Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wedding Quilt Blues

So, a funny thing happened on the way to making this quilt:  I didn't.  My son and soon-to-be daughter-in-law picked out this pattern nearly two years ago. I searched out the right colors for it, bought them, and they have tucked neatly away in a storage bin since then.

Why? Fear. Those curves through me for a loop. And the foundation paper piecing! You have to cut out templates for it. Good grief!  You'd think I'd never touched a sewing machine before. Just get over it, Barb, and get this quilt made, for goodness sake.

Even with all my procrastinating, I did do something to edge closer to the start. This winter, I took an online class to learn how to properly do curved piecing. You can check out my blog post about it here. Appears that was w-a-y back in early February!

Okay, I was prepared for Curves Ahead, but why didn't I just start then? Too many reasons or excuses. Now, however, I have no excuse, because they will be getting married at the end of September and would like to use this quilt in their ceremony. It must be done. No pressure here!

Actually, I'm thrilled to have a deadline to get this finished. So my goal for July is to get the quilt top all together and ready to quilt. That's a hefty goal for me, considering all the other irons I have in the fire, but I want to do it. Today I begin cutting....

Wish me luck!

Quilting with a smile,

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  1. Good luck, Barb! I'm sure you will do a fabulous job. I think I do better under pressure, too.

  2. We'll all be your cheerleaders. YOU CAN DO THIS!!

  3. Yay, Barb!!! You got this, girl! I took 2 years to make my daughter's wedding quilt - one year to piece it because I didn't have a pattern and it ended up king sized and one year to quilt it (hundreds of hours with rulers). That deadline really helped me too. Once you get started, it is so much easier then you think it is going to be!

  4. Your online class gave you all the confidence you need . . . you CAN do this, Barb!

  5. Go, Barb, go! Curved piecing is kinda fun after the first couple blocks. And those colors are wonderful, so it's going to be gorgeous :)

  6. Getting started is the hardest step when you are nervous about a project. Glad you are cutting into the fabric and starting. Go Barb!

  7. beautiful colors! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  8. I would choose curved quilting over paper piecing any day. It is not backwards like PP. Does not waste fabric like PP. No ripping paper, which most folks hate even if they like PP. And no icky, sticky stuff for applique etc. Trust me, piecing curves is very forgiving and looks amazing. I trust you. You can do it.

  9. My own fear holds me back too. But then I always think what was I so scared of once i'm done. You'll do fantastic...and how exciting a wedding to look forward to.


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