Eight months and 46 quilts later, finally I’m feeling less like beginner and more like intermediate quilter. I still have so much to learn, but finally, what I see is something that I’d pay good money for… not just a little bit of money to get it done and say that I have a finished quilt, but actually, that I’d hire myself to quilt something that I had spent a lot of time on.
Are there things I’d do differently on this quilt? Definitely. I hate that I spent a lot of time on this quilt and used a stipple around the stencil and on the gingham fabrics. I mean, hey, if I was going to spend so much time on this, why not nix the stipple and put in a swirl? I don’t know. Since I’ve been quilting, I’ve been doing my best to avoid the stipple, but here it is, mixed in with my best work so far. And that part of this does make me cringe. I guess I used it because I didn’t want everything on this quilt to be new territory– I needed a little bit of security that at least some part of it would look good in case I botched the whole thing.
I’ll leave you with my favorite pic– the back:-)