Sunday, April 5, 2009

I'm Not Amish Afterall

It took a while, but the quilt for my mom got finished. If I remember correctly, I began this about 5 years ago. It was going to be at least 3 times bigger than it came out in the end. But at least it's a good-sized lap quilt. And it's DONE! Megumi took it back to the states for me to give to my mom ASAP. It was a lot of fun playing with the patterns, and I learned a lot about quilting that I didn't know before. (I should mention that I'm not exactly a beginner, but I'm still a real novice.) First, it really would be easier to put the whole thing together if all the blocks where the same size. Second, don't ever start using your main fabric for other smaller projects when you're not absolutely sure you have enough for the project you intended to use it for.

I've heard that the Amish always put an intentional mistake in their quilts. Well, I'm not Amish. None of my mistakes were intentional. Two places puckered badly, but I just had to keep forging ahead so that the quilt would get delivered. There are also two other flubs. I only saw one at first, and it gave me the idea to joke that I must be Amish and that mistake was not really a mistake at all but my design. But then, as I was preparing this blog, I found the second one. So, I guess I cannot fool anybody, huh?

Let me know if you can find the two mistakes. (But, please be kind if you find more.)


Anonymous said...

I think you did a marvelous job!

I cannot see any mistakes!

Your Mom will love it!!!

Raggedy Lamb said...

I guess that means you're not a quilter, oldadam? ;-) Thanks for the praise!

Thursday's Child said...

I think it's gorgeous...and it has nothing to do with being or not being Amish. ;)

Billye said...

The quilt in beautiful.

One is not suppose to point out mistakes in the quilt when showing it. And do not tell your guests your failings in the dinner you just cooked.

No one will ever know!

Jane said...

I am not looking for mistakes.....just love the quilt and it promps me to get a few of mine finished. Have a friend who has no long left on this earth and does not know the way to end her life on this earth and know eternal life beyond it. My heart longs for the time to speak and my hands are seeking to make a lap quilt befor it is too late. Before both things are too late.