I think I need to work on my patience when crafting/sewing/ etc. cause I believe my excitement to get to the ‘final product’ makes me push the line to be ‘almost’ sloppy, and rushed.
I’m doing fine on this, my first topper, don’t get me wrong. I think if I don’t keep the mindset to ‘enjoy the ride’ while making something. the rush I put on myself will prevent me from really enjoying the process. I came to this realization tonight when I had an idea to hand tie this quilt rather than my original plan of machine quilting.
I KNOW that hand tying it, with a decatur knot at every corner will really just FIT the look of it now that I see more of the finished topper but quilting by machine would allow me to finish the blanket quicker. I think however, I’m going to let the ‘look’ win out over finishing the blanket with the machine that I know i’m not going to be happy with when all said and done.
Hand tieing it came to me while looking at the topper today. I just couldn’t see myself sewing x’s across every square. I thought it would just ruin the look. So that Is when I consulted the quilting book that my MIL gave to me for christmas (Thanks cathy!) In frequenting alot of quilting blogs and I’m discovering that this is the much loved almost ‘bible’ of anything quilting according to other people as well. I found in this book what is called the ‘Decatur Knot’ and liked the unique look of it and it left no loose ends on the quilt whichi is another plus.
Here is a flickr picture I found and a couple tutorials on how to do the knot.
When I get to that point, I’m going to also post a tutorial on how to do it.
Photo Credit: orime.me
I’m going to put this knot on every intersection of points on the blocks like the second link tutorial shows.
Tomorrow (sunday): Michaels Haul! They have a 20% off entire purchase sale and I just so happen to have a gift card from christmas!