I just joined WIP Wednesday to give me structure and maybe I will get 2 posts a week more often.
Big Picture I am working on growing my business. To that end I have started taking more quilting jobs, and trying to make every minute count.
I have some jobs in the works- there is a QUE on the sidebar - and this is my first internet job.
My friend Kim gave me a job to do but she had it delivered via another girlfriend that lives close. I sent pictures of backing and thread choices, cost estimates, etc., and she made every choice over the email. I'm pretty excited. It worked out really well.
I decided I would practice her quilting choice on a top I recently finished for Etsy.
I thought it looked unfinished and needed a border. ...
So I added a border, pressed it, and spent a wee bit of time marveling at my points & the pressing of said points.
Nicely spiraled centers make me very happy.
I believe quilting should be fun and I usually take seam rippers away from people.
When I worked at a big Corp. they used to say " do the right things right". (Yes, I can still remember, the brainwashing was complete. ) Meaning that you'll spend less time and effort if you do it right both in "execution" and "skills" the first time. Without fussing over trying to fix it later.
I try to cut it right, sew it straight, press it nice, etc...because it goes together better at the block stage. But if it isn't "perfect" I keep moving, my seams are close, my points are good(not great) I did the right things right, I'm not ashamed. So... It's a minor miracle that the points came out so good on this block, and a wee bit thrilling.
Here's the quilting my friend picked...... freehand feathers ...
See? I think with the borders it is "contained" and gives it some structure.
the back is black and white polka dots so I may bind in red or blue..
I want a strong color.
That's what going on in the studio.