Wednesday, 14 July 2010

An Epiphany

 The Patch held a workshop last weekend and if anyone needed to learn more about quilting, it's me.
I rush things, don't listen, cut corners and generally wreck fabric.
I really, really love free motion quilting but I'm too impatient to do things properly.
This workshop was great for me. I was told by the lovely tutor to go slowly and think before I stitch!
You'd think after 57 years, 7 months and a handful of days on this earth I'd have learnt that before, passed the tip onto my children and generally got it together by now. Uh uh! No way!

Now I've seen the light.

Introducing...my first ever feathers, almost straight lines, nearly round circles.....swirls that are close to meeting each other.
I think I can do this, certainly a bit  lot more practise is needed but if you'd seen what I did before you'd agree this is Improvement with a capital I.

Please try to ignore the wonkiness and the tangles, the loose threads and the jerkiness and let me bask in my hopes for even better things to come.

7 comments:

Lizzie said...

Well bask away, I think it's awesome and twenty times better than I can do...
Lizzie
xxx

BubzRugz said...

It looks great - I think we notice errors and things ourselves because we are doing it but others don't. Glad you are enjoying it though - I have a few things that need doing so must get into my 'happy place' soon and go for it....... Hugz

Joy said...

Brilliant!!! Go ahead and bask, you definitely deserve it :o)!!
Hugs,
Joy ;o)

Julia said...

Looks great..we are our own worst critic..bask and enjoy your lovely work.
Julia ♥

webbsway said...

O Sue!!!!!!!!!!!!!
How truly Lovely!I was looking at those feathers yesterday, somewhere and I just Love the feathers! Isn't it one of the most wonderful feelings to pour yourself into a project and sometimes even amaze yourself!

Wish I could sit and watch you play. My first thought was have a nice cold glass of lemonade -but then I remembered you would need a hot cup of cocoa or coffee or tea!

Micki said...

You did a great job and you should be proud.
Micki

clare's craftroom said...

Sue it looks fantastic !