|My red and white quilt loaded and ready to quilt|
This is a first quilt in more than one way. Back in 2009 when we lived in Texas, I found a great quilt shop The Old Craft Store in Carrollton. That is where I discovered what a quilt block of the month is and this was my first one of those. I learned a lot every month when I took my completed block back in to get my next one. The ladies working would look at my block and give me pointers on how to get mis-sewn seams to lie flat and butting up opposing seams to get them straight, etc.
So while quilting it I discovered a few things. Upon close
|cross hatch pattern and small flower|
|Picture of the computer screen near the end of the project|
I learned about sizing borders better and combining patterns so the machine doesn't stop and start between each connected one and I dealt with thread breakage.
The two full days of training with Mark from Stitch N Frame from Vicksburg, MS was a great start but some things just need to be learned hands on. I know I can do this now and that feels great. My next project will begin Monday. I will do one more of my own and then I have my first "real" one for a gal from my StitchIts group. Thanks Dianne for your vote of confidence!