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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Quilting Stress

A friend of mine pieced this Chinese Coin top and asked if I would be willing to quilt it for her. I'm thankful for my friends who trust my limited quilting abilities enough to let me practice on their quilts, but it's a nerve-wracking process for me! I'm much more comfortable quilting my own quilts. Maybe once I put a few more hours on my machine it won't be so stressful to quilt for someone else. Thankfully I have a big stack of my own tops to practice on now...yes, there is a method to my UFO madness!

13 comments:

kwiltmakr said...

It looks good to me. I need way more practice than you do. I am sure she will be happy with it.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I think I would feel the same way. However, I must say.....I think your work looks very nice and it is probably a matter of getting comfortable with the process of quilting for others.

Smiles,
Kelly

Pokey said...

You're doing great! I always work a little harder on the ones for friends, too. It's more practice,though!

Andra Gayle said...

It looks great to me. I am also trying to teach myself free motion. I just have a Bernina with a stitch regulator though-not a long arm. I think my quilting would be A LOT better if I did have a long arm.

jovaliquilts said...

It looks good in the photo! I give a lot of our Project Linus to quilters who are getting used to a new machine and so far, we've had wonderful quilting on them all. So relax!

Diane said...

your quilting looks great! I'm sure your friend will love it.

julia said...

Your friend is lucky to have you. I can't imagine quilting a quilt!!! You are very good at it though. Your friend wouldn't ask you if she didn't have every confidence in you.

Anya said...

That's exactly the reason why the quilt I currently have loaded on my machine has been there for 3 weeks!

Your quilting looks great..

Jackie said...

I can understand your stress over this. But your friend knows you and your work and she chose YOU! I think your quilting is fantastic and clearly your friend does too!

Barb said...

Great job!!

Lori said...

Woo-Hoo!! It looks great and practice is the only way you'll get better!

Madalene said...

Looks great and you got double practice: on your quilting and on doing a quilt for someone else. But I find doing work for someone else never gets to be stress free.

Barb said...

I like it, your quilting looks good to me! Practice makes perfect, and I can only imagine how you must feel...but surely your friend has great confidence in you, and I say it is looks like she has placed her confidence with a good quilter! Have a great week!

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