HtbaS – Episode 67

I talk about finishing the Blue Swoon quilt, making over my son’s room, prepping projects for travel, getting philosophical about quilting, and the meet-up at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival on 2/25/12!

One Reply to “HtbaS – Episode 67”

  1. Thanks for putting up another episode. I appreciate your regular podcasting schedule. You and Frances joined me for my workout this morning. You are both so deep that I may have to start bringing a pen and paper so I can take notes about what I want to comment on when I am back at the computer!!

    Re: slow quilting. Snail aside, I think of what Sandy is doing as more about process than speed. I am also product oriented, but have tried in the last few years to be engaged in the process and become more process oriented. I am still not very engaged with the quilting part of the process (the part where you sew the 3 layers together as opposed to the whole process), but there is still hope for me. I have found that paying attention, sewing slowly in some cases, ripping out are all aspects that make me engaged in the process. Also, I try and learn something or explore something with each quilt.

    You haven’t been quilting for very long and when you get past the stage where your whole family has a quilt, then you might find it more comfortable to focus on a new aspect of the process – perhaps something you want to learn, like paper piecing a Mariner’s Compass like Sandy is doing.

    Also, I think you are ‘in the game,’ so to speak. Your BOMs and Farmer’s Wife Sampler are all about process. Also, you aren’t afraid to try new techniques and learn. You also know where you want to improve (e.g. your comment about color). When you are ready, you will work on that.

    We are in a time where a quiltmaker can focus on one aspect of the process such as piecing the top and not have to worry about not making a quilt because it is too overwhelming. Now, a beginner (or anyone) can go into a quilt store, buy a layer cake and a pattern and get going, then take the top to a longarmer and move on. Learning to quilt takes time and I admire how you are continually learning.


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