Saturday, April 25, 2009


I pinned the quilt for Kristin today, but haven't had time to sew. I had tennis lessons to wait for this morning and Science Fair letters to write and send out and then many, many errands to run this afternoon. I need a longer weekend.

I've been thinking a lot about my future as a quilter. I really, really love quilting and hope one day to move up to a long arm machine. One day, when the kids are grown and I have a room I can devote to the big table and machine. I would like to be able to quilt things for other people. I fell like my meandering is pretty good now and I would feel comfortable doing that on other people's quilts, but some of my other things still need more practice.

I have been thinking a lot about getting a quilter's cruise control for my machine because I have a friend (hi Carla) who has a new quilting machine with a cruise control and her stitches are perfect! But, I can't justify spending $500 on one.

So, today, I was told that with some more practice, I can get my stitches to look like I have a cruise control, without spending the money. I have decided that I am going to practice and practice until my stitches look like Carla's, even around sharp points and corners :) Well, maybe they won't be perfect, but I'm going to learn to make them more even. I think that is a good goal.

I had better get off of this computer and try some quilting tonight before it is too late. If I practice a little every day, I will get better.

And if I start saving my pennies, one day, when the kids are grown, I will have enough to afford a long arm quilting machine...or a new car :)

1 comment:

carlam said...

Hi Marilyn!

Your un-stitch-regulated quilting far surpasses my stitch-regulated quilting. Save the money and just keep quilting!