Monday 24 September 2012

Sizing up

A Quilt for Lan

This queen size quilt was made April 2012.  It was my very first queen size quilt making experience.  I set off to challenge myself to make a simple queen size quilt because I wanted to expand my quilting repertoire.  The thought of making a queen size quilt was at first overwhelming and fearful but as the process went along, it was not a 'big deal' as I have thought it would be.

As Eleanor Roosevelt said "You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.  You must do the thing which you think you cannot do."

 "Try a thing you haven't done three times.  Once, to get over the fear of doing it.  Twice, to learn how to do it.  And a third to figure out whether you like it or not."  Virgil Thomson

The most trying part of the queen size quilting journey was the hand quilting which took a lot of perseverance and patience.  It was worth it at the end seeing the finished quilt, and even more rewarding seeing the smile on Lan's face when she received it.

Quilt design:  Jewel in the Curio
Size:  79" x 79"
Fabric: Urban Cow Girl Jelly roll & Charm pack
Quilting: Hand quilted using DMC Perle 8 Beige

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