Monday, July 16, 2012

Quilt Anxiety

Do you ever feel a little anxiety before you start quilting?  I always get the feeling of "what if I ruin it?".  I worked so hard on the top, I would hate for me to mess it up.  Anyway, I finally put together the quilt sandwich for my plus quilt last night.  I basted it with safety pins and then just stared at it, knowing that tomorrow it could be ruined by my lack of experience.  This is only my second quilt.
My work space (the dining room table) 

Today I started quilting it.  Not as easy as I expected.  You see, my very first quilt was a zig zag quilt.  That thing was a total bitch to quilt!  I quilted 1/4" away from the seams and I had to turn the entire quilt 180º about every 5 inches!  UGH!  I didn't think I was ever going to get through it, but I did and I vowed to never quilt zig zags again.  This time I am quilting straight lines, so I thought "this is going to be a piece of cake!".  I don't think it's going to be.  Honestly, I don't think quilting anything other than potholders will ever be a "piece of cake".  So far, I am two lines in and I am already thinking "holy shit!  what have I gotten myself into!?!"

my two lines
Two lines down... 64 more to go!


  1. I love your Plus quilt in the FMF - the straight line quilting will be fab!

    1. Thanks Kirsten! Thanks for following the blog too!