Why Do We Love Quilting?

Why Do We Love Quilting?

Chain PiecingWhy do we love quilting? It’s an interesting question, one with many different answers.

For me, it allows me to leave all of the issues of the day behind. I sit in front of my machine, and can concentrate on one thing. The hum of the sewing machine softly lulling me into finally relaxing, I only have to concentrate on lining up my fabric and sewing a ¼ inch seam.

The stresses of work, or house cleaning, or other outside forces can melt away for while I’m “in the zone” I am creating something, with my own two hands, and when I’m finished I will have something that was completely created by myself.

So the reward for me is de-stressing, (okay sometime when I can’t get those perfect “perky points” or seams to line up exactly I do get a little stressed, but most times it’s very relaxing) And when my project is complete, I can give something to someone that says, I care about it, it was totally worth the man hours and money spent on fabric to give you something that hopefully will always remind you of me, and remind you that you are loved and appreciated.

This is why I quilt. Most of the quilts I make are “comfy quilts.” I’m not making them to win any prizes, they may not be the most difficult quilts to make. But they are made with the same love and dedication that goes into any quilt someone chooses to make.

Why do you quilt?

Sunday Funday!

Sunday Funday!

Milky WayWell I have decided to renew my commitment to blogging.

I have been quilting for about 5 years now, and will be getting a additional machine to my arsenal.  And this will being about my journey on using an embroidery machine.  I’m excited, not because I really want to do traditional embroidery.  But because I can now start to tackle the job of applique in the hoop.  I’ve always been really intimidated by the thought of applique, so hopefully I will be here with lots of tutorials and tips to help you!

And before I go, let me post a picture of my current project.  It’s a called “Milky Way” and it’s a Thangles pattern.  (Although I didn’t use thangles, but we’ll get into that at a later date.)  Almost done, just need to get the borders on it and ship it off to my long-arm quilter.  🙂