Monday, September 7, 2009
the second quilt
first off, let me say a huge thank you for all of the sweet comments about my first quilt! i really enjoy reading each comment and they mean so much to me. it can be really hard putting your work 'out there' and to have encouragement makes it a little easier.
having said that, here are a couple pics of my second quilt. like the first, i didn't use a pattern. perhaps i should have, because on this one i had a hard time making all of the squares line up perfectly. i'm not quite sure why, i was very careful while cutting and made sure each square was the same size. i'm pretty sure my seam allowance was the same too, so i don't know what went wrong. does anyone have a tip or trick for this part? am i the only one who can't get things to line up? maybe it is because i am so new to sewing. perhaps practice is the answer.
it wasn't driving me crazy though, and i decided to gift the quilt as planned anyway. while i can be a little bit of a perfectionist, i also appreciate that when things are handmade, they will not be perfect. i like to think that it adds charm. (i hope sweet baby scarlet and her parents agree with this....)