?”; Me: feeling somewhat confused as to whether I should launch into the ‘is quilting art’ debate, settled on “It’s a quilt”; Man: “It’s very nice”; Me: overjoyed “Thanks!”. There you go, not so scary after all!
And I made another single block version because I really wanted to see what it looked like done in prints.
The quilting is unfortunate on this quilt, which I blame on poor marking. There was a point when I considered taking the stitches out and starting again but lack of thread stopped me and I persevered.
Last week I visited my LQS and walked away with a hera marker. I’ve been using chalk pencils up until now but I’m lazy when it comes to keeping them sharpened (like REALLY lazy, it can be completely blunt and be leaving no mark except a dent in the fabric and I’ll still use it) and that has been my downfall with this one. I’ll chalk this one up to experience (pun intended).
I’ll be writing up a pattern for this as soon as I stop procrastinating and finding excuses not to start. I wonder if I should run a quilt-along and have a second go at making it… let me know if you’re interested J
Advice required here. What’s your favourite quilt marking tool?
Linking up with
Hilary at Blossom Heart Quilts Young Texan Mama for Sew Cute Tuesday (yes,
it’s moved!) and Lorna at Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s Bee Social and Kelly at MyQuilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday.