July 20, 2011

feeling nervous

I'm helping my sweet friend, Leah, at Burgundy Buttons with a quilting project. A few weeks ago she asked if I would test a pattern for her. She provided me with the fabric, as the quilt I make will be used as a kit sample. I finished piecing the top yesterday and I got the backing fabric sewn together this morning. Now, comes the quilting part.

Normally, this is the part of the process that I enjoy the most, but this quilt is so big that I am really nervous about it. It's about 75" square. The largest I've quilted so far was 65" square. I need to get this finished so Leah can get the kit on her site, but there's a part of me that wants to run and hide. Am I being silly?

I think I'll get it sandwiched and basted today and put off the quilting until this weekend. Afterall, I've got two weeks worth of Farmers Wife blocks to catch up on.


  1. I understand the nervousness. It is one thing doing it for yourself, but doing it for someone else and knowing it will be used as a sample for her pattern.... That said, you do such great work that I know you will manage that extra 10" just find and the quilt will be GORGEOUS. It's good to put it aside and do something else, then come back and start fresh again. Keep those chocolates handy for little perk me ups as you sew!

  2. I'm sure it's going to look great! Just jump in there and tackle it. I can't wait to see how it turns out.


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