3. Assembling Blocks into a Top
4. Making the Quilt Sandwich
For years my answer was everything after 3 and THAT is how you end up with 94 UFOs my friends! But now I'm down to one choice - 4. Making the Quilt Sandwich would be my Quilting Genie's job. Making backings, cutting batting and basting are my least favorite parts of quilt making. By a Minnesota mile.
Yesterday I was excited to do some walking foot quilting with my new Juki. I pulled a Warm Wishes UFO from the Collection and laid it out on my table hoping the Quilting Genie would give it a good press. Aren't those ballerinas adorable? I do believe they are cats, but I'm open to persuasion.
Be still my heart! I am quilting the last seam on the left side of my quilt (granted, it's a crib size) but look at all of that beautiful room! My quilt is not even touching the side OR the top. Woo! Double Woo!
My favorite part of quilting is piecing. Always has been! I love seeing blocks come together, playing with fabrics and colors and improving my skills. One of the reasons I love scrappy quilts is because each block is different. I tend to get bored with doing the same block/same fabrics over and over.
Next would be binding (surprise!). I have grown to love sewing down bindings by hand and I'm comfortable doing them by machine too. And, when you are to the binding stage a FINISH is near! Who doesn't love that?
Quilting, assembling the blocks into a top and cutting are my middle ground - not crazy about but don't dread either. I still have a lot to learn about quilting, but the fact that I don't fear it anymore is a big step forward. I'm
What task would you gladly hand off to your Quilting Genie? What's your favorite part of quilting? I'm linking up to WIP Wednesday@Freshly Pieced.