Wednesday, June 14, 2006
After getting home from Tai Chi last night, I quilted some more. This hand quilting thing is very relaxing, and I'm so glad for the comments that encouraged skipping the frame. I draw a line or two and quilt; this is definitely a learning experience. After quilting for a few minutes, my fingers manage better and stitches improve a bit, but a great deal of practice is yet needed for any kind of decent work. Still, the process is fun, the experimenting with drawing a few lines, then quilting them puts a completable goal in front of me. The process is slow, the bulk (even of this relatively small piece) is awkward, the area around seams a bit more difficult, the tips of my fingers are perforated. But one line at a time, learning is taking place.
This piece can serve as a kind of sampler for me as I play with different designs. I do need to consider (in advance, for once) what to do about the large bottom area, but right now, doing something different in the squares and rectangles is fun.
Still enjoying The Historian and put some comments on the book blog.