Sunday, April 16, 2006

My Favorite Part of Quilting


First, Happy Easter, everyone!

THIS is my favorite part of quilting. Sure, I enjoy making a pattern (enjoy it a LOT since I have EQ) and printing up the paper piecing templates. I like picking out the fabrics, finding exactly the colors I want. I even like rotary cutting, slicing up nice straight strips, but I LOVE taking my little piles of strips and triangles, rectangles and squares and making the blocks the most. :) Even on this old Kenmore sewing machine from the seventies, the stitching is the what I like best. Watching the bits go under the presser foot, clipping them off the chain, turning them, adding another bit to that, till finally you've got a block, then several blocks...

I could do without the ironing part. Trimming them and squaring them up I can live with. But I LOVE the actual sewing part the most.

5 comments:

Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

I love making blocks too! They are so small and easy to handle and fun to watch come together.

About that flower block - I see that my leaves spin in a different direction than the block that Linda posted. You could play around with the leaves in EQ and see what designs emerge...

Cheers!

Evelyn

Tropical Screamer said...

I love the planning stage. Oh, I love the sewing and the finishing, but to me "thinking" about a project is the most fun.

All the endless possibilities. :)

I hope you're having a great weekend.

Darilyn

Finn said...

My favorite part is the sewing part. I mostly "tolerate" the cutting...but adore the sewing..*S*

Ironing in ok, trimming is too much like cutting..LOL. The quilting part is pretty good too, especially by hand.

Ann said...

hmm...trying to decide on MY favorite part....I think the designing is the most fun, then picking out the fabrics is next. I don't mind the cutting, and I do love the sewing of the blocks, but I guess my MOST favorite part of it all is the joy I get seeing the joy on the recipients faces. Yes, most of what I do is either for a customer, or more often than not, a gift!

Tonya R said...

Playing with the fabrics. Mixing them around and deciding which ones I'm going to use - maybe. Yup, it's all downhill from there :)

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