I've spent a fair amount of time working to improve my sewing/quilting skills this summer. As I've I mentioned, I definitely do not have a natural aptitude for sewing....but I am happy to say that with practice, I am improving! Here are a few shots of finished quilts that I've completed since my quilting obsession commenced this spring:
Jeni Baker's technique, which works great. The back of this one is plain blue flannel and I didn't use any batting in this quilt because my little man is very warm-blooded. I quilted this on my "new" vintage 1958 Singer machine that was my birthday present to myself.
And last but not least, here's a shot of the first quilt I set out to make. I started and finished it back in May. It's far from perfect, but it's been getting used daily and it's holding together so I'm considering that quilting success!
And for those who might wonder: no, I didn't use patterns for these quilts. I just made them up and sewed them. Is that designing?
I have two more quilts + backs neatly folded, just waiting to be quilted and bound someday. I've found sewing to be quite addictive and sometimes I have to force myself to quit quilting and go back to work making books and collages. My only complaint is that I have lots of fabric I'm dying to play with and not nearly enough time.